Meet Libby, OverDrive’s New eReading App

Meet Libby, a new app built with love for readers to discover and enjoy eBooks and audiobooks from your library. Inspired by user and library feedback, Libby was designed to get people reading as quickly and seamlessly as possible.

This new eReading app from OverDrive was built as an easier, more one-touch option for eBook readers. If your device doesn’t support Libby, don’t worry! You can still use the existing OverDrive app on those devices.

Summer Learning 2017: Build a Better World

Hollidaysburg Area Public Library

One Furnace Road (next to the High School)

814-695-5961

June 19 through August 12:  Build A Better World

Children of all ages are invited to join this free Summer Learning Program.  Signup sheets are available at the Library, on our Facebook page, and in printable .pdf format linked at the bottom of this page.

Preschool children (infant to age 5/pre-K):  Family “read-to-me” program, with an optional story time OR special guest program time held on Wednesdays at 4pm, Wednesdays at 6:00 pm, Thursdays at 10:30am, or Fridays at 10:30am.

Finished Kindergarten through Finished Fourth Grade:  Independent reading program, with an optional story and craft group activity OR special guest program held on Tuesdays at 6:00pm, Wednesdays at 1:00 pm, or Thursdays at 1:00 or 3:00pm.

Finished Fifth or Sixth Grade:  Independent reading program, with an optional group book discussion/craft activity OR special guest program held on Tuesdays at 1:00 or 4:00pm.

Junior and Senior High:  No signup is required.  During the program (June 19 through August 12), check out a book from the Young Adult section, read it, and fill out an opinion card about the book.  The cards are used for weekly prize drawings.

The Hollidaysburg Area Public Library will host various special guests throughout the summer.  These programs are free and open to everyone (you do not have to be in the summer learning program to attend).  Guest program information will be posted in the Library and will be advertised through our website, Facebook, posters, and local newspaper.

Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Questions?  Email melanie@halibrary.org or visit “Hollidaysburg Area Public Library” on Facebook.

Click here for our calendar of events…

Preschooler Signup Sheet 2017

Kindergarten Through 4th Grade Signup Sheet 2017

5th or 6th Grade Signup Sheet 2017

New Summer Hours

Effective June 1, 2017, the Hollidaysburg Area Public Library will have adjusted summer hours:

Monday                    9:30am – 8:00pm

Tuesday                    9:30am – 8:00pm

Wednesday              9:30am – 8:00pm

Thursday                  9:30am – 8:00pm

Friday                        9:30am – 5:00pm

Saturday                 10:00am – 2:00pm  

Sunday                      1:00pm – 5:00pm

Cosmic Treats: The Dark Biosphere

Join us for another fantastic Cosmic Treats presentation! The Dark Biosphere: Exploring the Dark Ocean will be held on Thursday, May 25 at 6pm.

Although it was believed nothing could survive in the deepest part of the ocean (6.8 miles down), new technology has revealed amazing examples of life. The presenter for this program will be Dr. Amanda Martino, Assistant Professor of Biology, Saint Francis University.

This free family science program is sponsored by Saint Francis University’s Science Outreach Center. No signup is needed. Children must be accompanied by an adult.