Summer Reading Program 2015


Registration opens on Monday, June 8 for the James V. Brown Library’s Summer Reading Program. The Summer Reading Program is a great way to combat the learning loss that is associated with the summer months. This year’s theme Every Hero Has a Story focuses on the heroes among us. Go to the Summer Reading Page

Recovery Community Initiative donates materials and funds

From left, Melissa Rowse, assistant director at the James V. Brown Library, accepts a $1,000 donation from Alexa Hibbler, co-founder of Recovery Community Initiative

Recovery Community Initiative donates materials and funds for new collection at Brown Library In an effort to raise awareness on drug addiction, a group of individuals got together to discuss how to bring an insightful film to the community at large. Each member of the group had been personally impacted in some way by the disease […]

Library has online memorials for WWII and Korean wars


  This Memorial Day, take a moment to honor our past Lycoming County residents who served their country.  Memorial Day – originally called Decoration Day – is a day of remembrance for those who have died in our nation’s service. Memorial Day was officially proclaimed on May 5, 1868, by Gen. John Logan, national commander […]

“A Book That Shaped Me” essay contest


Library to participate in Library of Congress  summer essay contest for fifth, sixth graders The James V. Brown Library will participate in the Library of Congress and Mid-Atlantic Public Libraries Summer Essay Contest for rising fifth and sixth graders. Students are asked to write about “A Book That Shaped Me” to reflect on books that […]

SYNC program offers free audiobooks each week


The summer SYNC program is back again for 2015, offering two free electronic audiobooks each week all summer long! The SYNC program starts May 7 and will offer two Young Adult audiobooks, one classic title and one current title, that users can keep as long as they wish. Once the week is over, two new […]

Celebrate Children’s Book Month


Join the James V. Brown Library and other libraries across the nation as we celebrate Children’s Book Month throughout May. The celebration kicks off with Children’s Book Week from May 4-10, the longest-running national literacy initiative that promotes children’s books and reading. The 8th annual Children’s Choice Book Award winners are announced during Children’s Book […]

Library to host STAY photo exhibit for Mental Health Awareness Month

This image from the “STAY” exhibit by Ralph Wilson will be on display during the month of May in the Rotunda of the James V. Brown Library.

The James V. Brown Library will host the photographic exhibit, STAY, throughout the month of May in recognition Mental Health Awareness Month. An opening reception will take place from 5 to 7 p.m. First Friday, May 1, in the Moltz Rotunda Reading Room in the library. STAY, is a travelogue into and out of a […]

Brown Library offers proctoring services

Girl taking test

With the rise in online learning courses at colleges and universities, there is a need for students to take proctored exams in a supervised setting. The James V. Brown Library, 19 E. Fourth St., offers proctoring services to aid students in meeting their education goals. Students participating in distance learning programs or correspondence degree programs […]