Local Columns

The Big Switch-er-roo

Just before the Pittsburgh Penguins take the ice for a game, the jumbotron flashes and the announcer shouts, “GET READY TO RUMBLE.” The excitement builds, the crowd screams and the players skate onto the ice, circling the rink in anticipation. Right now, the staff at the Mifflin County ...

Essential service(s)

How is something that was so much fun as a child be such a pain as an adult? SNOW! I loved it when it snowed enough that my dad would hitch up his sleigh to jog the horses; sometimes he would even put bells on the harness. One time he took my whole fourth grade class for a ride and it was the ...

New and popular titles at Juniata County Library

With so many good books being released all the time, it can be hard to determine what to check out next. Every week, I offer a run-down of significant releases available here at the library. Visit our online card catalog at juniata.sparkpa.org to search today or call (717) 436-6378 to have a ...

Tears and smiles

The great philosopher, Dr. Seuss, said, “Do not cry because it’s over. Smile because it happened.” For the past few weeks I’ve tried to remember these immortal words because I am crying more than I am laughing. About six years ago a wonderfully enthusiastic and very charming man ...

New and popular titles at Juniata County Library

With so many good books being released all the time, it can be hard to determine what to check out next. Every week, I offer a run-down of significant releases available here at the library. Visit our online card catalog at juniata.sparkpa.org to search today or call 717-436-6378 to have a ...

Thankful and blessed

We have a customer who visits us every day to use the internet. When I ask him how he is, a smile lights his face and his quiet, soft, compassionate voice replies, “thankful and blessed.” I so admire this gentleman because he truly believes every day of his life is blessed and he is ...

New and popular titles at Juniata County Library

With so many good books being released all the time, it can be hard to determine what to check out next. Every week, I offer a run-down of significant releases available here at the library. Visit our online card catalog at juniata.sparkpa.org to search today or call 717-436-6378 to have a ...

Boo!

The world seems like a scary place, especially this time of year. Jack-o-lanterns with their fiendishly frightening faces leer at us from front porches. Faceless witches and scarecrows dot the landscape, seemingly alive as they sway in the breeze. We turned an ancient Irish harvest festival ...

WAR: ‘The alarm had been sounded’

“We trust we have courage and Resolution” wrote Lincoln, Massachusetts Committee of Correspondence in the wake of the Boston Tea Party in 1773, “sufficient to encounter all the honors of war in the defense of those Rights and Privileges civil and religious, which we esteem more valuable ...

New and popular titles at Juniata County Library

With so many good books being released all the time, it can be hard to determine what to check out next. Every week, I offer a run-down of significant releases available here at the library. Visit our online card catalog at juniata.sparkpa.org to search today or call (717) 436-6378 to have a ...