Fall activities offered at the Juniata County Library

Start your fall with great opportunities to learn and grow.

For Youth:

¯ Join us for storytimes Monday and Friday mornings at 10:30 a.m. and Thursday evenings at 6 p.m. We also offer fun activities on all Act 80 days. Check our website for more details.

¯ Our website offers thousands of databases and scholarly articles to help with research and schoolwork.

¯ We visit teacher in-service days to share what resources we make available to students, teachers, and families and all that we do during the summer to prevent the summer learning slide.

For Adults:

¯ Join us for technology and computer classes this fall that cover Windows 10, Microsoft Excel, Gmail, iPads and more.

¯ Enjoy our free Wi-Fi and public computers. We also offer one-on-one tech help and assistance to personally tailor our tech support to you.

¯ Teachers can sign up for a teacher library card to get extended loan periods for classroom materials.

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Year-round reading and learning is powered by the United Way and PPL fund our storytimes and summer reading programs. Both organizations bring together people, ideas and resources to tackle challenges collectively. They support nonprofit organizations working to address the issues most relevant in our community.

The Juniata County Library offers free services and opportunities enabling all members of our diverse community to explore ideas, the power of information, and the joy of reading. The Library has a special mission to young children and their caregivers to encourage a love of reading and learning.

The public library in Juniata County is one of many gems available to all its residents. Centrally located in Mifflintown, the library opens every day at 9 a.m. and has more than 50,000 books and items for you to choose from. We offer what few libraries in the state do: borrowing mobile hotspots so that patrons can take the internet with them. Visit our website or stop in to see how they work and to reserve one!

The Juniata County Library, as both a physical space and a 24/7 online knowledge portal, is the information hub of the community, utilizing current technologies and high speed internet access to improve residents’ connectivity to the world. The Juniata County Library is a center for early childhood information, parent education, early literacy, socialization, and family support. The library partners with families and other community organizations to create enthusiasm for life-long learning. The Juniata County Library actively pursues a role to provide current, high-demand materials of popular interest for users of all ages in various formats at little-to-no-cost.

Our library prides itself on offering services and programs to those of all ages and backgrounds for no cost or for a small fee. Our robust youth programming runs year-round and supports families as their children grow and become prepared for each grade level. Our unique lifelong learning program offers quality courses on various subjects, including internet and Microsoft Office, local history, and healthy living.

Follow us on social media, on our website and in our weekly columns in all local newspapers.

Hours of operation are 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday and Saturday.

For more information, call (717) 436-6378 or visit www.juniatalibrary.org.

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Vince Giordano is the director of the Juniata County Library.