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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. “Lizzie” by Dawn Ius Startling, visceral and heartbreaking, Lizzie is the ...

Shhhh … but not always

Everybody knows you are supposed to be quiet in the library. But how often is that the case? I was the children’s librarian for 20 years and let’s face it, the days of “children should be seen and not heard” are long over. The children were encouraged to have fun, laugh at the ...

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. “Trail of Terror: The Story of Peggy Ann Bradnick and the Mountain Man” by ...

Better than Audible

I was talking to an acquaintance of mine recently.  I wouldn’t call her friend and you’ll see why. Acquaintance:  I don’t need a library card.  I belong to Audible. Me:  (Now you understand why she’s not my friend.) Acquaintance:  I also have Amazon prime, so I get free ...

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. “Our 50-State Border Crisis: How the Mexican Border Fuels the Drug Epidemic ...

In good standing

Recently, I was invited to represent the Mifflin County Library at local elementary schools’ kindergarten registrations. At these registrations I presented families with the opportunity to sign up and become library card holders. As I signed families up for their new library cards, I ...

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. “We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves: A Novel” by Karen Joy Fowler In ...

Attitude of gratitude

An attitude of gratitude means making it a habit to express thankfulness and appreciation in all parts of your life, on a regular basis, for both the big and small things alike. As Lewis Howes puts it in his book, “The School of Greatness: A Real-World Guide to Living Bigger, Loving Deeper, ...

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. “To Die but Once” (Book 14 in the Maisie Dobbs series) by Jacqueline ...

Libraries lead

I recently rediscovered a classic in audiobooks. I love to walk and while I walk, I listen to an eAudiobook on my phone. Mifflin County Library has in its CD collection the old radio drama “The New Adventures of Sherlock Holmes” with Basil Rathbone and Nigel Bruce; who are, in my opinion, ...