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AASD Enrichment Students Promote Summer Reading Program with Video

Posted by Altoona Library on June 18, 2015, 3:44 pm

The library would like to say THANK YOU to all of the AASD Enrichment students who helped to promote the 2015 Summer Reading program!

 

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Splish Splash Library Cash to Benefit Library

Posted by Altoona Library on June 18, 2015, 11:02 am

Splish Splash Library Cash 50/50 raffle to benefit the Altoona Area Public Library. Soak up some big money and help Library meet its goal to sell 1,000 tickets!   First, second & third prizes to be awarded on Friday, August 21, 2015 based on intake of proceeds.  Tickets may be purchased at the library for $10.00 each.

Summer Reading Programs Kick Off at the Altoona Library

Posted by Altoona Library on June 18, 2015, 8:51 am

View the following link to learn all about our Summer Reading Programs for kids, adults, and teens! The program kicks of Thursday, June 18th with a magic and illusion show performed by M&M Magic. Show times are 10AM and 2PM.

WTAJ New Coverage of Altoona Library's Summer Reading Programs

READ IT AGAIN Favorites

Posted by Altoona Library on May 27, 2015, 4:51 pm

Looking for some titles to enjoy with your youngsters?  Here’s a list of books (In order by Title) that have been greeted with “READ IT AGAIN!” during our school visits.  430 young voices give a great recommendation.

 

Read It Again Favorites 2014-2015

*The Baby Beebee Bird by Massie

*Bob by Pearson

*Chicka Chicka Boom Boom by Martin

*Coco’s Surprise by Vera de Backker...

Teens from Goodwill Donate Bookmarks

Posted by Altoona Library on May 15, 2015, 1:06 pm

Teens from Goodwill donated all natural bookmarks containing seeds for planting to celebrate Earth Day. The bookmarks were then given out to Library patrons. Thanks to Steven Rosepink and Damon Lynn who are featured in the picture with Teen Services Librarian Amy Horell.

Friends of the Library to hold program

Posted by Altoona Library on May 7, 2015, 11:49 am

The Friends of the Altoona Area Public Library present their Annual Spring Program: Sheep A Rare Opportunity.  Guest Speakers are William Churchill and Fred Stowell of Underhill Farm. Knitters, felters, & crochet enthusiasts will especially enjoy getting acquainted with the heritage Breed of sheep, Leicester Longwools, &...

Library offers new online database - NewspaperARCHIVE

Posted by Altoona Library on April 2, 2015, 9:05 am

The Altoona Area Public Library is very excited to announce the addition of NewspaperARCHIVE to our growing list of products available to our patrons. You can now search over a hundred Pennsylvania newspapers, including the Altoona Mirror, for FREE. All you need is an Altoona card. Please go to the Digital Library tab on...

Introduction to the Ukulele Class to be held at Altoona Library

Posted by Altoona Library on April 1, 2015, 2:28 pm

Join Mike Holzer for a workshop with a touch of the tropics. Registration is required - call 946-0417. The cost is $5.00. If you have a ukulele please bring it, if not, one will be provided. 

Jay Paterno to give presentation at Altoona Library

Posted by Altoona Library on February 18, 2015, 11:19 am

Jay Paterno, author of Paterno Legacy: Enduring Lessons from the Life and Death of My Father will be at the Altoona Area Public Library on Thursday, February 19th at 6pm in the library theater for a presentation and book signing.  All are welcome to attend.  Books will be available for purchase.

Jay is offering the library a portion of the sales from the evening.

Friends of the Library Present Check

Posted by Altoona Library on February 12, 2015, 10:10 am

On February 9, 2015 “Friends” Helen Gorsuch (left) and Ann Wolf (right) presented a check for $50,000.00 to Executive Director, Jennifer Knisely (center) for the Altoona Area Public Library. The Friends of the Altoona Area Public Library are always seeking new "Friends" to assist with fund raisers and semi-annual used book sales.