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  • Books to Borrow Claysburg Area Public Library Recommends

    Jane Knisely, Claysburg Area Public Library|Jul 18, 2024

    Eleven-year-old Adelaide Rose MacNeill’s life was turned upside down when her parents were suddenly killed in a storm between Prince Edward Island and the mainland. Her parents had taken a trip to the mainland to shop but the ferry ride home was swept away by the storm. She didn’t know who identified the bodies. All Adelaide found of her mother was a shoe. There were many funerals held the next week. Her half-brother, Lemuel, came for the funeral and to settle their parents’ estate. It was all a whirlwind for Adelaide to see her paren...

  • Books to Borrow Claysburg Area Public Library Recommends

    Jane Knisely, Claysburg Area Public Library|Jun 27, 2024

    As one of the most anticipated romantasy books of 2024, Danielle L Jensen’s A Fate Inked in Blood did not disappoint! It is foretold that a Shield Maiden will unite Skaland under the one who controls her fate. Enter Freya. Freya is in an unwanted marriage to a fisherman, spending her days being a violent Viking’s housewife and dreaming of becoming a warrior. She also has a big secret - she has a drop of the goddess’s blood, which allows her to repel any attack. Suddenly, her circumstances change and not only is she forced to fight for her l...

  • Books to Borrow Claysburg Area Public Library Recommends

    Jane Knisely, Claysburg Area Public Library|Jun 20, 2024

    David Reid, an American photographer, was visiting Poland and was befriended by Baron Roenne. The Baron was interested in anything American. He even had a car sent to his home from America. The Baron’s daughter, Nadia, met David at a social event at her home. Nadia did not have the fascination with America or Americans that her father did. Yet, she was the perfect daughter of an aristocrat and danced with the American. Baron Roenne was aware of the Nazi activities spreading across Europe. He asked David to take care of his wife and daughter a...

  • Books to Borrow Claysburg Area Public Library Recommends

    Jane Knisely of, Claysburg Area Public Library|Jun 13, 2024

    Hello Beautiful is a modern version of Little Women. Charlie and Rose Padavano raised four close-knit daughters. Julia was the oldest. She was the organizer and planner. If there was a problem, they went to Julia. She always had the answers. She had her life and the lives of her sisters all planned out. Sylvie was the second. She worked at the local library. Sylvie dreamed of meeting her soul mate. No ordinary boyfriend would do. Then there was the twins, Emeline and Cecelia. Emeline loved working with children. She was a nurturer. Cecelia was...

  • Books to Borrow Claysburg Area Public Library Recommends

    Jane Knisely, Claysburg Area Public Library|Jun 6, 2024

    Bri Tucker was recently hired as a fire investigator. Ironically, she was called to investigate the fire at Les Kavanaugh’s house. It seemed ironic that Mr. Kavanaugh, a retired fire investigator, would die in a house fire. ATF was called in to help Bri, not that she needed the help. Marc Davis from ATF arrived at the scene. Marc had recently moved to St. Louis to care for his grandmother who had cancer. Bri was determined to keep their investigation strictly professional in spite of the fact that Marc was a very attractive young man. Marc c...

  • Claysburg Public Library Receives Donations

    JANE KNISELY, Claysburg Area Public Library Director|Nov 5, 2020

    The Claysburg Area Public Library is very appreciative of the generous donations of two organizations to the library. The Lions Sight Conservation Foundation of Blair County donated $3,000 to the library for large print books and audio books for the visually impaired. Audio books are also popular with people who commute a distance to their job. PA Skills Charitable Foundation donated $3,000 to increase the collection of books and resources. The library would like to thank these organizations...

  • Changes in Programming at the Claysburg Library

    JANE KNISELY, Director, Claysburg Area Public Library|Oct 1, 2020

    There is still time to join our preschool program Learning @ the Library. Due to a lack of space for social distancing, we are not able to hold the classes in the library. Instead, packets can be picked up at the library each week with work sheet and craft materials. Don’t forget to read a book to your child related to the letter or number of the week. This helps reinforce lessons they learn. This program is one of our Basic Literacy programs. Call the library at 239-2782 to register. Also, be sure to check our Facebook page, Claysburg Area Pub...

  • Learning @ the Claysburg Library Will Be Held Through Take-Home Pages

    JANE KNISELY, Claysburg Area Public Library Director|Aug 20, 2020

    The Claysburg Area Public Library completed a successful Summer Quest Program. Bags of instructions and craft materials were picked up by the children to do at home. Facebook videos introduced the theme each week. The Claysburg Area Public Library will hold Learning @ the Library through take-home pages. The library is unable to hold the preschool sessions at the library due to lack of space for social distancing. Worksheets will be available at the library every week for parents to pick up. Please call the library at 239-2782 to register so...

  • Claysburg Library to Start New Girls Club

    JANE KNISELY, Claysburg Area Public Library Director|Jan 10, 2019

    The Claysburg Area Public Library is proud to be starting a Girls Who Code Club. Girls Who Code is a free after-school club which will work with facilitators to learn and/or improve their coding skills. The club will introduce girls in grades 6-12 to women who are currently making a difference by coding. The members will create their own website through teamwork with other members. The club will begin at 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 29, and will last until 5 p.m. It will continue on Tuesdays for 10 weeks. All who are interested may call the...

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