Thursday, February 1, 2018

Put a little Library love in your heart during Love Your Library Month


WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. – There is so much to love about the James V. Brown Library, 19 E. Fourth St. Do you know just how much? Beyond the books, beyond the wi-fi, libraries make strides to deliver patrons with useful information for everyday life.


Libraries provide resources and programs that engage patrons in a wide variety of topics that expand their knowledge of financial literacy, civic and social literacy, health literacy, information literacy, and basic literacy. During the month of February, the Brown Library celebrates Love Your Library Month to highlight reasons why people love their libraries.

Libraries open the doors to stronger financial literacy by offering programs on savings and planning for retirement with local banks and educating early learners through money-conscious activities such as counting coins and playing supermarket games. If you’re seeking employment or looking for a change of pace, Power Library offers PA Job Resources in one centralized location. There, you can find Job Gateway for browsing open employment, workforce statistics, and career guides.

It’s no surprise that libraries have information to share. We level the playing field for retrieving information by providing all patrons with equal access to computers, wi-fi, and educational and entertainment resources that may not be available to all community members. In 2018, Internet is still not available in all parts of Pennsylvania, especially rural areas.

In order to build information literacy skills, we provide one-on-one assistance with tablets and e-readers, and classes on using computers and navigating the Internet. We also have a variety of online resources that engage learners of all interests. Within Power Library, Newspaper Source Plus provides access to over 1,200 national and international newspapers.

How much do you love your library? This month, show your library a little love. Especially if you haven’t visited in some time, stop by and see what’s new – new materials, new programs, and new services to do our part in moving Pennsylvanians forward.

The James V. Brown Library is open from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday; noon to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday; and 24/7 at www.jvbrown.edu. Visit calendar.jvbrown.edu for a list of programs for all ages.

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