September is National Library Card Sign-Up Month


The James V. Brown Library joins libraries across the nation to make sure that every child has the most important school supply of all, a free library card. It has been estimated that two-thirds of our most vulnerable citizens, children living in poverty, have no books at home and the number of families in poverty […]

POWER Library can help with your back-to-school needs


The Lycoming County Library System has several online resources available for students to use from the convenience of their home to get them in back-to-school mode through POWER Library at Students having trouble searching for what they need can use the “Chat with a librarian now” feature found at the top of the page. […]

Library to hold First Friday kickoff for ‘Kick Back and Read’ campaign


Teens looking for something to do during September’s First Friday festivities downtown can come “Kick Back and Read” with the James V. Brown Library, 19 E. Fourth St. On September 4, from 7-9 p.m., the library will host a Teen Night for youth ages 11-17. During the event, teens who sign up for a library […]

‘A Year of Cooking’ cookbook club begins at library


Do you love browsing through cookbooks and trying new recipes? Do you enjoy sampling and sharing new dishes? Then grab your apron and sign up for the James V. Brown Cookbook Club! We pick a theme and select several cookbooks, you pick and make a recipe, then we all get together to share the finished […]

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, […]