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CENTRE COUNTY LIBRARY AND HISTORICAL MUSEUM

200 (main library) and 203 (museum) N. Allegheny St., Bellefonte, 355-1516; museum, ext. 214

www.centrecountylibrary.org

Hours: 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday and Wednesday; noon-8 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday; 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday; 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday; closed Sunday

Number of items: 234,000 and 4,092 DVDs

Computers: Six public with Internet access, including one with Microsoft Office. Wi-Fi service is available.

For children: Preschool story time 10:30 a.m. Wednesday and 6:30 p.m. Tuesday; book babies 9:30-10 a.m. Wednesday for kids up to 2 years old; toddler story time 10:30 a.m. Monday.

For adults: Knitting; book discussion group

Special: Download audiobooks and e-books online; meeting room available; volunteer opportunities; Library By Mail; large-print books and books on tape/CD; interlibrary loan; online language learning; online databases

Museum Building

centrecountylibrary.org/library/pennsylvania-room

Pennsylvania Room hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday; noon-5 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday; closed Saturday and Sunday; 10 a.m.-2 p.m. third Saturday each month

Special: History/genealogy collection focusing on Centre County and surrounding area; historical museum with more than 6,000 items of local interest

CENTRE COUNTY LIBRARY BOOKMOBILE

The wheelchair-accessible Bookmobile stops at locations in the Bald Eagle, Penns Valley and Bellefonte areas each week. At selected locations, there are programs with stories and songs. Call 355-1516 or view the schedule at www.centrecountylibrary.org/library/centre-county-library-bookmobile.

CENTRE HALL AREA BRANCH LIBRARY

109 W. Beryl St., Centre Hall, 364-2580

www.centrecountylibrary.org/library/centre-hall-area-branch-library

Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday; 1 to 7 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday; 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday; closed Sunday.

Computers: Five public with Internet access; one with Microsoft Office. Wi-Fi service available.

For children: Elementary school summer programs and activities each Thursday at 2 p.m., starting at the end of June; preschool story time 10:30 a.m Monday for children up to age 5; Fizz, Bang Eureka!, an after-school science activities program during the school year; Lego/Duplo Club 3 p.m. alternating Wednesdays. Home-school Tuesdays 1:30-3 p.m.

HOLT MEMORIAL LIBRARY

17 N. Front St., Philipsburg, 342-1987

www.centrecountylibrary.org/library/holt-memorial-library-philipsburg

Hours: 1 to 8 p.m. Monday and Thursday; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday; 1 to 5 p.m. Friday; 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday; closed Sunday.

Computers: Six public with Internet access, including one with Microsoft Office. Wi-Fi service is available.

For children: Preschool story time 10:30 a.m. Wednesday and 2 p.m. Thursday; activities for kindergartners through sixth-graders 6 p.m. Thursday; Mother Goose on the Loose early literacy program 10:30 a.m.-noon Tuesday for children 3 and younger.

For adults: Knit Wits knitting group twice a month Monday 6 p.m.; gardening club 6 p.m. once a month Monday; check library’s website for dates.

SCHLOW CENTRE REGION LIBRARY

211 S. Allen St., State College, 237-6236

www.schlowlibrary.org

Hours September through May: 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Wednesday; noon to 8 p.m. Thursday; 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday; 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday.

Hours June through August: 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Wednesday; noon to 8 p.m. Thursday; 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday; and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday; closed Sunday.

Computers: 28 public with Internet access; free Wi-Fi service; access to subscription databases

For children: Computers with games and Internet access; a variety of story-time series for children and families; toy collection with puppets; parenting materials; special activities on no-school days; summer reading program

For young adults: Transparent Language online resource program; video games; graphic novel collection; teen area; summer reading program

For all ages and adults: DVDs; summer reading programs; drop-in knitting

Special: E-books, downloadable books and magazines available; free MP3 music files; “gadget classes” for e-book readers and smartphones; meeting rooms available for public use; Next Reads; interlibrary loan; books by mail; remote book returns; writers group; book discussions; Web catalog with online renewals and requests; email notices; volunteer opportunities; concerts and author visits; BookFestPA during Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts.

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