As students in the Williamsport area prepare for school, the James V. Brown Library has a number of services and products to help support them through the academic year. We know that reading is fundamental. Once a child can decipher text, other subjects and skills easily fall into place.
Our young children can increase their reading and literacy skills through the online database, Tumblebooks. Books come to life on the screen with movement, music, and reading. Children also begin to recognize vocabulary through the program’s interaction with the words. Tumblebooks is free and available to all Library card holders off the Library’s website: www.jvbrown.edu.
Continuing to promote reading for our tweens and teens, the James V. Brown Library will be sponsoring a Reader’s Café on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:30pm to 5:30pm. Students who gather in the Teen area on the second floor of the Welch’s Wing, for every 30 minutes read, will receive a snack. The Reader’s Café was instituted during the summer reading program and was widely successful. The Reader’s Café provides an incentive for youth to complete homework, or read for pleasure.
High school students preparing for the SAT, ACT, or PSAT, can visit the Library’s career lounge on the second floor of the Welch’s Wing. The Library’s has several different college exam manuals, including Baron’s, Princeton Review, and Peterson’s. Students may also take practice exams through the Library’s online database, Learning Express.
Whatever the subject or topic might be, the James V. Brown Library has resources for you. We welcome students anytime with homework or research questions. You can also ask questions through our text service called “Ask a Librarian”. Text 66746 and start your first message with the keyword askjvb followed by a space. Type your question and press “Send”. The Library is open Monday through Friday from 9am – 8pm and Saturday and Sunday from 12pm-5pm. Or visit us on the web @ www.jvbrown.edu.