New! Photo Editing Software at HAPL

The Hollidaysburg Area Public Library would like to announce that we now have photo editing software on our public computers!

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Our public computers now offer two choices of photo editing software for our patrons to use. The first is Gimp, which has been installed directly onto the computers. This program is more involved and not necessarily for first time users, but if you’d like to teach yourself we have also installed a link to the Gimp tutorials. Give it a try!

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The second program is Pixlr, which is an online photo editor. This one is a little simpler, and easier to learn and use. The link to Pixlr has also been installed on the public computers’ desktops.

Both programs are free to use and both offer great photo editing tools. Enjoy!

Summer Reading: Help the Library Win 50 Free Books!

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From OCLC WebJunction:, the largest website dedicated to kids’ reading and book reviews by-and-for children, rewards kids, schools, and public libraries for reading and reviewing books. The four-month, online DOGObooks Summer Reading program launched in mid-May, runs through the end of September, and is a great opportunity for young readers.


With the help of its children’s book publisher partners, DOGObooks has assembled an online catalog of popular titles of books for grades 3-8. By reading and posting three reviews of 25 words or more on DOGObooks, kids will receive their choice of a free book from a prize list of titles selected from the leaders in children’s publishing. With more than 3,500 books available, participating children have a good chance to win at least one book. Better World Books is also awarding a 20% coupon to reviewers, plus a prize of 50 books each for the top ten schools with the most reviews.


In addition to choosing their school, for the very first year, participating readers will also be able to choose their local public library. The top ten libraries in the reading challenge will each win 50 books for their collections!

The Hollidaysburg Area Public Library wants you and your child(ren) to help us win 50 free books (and win a free book for themselves)! The more participants we have, the better our chances of winning! If your child is interested, please follow the instructions below to sign them up for DOGObooks Summer Reading program. Don’t forget to have your child choose our Library when they sign up!

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And if you haven’t already, sign your child(ren) up for our Summer Reading program, as well!

Summer Reading 2015: Every Hero Has a Story

Every Hero Burst copyVisit the Library to sign up for Summer Reading!

This year’s theme is “Every Hero Has a Story.” Children from birth through high school are invited to participate, with weekly incentive prizes and many special guest programs. Summer Reading is fun, focuses on reading for pleasure, and is very important to help keep reading skills strong during the time that school is not in session. Signup sheets are available in the Children’s Room. This free program runs June 29 through August 14.

**Patrons can also click on the “Summer Reading” tab under the “Children” heading in our menu, or on the Summer Reading button in our sidebar, to access printable signup sheets for this program.

Please email Miss Melanie for more information or if you have any questions about our Summer Reading program.