Important Announcement

Important Announcement: The Library will be closed on Saturday, May 28th and Monday, May 30th, 2016 in observance of the Memorial Day holiday. 



Summer Reading Information:

Adults / Teen Summer Reading

Children's Summer Reading 

  • Vasya Kandinsky was a proper little boy: he studied math and history, he practiced the piano, he sat up straight and was perfectly polite. And when his family sent him to art classes, they
  • In this Coretta Scott King Honor Award–winning novel, two teens—one black, one white—grapple with the repercussions of a single violent act that leaves their school, their
  • The gripping tale about two boys, once as close as brothers, who find themselves on opposite sides of the Holocaust. Elliot Rosenzweig, a respected civic leader and wealthy philanthropist,
  • In the summer of 2010, photographer Brandon Stanton began an ambitious project —to single-handedly create a photographic census of New York City. The photos he took and the
Latest News & Information

Engage for Health: Questions are the Answer!

Today, as part of our PA Forward health literacy initiative, we were happy to have Christopher Holland, Physician Assistant at the UPMC Altoona Emergency Department, to assist in presenting a new pilot program titled, Questions are the Answer. The program was developed by The Hospital & Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania and its Pennsylvania Hospital Engagement Network. It was then modified by the National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Middle Atlantic Region.

Retirement of Mrs. Catherine Burr

Mrs. Catherine Burr has served the Altoona Area Public Library for over 30 years. She recently retired and the Library staff had a party for her at Hoss's on Valley View Boulevard in Altoona. Mrs. Burr is very near and dear to the hearts of the staff at the Library. She will be missed!




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