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Altoona Area Public Library http://library.notebookservice.co.uk en The Great Migration http://library.notebookservice.co.uk/blog/great-migration Behind the scenes, over the past several months the staff of the Altoona Area Public Library has been preparing for a big move. The move has nothing to do with our physical location; it has to do with our data. On June 16th the library will officially be using a different ILS (Integrated Library System). ILS software helps us manage the vast amount of items and patrons we keep track of so you can check out our materials.<div class="field field-type-text field-field-blog-audience"> <div class="field-label">Audience:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Everyone </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://library.notebookservice.co.uk/blog/great-migration" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 10 Jun 2016 20:15:24 +0000 Altoona Library 533760 at http://library.notebookservice.co.uk Engage for Health: Questions are the Answer! http://library.notebookservice.co.uk/blog/engage-health-questions-are-answer <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="filefield-file"><img class="filefield-icon field-icon-image-jpeg" alt="image/jpeg icon" src="http://library.notebookservice.co.uk/sites/all/modules/filefield/icons/image-x-generic.png" /><a href="http://library.notebookservice.co.uk/sites/default/files/engageforhealth_logo_small.jpg" type="image/jpeg; length=67422">engageforhealth_logo_small.jpg</a></div> </div> </div> </div> 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, <em>Questions are the Answer.</em> The program was developed by The Hospital &amp; 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.<div class="field field-type-text field-field-blog-audience"> <div class="field-label">Audience:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Adults </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://library.notebookservice.co.uk/blog/engage-health-questions-are-answer" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Thu, 03 Mar 2016 19:13:17 +0000 Altoona Library 533617 at http://library.notebookservice.co.uk Retirement of Mrs. Catherine Burr http://library.notebookservice.co.uk/blog/retirement-mrs-catherine-burr <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="filefield-file"><img class="filefield-icon field-icon-image-jpeg" alt="image/jpeg icon" src="http://library.notebookservice.co.uk/sites/all/modules/filefield/icons/image-x-generic.png" /><a href="http://library.notebookservice.co.uk/sites/default/files/BurrSignCollage%20%282%29.jpg" type="image/jpeg; length=1196003">BurrSignCollage (2).jpg</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <p>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&#39;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!</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-blog-audience"> <div class="field-label">Audience:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Everyone </div> </div> </div> Fri, 05 Feb 2016 14:46:05 +0000 Altoona Library 533561 at http://library.notebookservice.co.uk The Altoona Area Public Library offers BookFlix for young readers! http://library.notebookservice.co.uk/blog/altoona-area-public-library-offers-bookflix-young-readers <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="filefield-file"><img class="filefield-icon field-icon-image-gif" alt="image/gif icon" src="http://library.notebookservice.co.uk/sites/all/modules/filefield/icons/image-x-generic.png" /><a href="http://library.notebookservice.co.uk/sites/default/files/BookFlix.gif" type="image/gif; length=2650">BookFlix.gif</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <p>Dear Parents and Caregivers,</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-blog-audience"> <div class="field-label">Audience:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Everyone </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://library.notebookservice.co.uk/blog/altoona-area-public-library-offers-bookflix-young-readers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wed, 27 Jan 2016 16:52:18 +0000 Altoona Library 533558 at http://library.notebookservice.co.uk Altoona Area Public Library supports the Lights On Afterschool Initiative http://library.notebookservice.co.uk/blog/altoona-area-public-library-supports-lights-afterschool-initiative <p>We at the Altoona Library support the <a href="http://www.afterschoolalliance.org/loa.cfm">Lights On Afterschool Initiative</a> and its powerful message that millions more kids need quality after school programs. &quot;Every day across this country, afterschool programs are keeping kids safe, inspiring them to learn, and helping working families. Given the economy, it is more important than ever that we sustain the quality afterschool programs we have and support new ones.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-blog-audience"> <div class="field-label">Audience:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Teens </div> <div class="field-item even"> Adults </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://library.notebookservice.co.uk/blog/altoona-area-public-library-supports-lights-afterschool-initiative" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 16 Oct 2015 14:11:55 +0000 Altoona Library 533386 at http://library.notebookservice.co.uk 2015 Book Signing Fair! http://library.notebookservice.co.uk/blog/2015-book-signing-fair <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="filefield-file"><img class="filefield-icon field-icon-image-jpeg" alt="image/jpeg icon" src="http://library.notebookservice.co.uk/sites/all/modules/filefield/icons/image-x-generic.png" /><a href="http://library.notebookservice.co.uk/sites/default/files/Book%20Signing%20fair%20.jpg" type="image/jpeg; length=766176">Book Signing fair .jpg</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <p>The Blair County Genealogical Society and the Altoona Area Public Library invite you to join us for a very special event,&nbsp;Saturday, November 7th&nbsp;from&nbsp;10 am to 2 pm. 10 authors will be present at one time to sell and sign their books and 4 of those authors will be giving talks about their work. Gift cards and books will be available as door prizes. For more information about the authors and speakers, visit&nbsp;<a href="http://www.bcgslibrary.org/" target="_blank">www.bcgslibrary.org</a></p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-blog-audience"> <div class="field-label">Audience:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Everyone </div> </div> </div> Tue, 13 Oct 2015 17:05:31 +0000 Altoona Library 533385 at http://library.notebookservice.co.uk The Friends of the Altoona Area Public Library to Hold Used Book Sale http://library.notebookservice.co.uk/blog/friends-altoona-area-public-library-hold-used-book-sale <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="filefield-file"><img class="filefield-icon field-icon-image-jpeg" alt="image/jpeg icon" src="http://library.notebookservice.co.uk/sites/all/modules/filefield/icons/image-x-generic.png" /><a href="http://library.notebookservice.co.uk/sites/default/files/FriendsBookSale.jpg" type="image/jpeg; length=2179331">FriendsBookSale.jpg</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <p>The Friends of the Altoona Area Public Library will hold a used book sale from&nbsp;9 am to 5 pm,&nbsp;Friday October 23rd,&nbsp;Saturday October 24th, and&nbsp;Monday, October 26th, which will be $5.00 a bag day. There will be no&nbsp;Sunday&nbsp;hours. The sale will include hard and paperback books, games, DVDs, CDs, VHS, audio books, and records. All money benefits the library. Sorting the books for the sale are (from left to right):</p> <p>Helen Gorsuch, Mary Shumaker, Judy Brown, Anne Wolf, and Daisy Costanza.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-blog-audience"> <div class="field-label">Audience:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Everyone </div> </div> </div> Fri, 25 Sep 2015 20:41:21 +0000 Altoona Library 533376 at http://library.notebookservice.co.uk Did You Know??? http://library.notebookservice.co.uk/blog/did-you-know <p>Did you know that the Altoona Library has FREE Nook Simple Touch eBook readers loaded with books for you to checkout and take home? Some of the genres that you can check out are: New York Times bestsellers, mystery, historical fiction, romance, and sci-fi/fantasy to name a few. You can also check out a Nook with non-fiction titles on it including subjects such as health, business, and travel too. All you need to check out a Nook is your current Altoona Library card and a valid credit card (used for validation only). Stop in and borrow one today!</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-blog-audience"> <div class="field-label">Audience:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Adults </div> </div> </div> Thu, 17 Sep 2015 21:05:16 +0000 Altoona Library 533355 at http://library.notebookservice.co.uk Altoona Library to Celebrate International Read an eBook Day 2015 http://library.notebookservice.co.uk/blog/altoona-library-celebrate-international-read-ebook-day-2015 <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="filefield-file"><img class="filefield-icon field-icon-image-jpeg" alt="image/jpeg icon" src="http://library.notebookservice.co.uk/sites/all/modules/filefield/icons/image-x-generic.png" /><a href="http://library.notebookservice.co.uk/sites/default/files/RAEBD_300x250-graphic_new.jpg" type="image/jpeg; length=30531">RAEBD_300x250-graphic_new.jpg</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <p>The Altoona Area Public Library will take part in and celebrate International Read an eBook Day, an annual holiday to celebrate and raise awareness for reading on digital devices on September 18. In recent years, the popularity of eBooks has soared and readers are taking advantage of the eBook technology and popular titles available at their local library. Through July 2015, public library customers have borrowed 94.7 million eBooks and audiobooks, a 24 percent increase over the same period in 2014 (according to <a href="http://www.overdrive.com/">OverDrive</a>).</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-blog-audience"> <div class="field-label">Audience:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Teens </div> <div class="field-item even"> Adults </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://library.notebookservice.co.uk/blog/altoona-library-celebrate-international-read-ebook-day-2015" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 11 Sep 2015 15:37:35 +0000 Altoona Library 533351 at http://library.notebookservice.co.uk Love Manga? The Library is the Place to be... http://library.notebookservice.co.uk/blog/love-manga-library-place-be <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="filefield-file"><img class="filefield-icon field-icon-image-jpeg" alt="image/jpeg icon" src="http://library.notebookservice.co.uk/sites/all/modules/filefield/icons/image-x-generic.png" /><a href="http://library.notebookservice.co.uk/sites/default/files/manga%20con%20flyer%20%281%29.jpg" type="image/jpeg; length=856088">manga con flyer (1).jpg</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <p>The Altoona Library will host a Mini Manga Con on Thursday, July 23, 2015 from 2PM-5PM on the ground floor. Barnes &amp; Noble will be selling Manga (buy two get one free); Gamestop will be hosting a gaming tournament featuring the new Manga game J-Stars Victory; Cutie Pie Kawaii will be selling Japanese candy and other items too; participants can have their picture taken in front of our green screen in our Creation Lab or get a 3-D print out of a Manga symbol.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-blog-audience"> <div class="field-label">Audience:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Teens </div> </div> </div> Mon, 20 Jul 2015 19:25:49 +0000 Altoona Library 533238 at http://library.notebookservice.co.uk