There are so many ways to connect with people and organizations now, and the James V. Brown Library, 19 E. Fourth St., is no exception.

The library’s website, jvbrown.edu, is the place to go to access the catalog, see what programming is taking place, read about new activities and services at the library, and access online resources such as downloading eBooks, taking a free driver’s license practice test, and researching local history.

Links to our social sites are on the home page too, as well as a place to sign up for our weekly email newsletter, “This Week at the Brown Library.” Connect with us by subscribing to our e-newsletter and never miss out on what’s happening.

The Library has a popular Facebook page, which offers information about library programs and content from book-loving sites, as well as quotes and literary birthdays, and more. We tweet, @jvblibrary, and have an active Instagram account at jvbl1907. The world of social networking is free, open, fun and enriching. Why not connect with us today?

You can always visit calendar.jvbrown.edu for a list of upcoming programs for all ages. From there you can add the event to your calendar, share the event to your social media accounts or email it to a friend.

There are so many ways to connect with those in your community and the library wants to help you stay connected. We have free wi-fi throughout the building and computers to access the Internet in our adult and teen areas.

This is one of the many ways the library supports the PA Forward initiative through providing information literacy opportunities for learning. When Pennsylvania residents know how to use current technology to improve their education and enhance their skills, they can fully participate in a digital society.

The James V. Brown Library is open from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday; noon to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday; and 24/7 at www.jvbrown.edu.