Summer with Schlow!

Fun, educational virtual events set for season

Schlow Centre Region Library has always planned a great summer of events for all ages — and this year is no different, even if the location is different.

Because of the coronavirus and Schlow’s commitment to the health and safety of patrons, staff, and volunteers, the library’s summer plans have moved online. This “virtual” summer will still be one filled with fun, entertainment, and learning.

Schlow’s Summer Reading Programs — from babies to adults — run through August 19, and participants can go on quests and have chances to win prizes. Register and log your reading at

The Children’s Department will have weekly pop-up challenges starting June 15. Each week, kids discover a new challenge, and if they complete it they will receive the secret code to earn extra tickets for prizes. The department also has virtual desk hours from 9 to 11 a.m. and 1 to 3 p.m. Tuesdays and Fridays. It’s a chance to chat with a member of the Children’s Department and ask about Summer Reading or book recommendations for kids. The hours take place at

The Adult Services Department will host Wednesday book chats for teens who register, from 4 to 4:30 p.m., starting June 10. The chats are hosted by librarians from the State College Area School District Middle Schools as well as from Schlow. The Adult Services Department also will begin offering recommendation services via phone or email. Staff will reserve materials for pickup based on a patron’s interest.

As for special events, here are just some of the highlights for this summer.

For children:

Posted 6/4/2020