Local Columns

Total eclipse

The media hype has started and with it the misinformation. Sigh. Just in case you weren’t aware, on Aug. 21 America will fall under the path of a total solar eclipse. The sun will disappear behind the moon, turning daylight into twilight, causing the temperature to drop rapidly, and ...

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. Take part in our youth and adult summer reading! “Dreamland Burning” by ...

Do you have a bug-out book?

When I was living in Florida the son of a good friend came to stay with me for a while. He arrived shortly before the beginning of hurricane season (June 1-Nov. 30) when the media was hyping the need to make preparations in the event of a storm making landfall. Retailers provide a list of ...

‘Holiday creep’ is getting worse

On Monday afternoon, I was at a local convenience store getting lunch when my eyes turned toward one of life’s true guilty pleasures — Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups. But as I was contemplating whether to indulge, my eyes caught something else nearby that immediately activated my “rant ...

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. Take part in our Youth and Adult Summer Reading! “What Made Maddy Run: The Secret ...

Show these books some love

Here’s a not-so-secret secret. The Mifflin County and Juniata County libraries are running out of shelf space. We only have so many linear feet of shelves and our buildings only have so much square footage. If we don’t manage our collections, print and non-print, we could see ourselves on ...

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 436-6378 to have a helpful library staff member assist you. Take part in our Youth and Adult Summer Reading! “Al Franken, Giant of the Senate,” ...

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 436-6378 to have a helpful library staff member assist you. Take part in our Youth and Adult Summer Reading! “Trump's War: His Battle for America,” ...

Tap, tap, BANG!

There is nothing like the smell of dust, paint and spackling compound. The library is undergoing a little bit of renovation. Truth be told, we have been looking a little shabby for quite some time. The Lewistown building is owned by the county, and it’s all they can do to provide the ...

It was a great idea at the time

Several months ago I acquired a new hobby. I discovered you could fold the pages of a book to make a neat picture or word. Following the tutorial instructions and making a simple heart led me to believe this new found passion would interest my mother and friend, Barbara. “Really,” I ...