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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 new releases available here at the library. Visit our online card catalog at juniata.sparkpa.org to search today or call ...

I’ll be back (soon I hope)

Fifteen hours after a wonderful surgeon removed my kidney, put it on ice, removed a cancerous tumor the size of an orange, shoved it back in my body, and glued me back together, a terminally perky voice woke we from a painkiller induced haze. “Molly Lyn,” she called. I hit the IV pain ...

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 new releases available here at the library. Visit our online card catalog at juniata.sparkpa.org to search today or call ...

Summer reading!

Summer reading! If you read my previous library columns you already know that it was during the summer that my reading skills actually developed and the library was the main source of my materials. Back then there were no organized programs or even a children’s librarian to direct me to age ...

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 read first. Every week, I offer a run-down of significant new 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 ...

Charge me up

As a library administrator, I’m always looking at “trends.” What’s popular, what’s the latest and the greatest, and how does it relate to libraries? I think I’ve said — probably several times — that James Patterson is THE GUY; the author that everyone wants to read. Well, he ...

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 read first. Every week, I offer a run-down of significant new 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 ...

Journalists – like those killed Thursday – are real people

Thursday’s tragedy at the Capital Gazette in Annapolis, Md. hit close to home for me and two of my colleagues. Brad Simpson, Chief Financial Officer, Pennsylvania NewsMedia Association, Robin Quillon, Publisher of The Tribune-Democrat in Johnstown and myself were meeting in a conference room ...

20 years of Harry Potter

I can hardly believe it’s been 20 years since the release of the first Harry Potter book, “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone.” It really doesn’t seem possible that it has been that long. Now, I admit: I wasn’t a fan at first. I found the first three chapters of the first book ...

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 read first. Every week, I offer a run-down of significant new 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 ...