Independence Day Schedule
The library will be closed for the Independence Day holiday on Saturday, July 4th. We will reopen at noon on Monday, July 6th.
Equip our Eagles School Supply Drive
Currently we’re looking for local churches, businesses, and community organizations willing to host collection boxes for Equip Our Eagles, our school supply drive for children in grades K3-4 enrolled in the Tyrone Area School District. If you’re interested in being a collection site for the drive, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. A library representative can drop off and pick up the box. The distribution of supplies collected in the drive has been scheduled for Saturday, August 15th from 10 AM until supplies run out.
Procraftinators Craft Nights
Procraftinators = procrastinating crafters! Bring those unfinished craft projects to the library and get to know your fellow crafters at our next craft nights on Thursday, June 11th and 25th from 5-7 PM. You bring your own crafting supplies, we provide ample crafting space and electricity. Craft Night is free and open to the public. Walk-ins welcome!
Every Hero Has a Story Summer Reading Program
Our Summer Reading Program for children and teens will begin on Monday, June 22nd and continue until Saturday, August 1st. Registration for the program will begin at noon on Monday, June 22nd. The program will run until August 1st, with special events to occur in the library during June, July, and August.
Supercritters with the Creature Teacher
The Blair County Conservation District’s Creature Teacher will be visiting the library on July 9th at 1 PM for a program about the amazing adaptations that help animals survive. Come meet the supercritters! This program is for children ages 6 and up.
Club LEGO: Community Heroes
We’ll be paying tribute to our community helpers at the July session of Club Lego. Kids ages 6-13 can join their fellow Lego enthusiasts for an afternoon of non-stop building on Saturday, July 11th from noon-2 PM. This program is free and open to the public, but we ask that caregivers stay in the library while the kids construct.
Starting in July, the 2nd Tuesday of every month will be our Crafternoon (that’s crafting afternoon)! Each crafternoon will feature a project for teens, tweens, and adults, and projects will often incorporate recycled materials. The library will supply all the crafting supplies you need–just bring your creativity! The first Crafternoon will be on Tuesday, July 14th from 4:00-5:30 PM. This program is free and open to the public.
Block Party is a building blocks themed evening playgroup for children ages 2-5. Block Party is free and open to the public, but we ask that caregivers stay with their children. The next Block Party session will be held on Tuesday, July 14th from 6-7 PM.
Heroes of the Natural World 2015 Outdoor Activity Series
Kids 6-12 and their caregivers can meet Miss Lana at local parks and nature trails every Wednesday at 10:30 AM from July 15th through August 5th for lessons, games, hands-on activities, and stories. The programs will run until noon, when kids can break for a brown-bag picnic lunch and story.
This series is free and open to the public, but we ask that caregivers stay with their children. Families are responsible for bringing a bag lunch and drinks for their children.
July 15th: Critter Club at Railroad Park: Come learn about bugs, slugs, and other critters while going on a bug hunt. Meet in the parking lot of the park at Pennsylvania Ave and West 10th St. In case of rain, the program will meet in the library’s community room.
July 22nd: Creek Exploration at Reservoir Park: Join us for a stream study and find out who lives in the water. Wear clothes and shoes that can get wet. Meet at the Reservoir Park amphitheater (1046 Janesville Pike). This program is rain or shine, but if thunder is present, we will meet in the library’s community room.
July 29th Habitat Hike at the Albemarle Nature Trail: Explore a forest, meadow, and wetland while meeting some of the plants of our region. Meet at the trail head (on Back Vail Rd). This activity is rain or shine, but if thunder is present, it will meet in the library’s community room.
August 5th Tree Adventure at the Albemarle Nature Trail: Be part of a real adventure while learning about trees along the way. Meet at the trail head (on Back Vail Rd). This activity is rain or shine, but if thunder is present, it will meet in the library’s community room.
For questions about Heroes of the Natural World, contact Lana at 682-1017.
Babywearing International of Central Pennsylvania
The library is hosting Babywearing International of Central PA meetings this summer. If you want to learn more about babywearing, join them at their next meeting in the library’s community room on July 20th at 10:30 AM.
Garden Clinic with the Penn State Master Gardeners
The plant doctors are in! Penn State Master Gardeners Jim Dixon and Teresa Futrick will be holding a free plant clinic in the library on Saturday, July 25th from 10 AM-1:30 PM. Questions about all types of plants and their care & feeding will be cheerfully answered.
Super Saturday Summer Reading Program Carnival
The Super Saturday carnival has been rescheduled for Saturday, July 25th from 6-8 PM, in the library’s parking lot. Free carnival games, bounce house, & craft activities for kids of all ages. Kids who attended our Be Your Own Hero program and wear their costume to the carnival will receive additional tickets for games. Refreshments will be available for a small donation fee.
Get E-Books With Overdrive
Free e-books are available with your library card through the Altoona District Libraries
Log-in with the barcode on your library card, leaving off the last character unless it’s a number.
Letterman 2016 Concert Tickets on Sale Now!
The Lettermen are coming back in 2016 with their Best of Broadway show! The Best of Broadway with the Lettermen will be Saturday, May 7, 2016 at 7:00 PM at the Tyrone Area High School auditorium. For tickets, call 814-684-2030. Tickets are $35 each, all seats reserved.