Technology is constantly changing and evolving. Libraries are no longer just buildings full of books and information, but also hubs for computer access and technology, all provided for free to help citizens expand their capacity for teaching and learning.
Lifelong learning is more than a habit of great utility. The willingness to confront ideas and enhance knowledge, to discover and persist in learning what we hadn't intended - this is what prepares us for uncertainty. Libraries offer the tools to make better sense of the world, while enriching us along the way.
Start now by signing up for a free library card. For those unable to visit the James V. Brown Library in person at 19 E. Fourth St., the library offers local services through satellite "link" libraries.
This extends library access to the underserved areas of Lycoming County. Each link offers computer access and a range of materials, from children to adult paperbacks, hardcover, DVDs and items by special request.
The Lycoming County links are:
Barbours - Plunketts Creek Township Building, 179 Dunwoody Road. Hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday and 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday.?For more information, call 570-478-2081.
Cogan House - Cogan House Township Building, 4609 Route 184 Highway, Trout Run. Hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday. For moreinformation, call 570-634-2048.
Unityville - Jordan Township Building, 4298 Route 42 Highway, Unityville. Hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. For more information, call 570-458-4740.
Pine Creek - McHenry Township Community Center, 145 Railroad St., Cammal. Hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday and 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. For more information, call 570-753-3649.
For those outside the vicinity of the link libraries, patrons can visit the Lycoming County Bookmobile.
The fully-stocked mobile library offers thousands of titles, ranging from recent bestsellers, large-type, children's books, audiobooks and the latest DVD releases to more than 47 locations throughout the county.
For more information about stops or to see the schedule, visit jvbrown.edu/bookmobile-2/ or call 570-326-0536, ext. 156.
The James V. Brown Library is open from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday, and noon to 5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday and 24/7 at www.jvbrown.edu.