Session Tunes at Altoona Public Library

Join local musicians from 10 am - noon in the Community Room for a jam session! Play tunes you know and learn some you don't.  Come along just to listen or sing, too!  Here's what we'll jam:

Friends of the Library Book Sale

Our huge Friends of the Library Book Sale is here! The book sale will be held Saturday, November 22 from 9 am - 3 pm.  Come and support the library while taking home your next great read.  All proceeds go to the Friends of the Library, which support the library's programs and services, including our summer reading program.  

Trick or Treating

Stop by the library from 5 pm until we close at 6 pm for a treat!  City wide trick or treating goes from 5 pm - 7:30 pm.  Happy Halloween!

Adult Writers' Group

This writing group is an open workshop for writers to share their projects for peer critique. Participants share their short stories or pieces of longer works via google documents, read other group members' submissions prior to the meeting, and participate in a workshop on each submission.  The group meets every other Thursday at 6:30 pm. If you are interested in joining, please email or visit us at the library. 

Food for Fines

Food for Fines is November 3 - November 8!  Recieve $1 off your fine* for every nonperishable food item you bring in to the library.  Reduce your fines and give back to the community at the same time! 

*We cannot waive replacement fees, or fines from certain MORE libraries.  Check with library staff if you'd like to know how much of your fine we'll be able to waive.  We cannot accept expired food items. 

Star Wars Reads Day

October 11 is Star Wars Reads Day!  Kids can pick up activity kits that include craft projects for making their own book mark and finger puppets.  The kit also includes coloring pages, a maze, a crossword puzzle and trivia questions.

Teen Read Week

Oct. 12 - 18 is Teen Read Week!  During this week, teens ages 12 - 18 can get a free replacement library card and we will waive up to $10 in overdue fines.* All you have to do is stop in and see us!  During this week, you can also vote for YALSA's Teens' Top Ten, a teen's choice book list, by choosing 3 books from a list of 25 here.

*We cannot waive fines for replacement books or fines from certain other libraries. 

Staff Inservice - Library will close at 4 pm.

On Thursday, November 20 the library will close from 4 pm - 8 pm for a staff inservice.  We will be learning new skills and knowledge to serve you better! The library will be open from 9 am - 4 pm.