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 to search today or call (717) 436-6378 to have a helpful library staff member assist you.

Fly fishing in


Two new friends we made in the area brought to our attention that fly-fishing is very popular in Pennsylvania, mainly because of the great spots to fish. I admit, I know next to nothing about fishing, let alone fly-fishing. Nevertheless, two new books we purchased, in memory of Robert Ranck (an avid fly fisherman) serve as guides for fishing both in general and in the Keystone state.

“Keystone Fly Fishing,” by Mike Heck et al. and “The Little Red Book of Fly Fishing,” by Kirk Deeter and Charlie Meyers serve all types of anglers, from beginners to advanced.

“The Little Red Book” is easy to follow and very informative. Simple illustration coupled with easy to understand text that any level fly-fishing enthusiast can appreciate. As the authors point out proper technique and how to solve problems you might encounter, you will be amazed how your fishing becomes more enjoyable and successful.

“Keystone Fly Fishing” is the ultimate guide for PA waters, fill with locations, parking, history and the hatches. The glossy pages and images make the book enjoyable to just hold, let alone page through. As much anecdote and parable as tips and tricks, this book is entertaining and informative front to back.

You can find these books in our New Adult Nonfiction section.


Bookshots … Here are some quick book recommendations that include star ratings I give them or whether you should skip it, borrow it, or buy it.

“The Border” (Power of the Dog #3 ) by Winslow, Don (buy it)

“California Girls” (Original) by Mallery, Susan (skip it)

“The Huntress” by Quinn, Kate (borrow it)


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Vince Giordano has been the director of the Juniata County Library since 2015.