James V. Brown Library Staff Can Help You Find The Next Book On Your List

WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. – “Your Next Adventure Starts Here” is the slogan of the popular readers’ advisory service at the James V. Brown Library that is designed to help readers fall in love with a new book.


Library patrons seeking book recommendations can complete an online questionnaire about reading habits, likes, and dislikes. When completed, the library’s team of highly-trained library professionals will provide a list of 10 to 15 books available through the Lycoming County Library System compiled into your very own Book Guide.


The questionnaire can be found in the “Using the Library” section of the website (www.jvbrown.edu) and selecting “Staff Pics & More.” The “Personalized Reading List” form also is available at the Help Desk at the library, 19 E. Fourth St.


School-age children in the Accelerated Reader program can also find books by using the AR Book Finder site available through the “Online Resources” tab on the library’s website and then clicking on “Digital Resources for Kids”. No matter what your age, your next adventure can start at the library!


Feel free to call our staff for suggestions and recommendations at 570-326-0536, or check out what we read in our “Staff Picks,” which are also found under the “Using the Library” section of the website.


The Brown Library is part of a national “Libraries Transform” effort to increase awareness of the changing role of libraries and the ways in which libraries are transforming to meet the information needs of their users.  

The James V. Brown Library is open from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through
Thursday; 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday; and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. To place a hold, visit
www.jvbrown.edu or call 570-326-0536 during the library’s operating hours. Walk-in passport services are available from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Friday, and 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday.


The James V. Brown Library, 19 E. Fourth St., Williamsport, Pa., is the place to go to learn, connect and grow. Founded in June 1907, the library champions the love of reading, opens new doors to lifelong learning, provides a haven to those who seek and ensures the preservation of public library services for future generations. The library has more than 225,000 visitors in a year and circulates a half-million items annually. A member of the Lycoming County Library System, the James V. Brown Library participates in PA Forward, a statewide initiative to promote literacies in our communities to power a better future for everyone.

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