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Friends of the Library to Hold Used Book Sale

The Friends of the Altoona Area Public Library will hold their USED BOOK SALE on the Library's ground floor.  Special book sale dates and hours are: Friday, October 24 and Saturday, October 25 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m; and on Monday, October 27, 2014 from 9 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.  Monday will be $5.00 a bag day.  This huge sale will feature hardcover, paperbacks, audio books, CDs, DVDs, puzzles, games & more.  All proceeds will benefit the Library.


Halloween Secrets in the Library - 13 Favorite Spooky Books 'Buried' in the Stacks

Happy Haunting in the Youth Room – Bwahahaha


JF COV Oddly enough / stories by Bruce Coville; illustrations by Michael Hussar.

JF HOW The celery stalks at midnight.  Author: Howe, James.

JF SPE How not to be killed by a zombie.  Author: Specter, Baron.


Create Your Own Content - Altoona Library offers new and exciting Creation Lab!

Something new and exciting is happening at the Altoona Area Public Library. On the second floor, overlooking the adult circulation desk below, there is a glass room unlike anything we have ever had at the Library. This room, dubbed the Creation Lab, is filled with some of the latest technology for doing something revolutionary for a public library—creating content!