Have news or events you'd like to submit? Submit your organization's news for: (1) the TimesObserver, (2) local news web page, & (3) community calendar: Email: YPLCommunityCalendar@Gmail.com
Details how & other FAQ's below
YPLibrary is the new Youngsville/Brokenstraw Valley area correspondent for TimesObserver, use above email to submit for newspaper too. Items sent to above email by midnight each Monday will be: (1) printed Saturday of that same week in TimesObserver, (2) added to YPL's local news web-page, & (3) added to YPL's monthly community calendar of events site.
If you or your organization wishes to submit news for the TimesObserver & the Youngsville Library local news web-page from the Youngsville/Brokenstraw Valley area: please email YPLCommunityCalendar@gmail.com.
News, photos, and general information that is received through YPLCommunityCalendar@gmail.com by Wednesday at midnightwill be coordinated and submitted for publication in the TimesObserver on Thursday of that same week. ***Important: Please include any links, fliers, and contact information you have when emailing to YPLCommunityCalendar@gmail.com.
All information submitted through the YPLCommunityCalendar Gmail will also: (1) be placed on the new Youngsville Public Library “community/local news” webpage for long-term, public access (until the event has completed), (2) placed on the monthly, library-sponsored “Brokenstraw Valley Area Community Calendar” of events (also accessible on the library’s web-site).
If your organization has a link to a Facebook page, promotional flier, web-site, photos, etc. please include them with your news article submission—the library staff will incorporate them on-line (via the Youngsville Library’s website) to help you reach a broader audience. Youngsville Public Library’s “one-stop community-minded” website is: www.YoungsvillePublicLibrary.org
More FAQ's below
FAQ's 1. Who can submit to the Community News & Community calendar page? Ans. Anyone! If your news/event is something that you would have submitted to the Youngsville Area News section in the past, then you should submit your organization's information for this Community Page.
-The purpose of this page is to offer an easy "one-stop" location that (a) allows our community members to read the latest news about area events, activities, & other happenings. (b) provides access to a Community Calendar that you can reference for key-dates, upcoming events, fundraisers, and more. (c) helps area organizations as they schedule their own activities by being able to see when other fundraisers and events are going to take place, thus hopefully helping to eliminate too many "duplicate" events on a given date or weekend, etc.
2.How do I submit an article/information for the Community News page? Ans. (a) Email your article/information and photo(s) (in jpeg format) to YPLCommunityCalendar@gmail.com. (b) If you have a website link or contact information (i.e. email, phone) please include it with your submission (the community calendar has a links & contact feature that the public can access).
3. Is there a weekly deadline for submitting articles/information for the Community News page or the Community Calendar? Ans. Each week news/calendar information that is emailed by you & received by midnight Wednesdsy will be placed on the Community News page & Community Calendar by Saturday of that same week (and will be submitted to the TimesObserver for printing Saturday of that same week). Emails received from Thursday - Tuesday will be uploaded as soon as able. - However, you can send calendar information months in advance of the event date (this also helps other organizations to plan their events and to prevent too many fundraisers occurring on the same date or weekend, etc.).
4.Can I just email you a flier that my organization/church made to promote an event instead of writing something? Ans.Yes! If you already have a flier created that has all the information, please email it. Chances are that the flier can actually be placed on the Community News page in its entirety. So no need to "rewrite" the information in an email, just send what you've already made.
5.Do I have to send something separately if I'd like it to be included on the Community Calendar page? Ans. No.If the article/information that you emailed to YPLCommunityCalendar@gmail.com is also something that can also be placed on the Community Calendar (i.e. a fundraiser, benefit dinner, special church event, etc.) that information will automatically be added to the calendar by a YPL staff member
6. How far ahead can I submit an item for the Community Calendar page? Ans. Items can be submitted up to one year ahead of the event date.
7. Additional questions? contact YPL during business hours (814-563-7670) Modified hours during COVID crisis: M & W: Noon -6 & Fri Noon-4