Parking lots closed for renovation


The Williamsport Parking Authority is renovating the lots near the Welch entrance, so please allow for extra time when coming to the library. Metered parking also can be found along Mulberry, Market and East Fourth streets! The entrance on Fourth Street also will remain open until 8 p.m. during the week for the duration of […]

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 […]

Library now offers ‘Experience Bags’ for checkout


Got free time this weekend? Grab a bag! The James V. Brown Library now has Experience Bags for checkout. Designed for the frantically busy, these kits group together several items around a central theme and allow our families to experience, taste, and enjoy activities at home. There are eight currently available bags and each will […]

Summer Reading Program 2015


Registration continues through July 17 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 […]