Help Form and Transform Lives

Dear Friends,

“This is nice!” We hear that often these days, from first-time visitors to our brand new building.

YOUR brand new building! We are your public library, now located next to the Hollidaysburg Area High School after 43 years at our previous site. We have been enjoying our new home since last July.

Visitors have found so much to like: generous parking, easy access for disabled patrons, and a soaring entry. New computers, pleasant lighting, and handsome shelves. Relaxed reading areas, private meeting rooms, and beautiful bathrooms! Engaging displays of local interest and vintage photos. The colorful children’s area and the separate young adult room. A well-equipped kitchen and large community room with theater-quality projection and sound. And a charming gazebo and outdoor amphitheater–the latter with a fun secret that you must experience!

You can be proud of your public library. Please visit often with friends and loved ones. Enjoy the materials and programs for all ages. Snap pictures. Show off the place to out-of-town guests!

The beauty of the building is fitting for its purpose. The library exists to help form and transform lives. From infants viewing their first books…to students needing reference help…to seniors in seminars…plus residents using circulated items at home…the library serves and enriches hundreds every day. Since the new site opened, circulation has already increased by 20%.

Our community is fortunate. All of this came from hundreds of supporters over dozens of years. Ongoing support is vital, as it was in the previous building. Over half of our operating funding comes from one local friend at a time. You know the satisfaction from your past donations, or you can feel it by donating for the first time. Any gift you send benefits everyone in our community. If you’d like to donate to the Hollidaysburg Area Public Library, please click on the Donate button below, or download and print the PDF file to mail your donation directly to the Library.

These are beautiful things: The new building. The lives touched. And your giving. Thank you for your help. For any questions, please call (814) 695-5961 or email

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Click here to download and print the PDF version of the donation form