Hollidaysburg library programs start Tuesday at new site

HOLLIDAYSBURG -?As of July 1, the Hollidaysburg Area Public Library announced the first month of programming in the new building located at One Furnace Road. The contact phone number (695-5961) and website (“http://www.hollidaysburglibrary.org”>www.hollidaysburglibrary.org) for the library remain the same.

Library hours are 9:30 a.m. to

8 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, 9:30 a.m. to

5 p.m. Friday and Saturday and

1 to 5 p.m. Sunday. The library will be closed July 4, 5, and 6 for the Independence Day holiday.

If you represent a school, summer camp or other community organization and would like to schedule a library visit, call 695-5961 or email melanie.ramsey@


The library has free eBooks available on your e-reader, PC, IOS or Android device. Download the free app from www.eSebco.com, go to library.eSebco.com and login with your library card number, login “haplguest” and password “Patron.” For more information, call 695-5961 or email hapldirector@atlanticbb

.net. These new eBooks are in addition to those available for the past two years through Overdrive at www.hollidaysburglibrary.org.

You can now renew books online by creating a free Destiny Quest account using your library card barcode. Go to the library’s webpage, click on “Catalogs,” select “Hollidaysburg Area Public Library” and then “Create Account.” You can also use your password-protected account to place holds and create reading lists. For more information, call 695-5961.

n Summer Reading signup sheets are available on Facebook under “Hollidaysburg Area Public Library” and will also be available at the library beginning Tuesday.

Summer Reading is free and open to children aged preschool through high school. It begins Tuesday and continues through Aug. 15. Information and updates will be posted on the library’s facebook page, calendar, website and on the public access channel.

n The Focus on Art! Playgroup features arts and crafts for parents and children to enjoy together. Call 502-4093 for more information.

n 1 and 4 p.m. Tuesday – Survival Bracelets for Teens and Tweens with Boy Scout presenter Drew Scarbro.?It is targeted for ages 8 and older; participants must sign up and there is a $5 fee to cover materials for each person to make their own bracelet. Sign up by emailing lakotaz

@aol.com. Children must be accompanied by an adult. For more information, email melanie


n 1 p.m. July 8 – Digital Makeover for Teens with Carol Scarbro. For ages 13 and older; space is limited. Sign up by emailing lakotaz@aol.com.

n 6:30 p.m. July 8 and 1 p.m. July 9 – PA Honey Queen visit with Learning Hive. Learn how important bees are, see and touch examples of beekeeping equipment, and meet real live bees safely contained in an observation hive. No signup is needed; all are welcome. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

n 10:30 a.m. July 10 and 11 – CCB Beekeepers Association’s Storytime with Miss Amber, who has kept honeybees for two years and is the education coordinator for CCB Beekeepers Association. Participants will read a bee book and see real live honeybees in an observation hive. Cameras are welcome. For more information, visit www.ccbee.org or call 932-6963.

n 2 p.m. July 10 – “French Connection” Summer Book Club will discuss “The Stranger” by Albert Camus. No signup is required; paperback copies of the book will be available for purchase at the library.

n 2 to 4 p.m. July 12 – Billy Calvert Eagle Scout project and reception (open to the public).

n 6:30 p.m. July 15 – Allegheny Ukulele Kollective, a local ukulele club, will present an evening of music spanning the early- to mid-20th century, followed by a Ukulele Petting Zoo and question-answer session. For more information, email alleghenyukes

@gmail.com or visit www.alleghenyukes.com. Cameras are welcome; children must be accompanied by an adult.

n 6:30 p.m. July 16 – Members of Progressive Martial Arts, Duncansville, will demonstrate their skills, which may include roundhouse kicks, jump kicks and possibly board breaking, Ages of demonstrators range from 5 to 14. For more information, visit PMA’s Facebook page or call 949-7627. Cameras are welcome; children must be accompanied by an adult.

n 1 p.m. July 22 and 23 – Jody Wallace, the “Creature Teacher” of the Blair County Conservation District, will give programming on a topic to be announced. For more information, call 696-0877.

n 1 to 3 p.m. July 23 and 24 – “Express Yourself” Art Camp with instructor Jenn Binus, for ages 6 to 8, and “Digital Navigator” Program, with instructors to be announced, for ages 9 to 12, will be held for a limited number of participants. The art camp will include sustainable crafting, seed journals and a planting project. The digital program will include the use of an iPad and the creation of a digital slideshow. These free programs are available for signup by emailing melanie


n 10:30 a.m. July 25 – Advanced Chiropractic Storytime with Dr. Laura Bell and Dr. T.J. Clayton. See models of a spine and a human skeleton. Learn some useful stretches and get tips on how to best use your backpack during the school year. Children must be accompanied by an adult. For more information, visit www.advancedchiroaltoona.com. No signup is needed.

n 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. July 29 -?WPSU Curious George visit. Parents are encouraged to bring their cameras as children meet and read with Curious George. No signup is needed. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Activities and treats will be provided by the Friends of the Hollidaysburg Area Public Library.

n July 29 at 6:30 p.m. – JABA Paranormal Investigators Show & Tell. This local ghosthunting team will show and explain some of the scientific equipment used during an investigation. There will be opportunities to touch the equipment, and the audience is welcome to bring cameras and audio recorders. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Visit JABA’s Facebook page for more information.

n 6:30 p.m. July 30 – Pauline Baker Rodgers School of Dance visit. Students of a range of ages will perform a variety of dance skills including ballet, jazz, lyrical and acro. Pointe shoe dancing will also be included. Members of the audience are invited to wear their own ballet outfits or to try on a tutu provided during the program, and are also invited to participate. All ages are welcome to attend. For more information, visit www.pbrdance.com or call 943-1339.

Reservations are now being accepted for the use of the new library community room. Interested groups should call 695-5961 after Tuesday to reserve their preferred date and time.