Your Library Account 101

Want to learn more about all of the cool things you can do with our new Spark library system?  Presenter Rachael Hartman invites Blair County library card holders to learn how to use their free online library account including searching the catalog, placing holds, renewing items, getting free ebooks, and more! No signup is needed. Participants are encouraged to bring a device (smartphone, tablet, laptop) to use, but it is not required.

This program will take place on Wednesday, November 30 at 3:00pm. Bring your questions!


Doug Bosley Visit

Want to know more about the Allegheny Portage Railroad National Historic Site and the Hollidaysburg Canal Basin?

On November 8, 2016 at 6:30pm, National Park Service Ranger Doug Bosley will be at the Hollidaysburg Area Public Library to give a talk about both of these historic sites, and to answer any questions you might have.


Read for the Record

Jumpstart’s Read for the Record® is a national campaign that was launched over a decade ago to address the educational inequities that leave too many children unprepared for kindergarten. On Thursday, October 27, 2016, children and adults will gather to learn, laugh, and read this year’s campaign book, The Bear Ate Your Sandwich by Julia Sarcone-Roach, as part of the world’s largest shared reading experience. Read for the Record inspires adults to read with children, spurs policymakers and organizations to take action towards transformative change in early education, and puts books in the hands of more children across the country.

All are welcome; no signup is needed; children must be accompanied by an adult. This free storytime will be held at 10:30am this Thursday October 27 at the Hollidaysburg Area Public Library. To view this event on Facebook, click here.


Computer Questions with Tom Robison

Have you recently gotten a new computer? Have you recently updated to Windows 10 and need help figuring things out? Do you have basic computer questions you’d like the answers to?

“Computer Questions: Don’t Be Afraid To Ask!” will meet Monday, October 10 at 6:00 p.m. Presenter Tom Robison wants to know what YOU want to learn in this free class. Bring your questions with you or email them ahead of time to Tom will do his best to answer them, and if he can’t, “We’ll find the answer together”. No signup is needed; all are welcome.