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Gardens and libraries

Last week I ordered a book titled “Libraries & Gardens: Growing together.” I think it should have been titled “Libraries and Gardens Growing Together if the Librarian Has a Green Thumb.” I ordered this book for a very special reason. In case you haven’t noticed, our garden is ...

Reacher back on streets

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 ...

Americans still unite when it matters most

Sept. 11, 2001. Bring that date up to anyone of my or older generations and that person can surely tell you what he or she was doing and where he or she was when it happened. Reports came in. Live video of smoke billowing from the first tower in New York was plastered all over our TVs. People ...

So long, Dave, until next time

Herbert Bayard Swope said, “I can’t give you a sure-fire formula for success, but I can give you a formula for failure: try to please everybody all the time.” That quote reminds me a lot of Dave Runk. Runk, 77, was laid to rest on July 6 at Juniata Memorial Park. Dave’s family life ...

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 ...

Milk is the official state beverage

Hello my name is Faith Berrier, and I am currently serving as the Juniata County Dairy Princess. I am the daughter of Dawn and Russell Berrie,r of Spruce Hill. I am 17 years old and entering my senior year at Juniata High School. Although I was not raised on a dairy farm, I have been ...

Summertime means farmers’ market visits

Over the next couple of months your local farmers’ market will be brimming with delicious tasting fresh fruits and vegetables! Nothing says summer like biting into a freshly picked peach or tomato with juices running down your chin. The great part about the market is that you get the ...

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 ...

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 ...

A universe of stories is waiting

"A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away ..." “Space ... The final frontier ... These are the voyages of the Starship Enterprise. Its five-year mission ...” “This is the Starship Enterprise ... Its continuing mission ...” “Danger Will Robinson ...” “Meet George Jetson ...