Local Columns

Call to order

Two thousand eighteen brought the end of an era to the Board of Directors of the Mifflin County Library. The last original board member from the 2013 board who hired me completed her second three-year term of office, the limit according to our bylaws. We thank Corrinne Walker Pierce for her ...

New and popular titles at Juniata County Library

You can find all of these titles at the Juniata County Library. Visit our online card catalog at juniata.sparkpa.org to search today or call (717) 436-6378 to have a helpful library staff member assist you. Join us for our first Winter Reading Program. It runs all winter until March 20, ...

What’s next?

Back in the day when I was a children’s librarian I was telling the library system’s youth services coordinator (who supervised children and young adult services in the 18 branch libraries) about an outreach activity I’d successfully implemented with six area elementary schools. I was ...

New and popular titles at Juniata County Library

You can find all of these titles at the Juniata County Library. Visit our online card catalog at juniata.sparkpa.org to search today or call (717) 436-6378 to have a helpful library staff member assist you. Join us for our first Winter Reading Program. It runs all winter until March 20, ...

Newspaper tariff would have a devastating effect on our industry

The viability of local newspapers, including the one that you are reading now, is being challenged by the proposed newspaper tariff on the import of uncoated groundwood paper from Canada — the type that is used to print this newspaper and others across Pennsylvania. Simply put, newspapers ...

Christmas wishes are offered with a literary twist

The holiday season has swirled around me this year. I feel like a mere observer of all the hustle and bustle. I don’t have that Scrooge-y “Bah Humbug” attitude but I am certainly far less engaged in celebratory preparations than usual. Gosh, it’s Dec. 23 and my greeting cards are still ...

New and popular titles at the Juniata County Library

You can find all of these titles at the Juniata County Library. Visit our online card catalog at juniata.sparkpa.org to search today or call (717) 436-6378 to have a helpful library staff member assist you. Join us for our first Winter Reading Program. It runs all winter until March 20, ...

New and popular titles at the Juniata County Library

You can find all of these titles at the Juniata County Library. Visit our online card catalog at juniata.sparkpa.org to search today or call (717) 436-6378 to have a helpful library staff member assist you. Before I offer my weekly reviews, I would like to mention that this Thursday, Dec. ...

An iceberg experience can be a real eye-opener

Glaciologists, scientists who study ice, long ago discovered that icebergs can be 50 to 100 times as large under the surface of the water than what we see above the water. Hence the term, “tip of the iceberg.” Last week I had the most amazing experience that clearly demonstrated that what ...

New and popular titles at the Juniata County Library

You can find all of these titles at the Juniata County Library. Visit our online card catalog at juniata.sparkpa.org to search today or call (717) 436-6378 to have a helpful library staff member assist you. The most popular books, movies, and more of 2017 Popular doesn’t always mean ...