Lycoming County libraries celebrate National Library Week

The Lycoming County Library System joins libraries across the nation in celebrating National Library Week from April 14 to 20.

This year’s theme is Communities Matter at your library, highlighting the value of all libraries in our communities.

The Lycoming County Library System includes Hughesville Public Library, Konkle Memorial Library in Montoursville, James V. Brown Library, Jersey Shore Public Library, Montgomery Area Public Library and Muncy Public Library.

Libraries today are so much more than just books. Libraries work with small business owners, students, parents and elected officials to discover what the community needs are and meet them.

Whether through offering e-books, computer classes, materials for job seekers or supporting early literacy, librarians listen to the public and respond to meet their needs.

Libraries are trusted locations where everyone in the community can gather, connect and engage with each other to enrich and shape the community.

Service always has been the focus of a library. First sponsored in 1958, National Library Week is a national observance sponsored by the American Library Association (ALA) and libraries across the country each April.

In celebration of National Library Week this year, the Lycoming County Library System will be offering a half-price sale starting on April 14 through April 20. Library users have an opportunity to pay off their library fees at 50 percent off.

We encourage everyone to visit their local library during National Library Week between April 14 and April 20.

Members can clear their records of all overdue fees by paying 50 percent of the total amount due. Offer ends April 20.

“We invite everyone to visit us during the week and take advantage of the offer,” said Laura Dow, circulation manager at James V. Brown Library. “This saves both the library and our customer’s money.”

Not only does the library offer access to thousands of books, ebooks, DVDs and music CDs, but there also is an extensive programming schedule including author visits, movie showings, storytimes, game nights and more.

Visit your local library for more information or