Summer Learning 2017: Build a Better World

Hollidaysburg Area Public Library

One Furnace Road (next to the High School)


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 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.

Friends of the Library Spring Book Sale

The Friends of the Hollidaysburg Area Public Library will be holding their spring book sale Thursday, April 20 through Saturday, April 22, with a preview night for Friends members on Wednesday, April 19.

Wednesday, April 19 (Friends Preview Sale–must be a member of the Friends to attend) — 6:00-7:30pm
Thursday, April 20 — 9:30am-7:30pm
Friday, April 21 — 9:30am-4:30pm
Saturday, April 22 (Bag Day! Fill a bag with books for $5!) — 9:30am-3:00pm

Not a member of the Friends, but want to attend the preview sale on April 19? Membership dues are $10 per year, and membership forms will be available to fill out at the book sale.