Library to host book reading and signing with author Em Garner


The James V. Brown Library will host a book reading, signing and Q&A session with Pennsylvania author Em Garner from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Monday, August 10. Garner will speak on the day-to-day work of being a writer and publishing in today’s ever-changing industry. She is the author of “Contaminated” and “Mercy Mode: Contaminated 2.” […]

Lycoming County Library System offers new features with Mango Languages


All six libraries within the Lycoming County Library System now offer patrons Mango Languages, a powerful language learning platform that delivers fast, easy and effective language learning. Mango is free for all Lycoming County Library System patrons, and offers a convenient solution for our community’s increasing language-learning needs. Each lesson combines real life situations and […]

James V. Brown Library has the tools to help you find your next great read

The James V. Brown Library has “Got You Covered for Your Next Great Read.” That’s the slogan of our popular readers’ advisory service, which was designed to help readers fall in love with a new book. Library patrons seeking book recommendations simply fill out an online questionnaire about reading habits, likes and dislikes. When completed, […]

Brown Library has rental space for weddings and more

Photo courtesy of Grimestone Photography
: The James V. Brown Library’s beautiful Moltz Rotunda Room was the location for Angela and Tim Dolan’s fall wedding ceremony.

Do you love books and want a beautiful historical venue for your wedding? The James V. Brown Library has several literary settings available to accommodate weddings, baby showers, parties and much more. There are two rooms on the third floor of the Welch Family Wing, the Lowry Room, which can seat 100, and the Conference […]

Library receives $1,000 grant from mystery writers group


The James V. Brown Library recently received a $1,000 “We Love Libraries” grant from Sisters in Crime. Sisters in Crime is a worldwide group of mystery authors, readers, booksellers and librarians bound by their affection for the mystery genre and support of women who write mysteries. Each month, the group holds a photo contest in […]

Instagram Summer Reading contest


  Do you have superhero vison? Can you take selfies in a flash? The Library staff are looking for people to rescue us from summer boredom and find new members of the League of Extraordinary Readers. Those who find our “Unmask!” summer reading poster throughout the building and take a selfie with it can be […]

Library receives community grant for Summer Reading program


The James V. Brown Library recently received a $6,000 grant from the Atlantic Sunrise pipeline project. The grant will be used to support the summer reading program. The funding to library is part of a community grant program available to Pennsylvania counties that host Atlantic Sunrise. “This funding supports our Summer Reading Program, which encourages […]