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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 ...

Fact or fake?

Thirty-nine years after taking my first course in library science, Reference Materials and Services, I have finally realized why Miss Wilhelm had us evaluate 450 non-fiction books in one semester; that would be examining and evaluating 32 books a week or 4.5 books a day. I reached this epiphany ...

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 ...

It’s free

Here is the burning question of the week. Why do people steal materials from the library? For Pete’s sake, you can check out books, magazines, and audio books FOR FREE. DVDs do have a small fee, but everything else can be borrowed for FREE. When you register for a library card it’s FREE. ...

New and popular titles at Juniata County Library

With so many good books, movies, and more 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 ...

Broaden your horizons

Earlier in my career I had the opportunity, honor and pleasure to work with and for Dr. Donald Riggs. Don was a pioneer in identifying leadership styles in successful libraries. His seminal book about strategic planning for academic libraries is still utilized today. Underneath the worst toupee ...

New and popular titles at Juniata County Library

With so many good books, movies, and more 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 ...

I’m Baaaaaaaaaaaaaack!

The night before I returned to work I had a dream, actually it was a librarian’s worst nightmare. I dreamt I came to work after the library building was open for business. When I walked through the door a wall of silence greeted me. Looking around I realized the copy machine wasn’t churning ...

New and popular titles at Juniata County Library

With so many good books, movies, and more 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 ...

Summer fun

I’m just a summer kind of gal. I love the sun. I love the heat! I love the beach at Greenwood or Poe Valley State Parks. I love reading! I used to be directly involved in kids’ reading for fun. And I miss it. Like one summer when our theme was outer space. Each week for story time, we ...