Local Columns

It must be September

Early mornings are foggy. Pumpkins, gourds and mums have begun to appear in all the local produce stands and markets. The zinnias in my flower beds are looking very shabby. I dug out my recipe for pumpkin pie, cookies and bread. Port Royal is recovering from the ever popular 168th Juniata ...

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 ...

What is this new appendage?

Those of us fortunate enough to have Mr. Bahorik as our biology teacher learned that all living organisms, humans included, change over time to adapt to their environments. These mutations ensure their survival over the millennia. Some of the changes take years and years while other mutations ...

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 ...