James V. Brown Library participates in 2015 ‘Raise the Region’ fundraiser


The James V. Brown Library, 19 E. Fourth St., is again participating in the First Community Foundation Partnership of Pennsylvania’s Raise the Region fundraiser. Raise the Region is an online event to help the communities of Columbia, Lycoming, Montour, Northumberland, Snyder and Union counties support local nonprofit organizations’ fundraising efforts. In partnership with Blaise Alexander […]

Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award winner to host book release party at Brown Library


The James V. Brown Library, will host the book release celebration for local author Carrie Anne Noble’s first book, The Mermaid’s Sister. Noble, winner of the 2014 Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award for Young Adult Fiction, is a native of Lycoming County. A former theatre student, restaurant hostess, certified nurse aide and newspaper writer, Noble now […]

Library receives grant to install iPads in children’s area


The James V. Brown Library, recently was the recipient of a $7,552.50 grant through the Pennsylvania Public Library Broadband Technology Connectivity Project. The grant, completed by Doug Harkness, technology manager for the Lycoming County Library System, resulted in nearly $46,000 being awarded to the six county libraries to upgrade computers and purchase new networking equipment […]

Movie Matinees announced for March, April


The March and April Market Street Matinees will feature Meryl Streep and Robert Redford. Market Street Matinees are free films shown at the James V. Brown Library at 2 p.m. each Tuesday. Movies are shown in the Lowry Theatre on the third floor of the Welch Family Wing. Films starring Meryl Streep, an American actor […]

Free eBooks and Tumblebooks available for children


It’s no secret that reading to children is one of the best ways to introduce them to language and literacy. But did you know that less than half of children between birth and 5 years are read to every day by their parents or other family members? Children learn language when their parents interact with […]

Friends of the James V. Brown Library membership drive underway

The Friends of the James V. Brown Library recently began their membership drive. Robert P. Henry, a trade union worker who wanted to raise funds to help renovate the library, established the Friends of the James V. Brown Library in 1956. Since that time, the Friends group has grown from several community members to more […]

Brown Library and Lycoming College partner for CollegeTown Book Chat Society programs


  The James V. Brown Library and Snowden Library of Lycoming College have collaborated for a year-long book discussion group. The CollegeTown Book Chat Society is a joint effort to engage members of the Lycoming College community and patrons of James V. Brown Library in a yearlong exploration of books from different genres focused on […]

Library to offer funding program for nonprofit organizations


  The James V. Brown Library will offer an introduction to the powerful Foundation Directory Online Professional database at noon on Friday, Feb. 20. This is an introduction to the information available in the library from the Foundation Center for representatives of nonprofit organizations. Participants will work through a number of examples of searches of […]