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The Charles and Rose Hylton Library
The Charles and Rose Hylton Library, dedicated and opened to the public in November 2005, honors two who have been essential to Spencer Penn through the years. Charles served as PTA president and coached boys’ basketball during the 1980’s, when his children Jim and Jeannie attended school here. Rose taught kindergarten for 25 years in one of the two rooms that were to become the library, and has since worked tirelessly in many areas as a volunteer for the Centre.
The Library offers a Summer Reading Program for children 3-12 years during the summer months, with goals and rewards, crafts and activities which encourage reading. A Pre-school Story Time and Playdate is also offered on Thursdays at 11:00, and our children’s library offers many reading and play opportunities. We have also recently added a free library outside near the playground, where books are available to all for borrowing on a “take one, leave one” basis.
The library is open to the public Monday, Tuesday and Thursday: 10am - 8pm. We have lots of books to check out. Sign up for a library card today. No Charge. It is staffed by helpful and friendly volunteers—and can always use more.
The Roy C Stone Tech Lab
Hours: Mondays, 10am to 3pm and Thursdays, 10am to 5pm
The Tech Lab was donated in memory of Roy Clayton Stone by his widow, Evelyn. Mr. Stone, a very successful Martinsville businessman , was raised in Horsepasture, and at one time lived close to the school.
The Roy C Stone Lab has provided a vital service to the patrons of Spencer Penn Centre, and has been used for various computer classes, a children’s Write a Book Class, Photo-Shop Class and in the fall of 2015 became a site for a tutoring program named SPICE (Spencer Penn Investing in Children’s Education).
The Computer Lab is open to the public. High Speed Internet Access is available. Programs such as Power Point and Photo Shop are available. A fee will be charged for the use of printers, no instruction will be offered.
There's always something fun going on at the Spencer Penn Centre.
We have monthly events, music Night is every second Friday of the month, a big country buffet breakfast, bingo is fun for the whole family, and much much more! We hope to see you soon!
Join us for our weekly classes or our featured monthly classes.
All-in-One Join us For Workout Mondays @ 1pm. Chair Aerobics Thursdays @ 11:30am.Preschool Story Time and Playdate Thursdays @ 11am. Our monthly classes offer a wide variety of hobbies and interests. Check back on the website, facebook or view our newsletter, The Chalkboard for updates.
Spencer Penn’s Most Valuable Resource
The success rate for turning an old school into a productive and vivable contribution to the community is very low. Other communities have tried and failed. Spencer Penn’s volunteers are the determining factor.
Louise Lester Banquet Hall
Virginia Rodgers Kitchen
George Burton Conference Room