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STEM and STEAM learning

Oh my gosh! You have to come to the library and play our banana piano. This is strictly a BYOB (bring our own six bananas) activity. And, you must meet Dot and Dash, our amazing, new, cute programmable robots. Oh, I can hear what you are thinking. “The library is for books and computers, ...

Maker spaces

I just love these young librarians who think they are inventing something new. About 10 years ago, many public libraries created Teen Technology Centers because, at the time, don’t you know, only teens were interested in technology (being snarky with this statement). Young Adult librarians ...

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. “2017 Consumer Reports Buying Guide” I’ve been told you need three ...

Discover your hero

I sat down heavily in my chair, heaving a gigantic sigh, tears threatening to spill down my cheeks. “My goodness,” I thought to myself, “it’s been a long week.” It was only Tuesday afternoon. I sat for a few minutes, trying to wrest control of my emotions. I’d just watched a ...

Geography and GPSes

I have this theory and you can help me test its reliability and validity. If you are younger than 30 years old you were taught social studies. If you are older than 40 you had geography class. Those between 31 and 39 may have used either term depending on where they attended school and how ...

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! ≤≤≤ “We Were Eight Years ...

Forest, trees and 3Cs

Sometimes I can’t see the forest for the trees, especially when there is a really big tree or a grove of smaller trees blocking my sight. Do you also sometimes lose track of the larger picture because you are dealing with all the smaller details that seem to crop up on a daily basis? Last ...

Newspapers are vital to community

Sunday marks the start of National Newspaper Week. It is a time to celebrate the impact newspapers have on their communities, and to recognize the dedicated individuals who work diligently so that you, the reader, receive the news and information that you want and need, day in and day out. A ...

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! ≤≤≤ Take the Internet with ...

Unexpected presents

Dear I’m Sure You Are Mostly a Nice Person: On behalf of the Mifflin County Library, thank you for your recent donation of plastic grocery bags. We are happy to receive these bags to use at our book sale and for rainy day checkouts. They certainly help to keep our materials dry when ...