James V. Brown: Check it Out

End of the year school projects have you stuck inside? The Lycoming County Library System can help. We have some great online resources you can use right from home to power through those projects and get back to the fun activities of spring.

If you’re having trouble getting started, try the Ask Here PA service ( Librarians are on call 24/7 to direct you to websites and other online resources, help you come up with keywords and search terms, and maybe suggest some things you haven’t considered.

Each library in the system has a website that is chock-full of great information. Click on the blue and yellow POWER Library Network icon to access more than 10 electronic resources from their home page.

Doing a book report?

Check out Contemporary Authors for complete biographical information on more than 130,000 poets, novelists, playwrights, non-fiction writers and journalists. EBSCO host is great for articles from magazines and journals and InfoTrac Newsstand has articles from more than 1,100 newspapers.

SIRS Discoverer is a general reference database for beginning learners and reluctant readers with articles and images from more than 2,100 newspapers, magazines and government documents, along with more than 9,000 educational weblinks.

SIRS includes Science Fair Explorer to help you find an exciting science fair project topic and quickly connect to age-appropriate project guides. There also are biographies of more than 2,000 famous and notable people, an almanac, maps and an encyclopedia.

AP Images has photographs, audio files and graphics to add some punch to your project.

It includes more than one million current and historical photos, with photographs of the latest news as it happens.

POWER Library is an integral part of Information Literacy, a component of the PA Forward initiative sponsored by the Pennsylvania Library Association, promoting the value of libraries in the 21st Century.

Libraries help all Pennsylvanians learn how to use online resources and current technology to fully participate in a digital society.

The Lycoming County Library System is compromised of the Hughesville Public Library, Jersey Shore Public Library, James V. Brown Library, Konkle Memorial Library, Montgomery Public Library and the Muncy Public Library.

Visit the Lycoming County Library System website,, for more information.