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4:00pm to 5:30pm

A Centre County Reads 2014 Event

Sponsored by the Center for American Literary Studies (CALS)

Join a discussion about the challenge of translating the esoteric language of science into an accessible form, as well as why cross-pollination between science and literature is crucial to the success of both fields.

Featured panelists:

Amy Teitel, space historian and writer about the history of space, technology, and society in venues such as Scientific American and Popular Science

Alison Fromme, writer and leading contributor to The Science Writer's Handbook: Everything You Need to Know to Pitch, Publish, and Prosper in the Digital Age

A'ndrea Messer, Penn State's Senior Science & Research Information Officer, Research Communications.

  • Where: Schlow's Downsbrough Room

 

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12:00am to 11:45pm
No registration necessary
2:00pm to 4:00pm

No Teachers Available Today

Regular members will be in Williamsport at the Genetti Hotel for our club's first match! Play begins at 10AM. Tables are full, but we encourage you to go and support our players.

Chess and Go may still be played at the library, but teachers will be unavailable.

  • Where: The Musser Room
No registration necessary
1:30pm

Magical Adventures for Talented Heroines and Heroes

Discover a magical land where everyone speaks a universal language. Listen to a story, learn a special language skill, engage in a creative hands-on activity, and discover an exciting new place to explore!

  • Where: Begins in Schlow's Downsbrough Community Room; ends at Discovery Space.
  • Grades 1-5. Registration required. Limited to 20 children.
  • Participants will be given a special pass to Discovery Space.
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Sponsored by AAUW State College Branch.

Topics:

7/19: Science of Music & Sound

7/26:  Chemistry of Color

8/2: Digging into Digestion

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5:30pm to 7:30pm

Supplies are provided and all skill levels are welcome!

Calling all stitchers! Bring your projects, share your skills, get some tips and make new friends. Everyone is invited to Schlow's Drop-In Embroidery Club. Novices are welcome!

  • When: 2nd and 4th Thursdays of the month
  • Where: Sun Room

For more information, contact the Schlow Reference desk staff at refdesk@schlowlibrary.com or 814.237.6236.

 

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2:00pm to 4:00pm

Kids: Have a hoot of an afternoon!

Make owl prints, decorate an owl, and learn basic signs with Penn State’s Sign Language Organization!

  • Where: Children's Department
No registration necessary
12:00pm to 2:00pm

A Maker Week Event

Enjoy open crafts for adults and teens in the Schlow Studio with like-minded makers! Try the 3D Doodler, participate in a giant coloring sheet, build a paper craft, or anything else you can imagine.

  • Where: Schlow Sun Room

 

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2:00pm to 4:00pm

Let's party! Join us for family block-building activities.

  • Recommended for children in preschool and kindergarten
     
  • Location: Children's Activity Room
No registration necessary
10:30am to 11:30am

eBook Basics

Schlow has great digital books that you can use for free on eReaders, tablets, smart phones, and computers. Join us to learn how to use eBooks and eAudiobooks on all of your devices, including Kindles.  

  • Where: The Musser Room

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April 27 2017

5:30pm to 7:30pm

Supplies are provided. Teen and adults of all skill levels are welcome!

Calling all stitchers! Bring your projects, share your skills, get some tips and make new friends. Everyone is invited to Schlow's Drop-In Embroidery Club. Novices are welcome!

  • When: 2nd and 4th Thursdays of the month
  • Where: Sun Room

For more information, contact the Schlow Reference desk staff at refdesk@schlowlibrary.com or 814.237.6236.

 

No registration necessary
12:00pm to 1:00pm

March Madness with Brian Toolan & John Affleck

Join veteran journalist Brian Toolan and Penn State's John Affleck in a celebration of "March Madness," the annual NCAA men's basketball tournament frenzy.  Toolan and Affleck will discuss the politics, press and promotion involved in March Madness and college sports.

Toolan's book, Snubbed: A Basketball Season of Triumph, Crisis and Despair, is a dramatic story of the 2015-16 St. Bonaventure University's winning basketball team.  Despite their outstanding performance, the team's aspirations to the center stage were ultimately dashed, as described in this close look at a beloved and successful small college sports program.

Toolan served as the national editor for The Associated Press, the Pulitzer Prize-winning editor-in-chief of the Hartford Courant and business editor of the Philadelphia Inquirer.  Affleck is Knight Chair in Sports Journalism and Society and Director of the John Curley Center for Sports Journalism, Penn State University, after serving as a national manager in sports and news at The Associated Press.

Copies of "Snubbed" will be available for purchase and signing, and light refreshments will be served.

  • When: March 21st, 12pm to 1pm
  • Where: Schlow Library Downsbrough Community Room

 

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Unable to leave your home? We can come to you!

Library by Mail is a convenient FREE service offered to any resident of Centre, Clearfield, Juniata, and Mifflin counties who is permanently or temporarily homebound. To get started:

  • Complete and submit the online application, or complete the information on the attached form and return it by mail to:

Schlow Library
211 S. Allen St. 
State College, PA 16801

  • Make sure to indicate whether you wish to receive regular print or LARGE PRINT books and/or books on CD.
  • To make your next selections, complete the request form included in each shipment.
  • Return the materials and your request form in the original canvas bag.
  • Use the mailing label on the bag as a postage-paid return label - just flip it over!

Call the Schlow Library Reference Desk at 814.237.6236 or email librarybymail@schlowlibrary.org for further information.

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Do you make a killer meatball? Garden like a master? Print in 3-D?  With Schlow's YouTube channel you too can teach a course or take a course on tech, hobbies, crafts, you name it.

 

TumbleBooks now offers an app that can be downloaded from the app store.

Once you've downloaded the free app, just enter the following username and password to get started:

Username: Schlow
Password: libra

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  • Bilingual books
  • DVDs
  • Kits
  • Teach Me... Language series
  • Muzzy
  • Nonfiction - Dictionaries and Translations
    • J 433 - German
    • J 440 - French
    • J 453 - Italian
    • J 460 - Spanish
    • J 491 - Russian
    • J 492 - Japanese
    • J 495 - Chinese

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Broaden your child’s world - help him or her learn a new language!

Discover Schlow’s wealth of books, DVDs, kits, and online stories, audiobooks and games in multiple languages.

Dictionaries and Monolingual Books – Looking for an Italian-English picture dictionary or Madeline in Spanish?  Find dictionaries, grammar guides and translations of classic picture and chapter books in our non-fiction section.

Bilingual Books - Make it easy and fun to jump from one tongue to another with books featuring both English and another language. Includes Arabic, Chinese, French, Spanish, and more.

BookFlix - Teaching Spanish to kids who love visual learning? BookFlix offers video fiction and eBook nonfiction titles in Spanish, with optional read-alouds.

DVDs – Enjoy movies that appeal to speakers of many languages. Choose from a range of DVDs with subtitles and multiple language audio tracks, as well as numerous series with a multicultural focus.

Kits - Improve beginning reading skills in a new language with Kits! Each one holds a book paired with its corresponding audiobook, so your child can see and hear each word clearly. Muzzy and the Teach Me… Language series offer animation and playful songs to liven up your teaching.

Muzzy Online - Learning a language is fun and interactive! Take a break from workbooks and flash cards; give Muzzy's playful video lessons a try. With 10 languages to choose from, your family will be speaking a new language in no time!

Transparent Language – Interact with flashcard-style vocabulary lessons, complete with audio. Offered in 80+ languages, these lively mini-classes are terrific at home or on the go via an app that kids will love.

TumbleBooks - Share video storybooks with your child in English, French, and Spanish. Connect to a huge selection via TumbleBooks’ Language Learning collection.

 

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Submit your "Wanted" entries by March 13th

This contest is part of the 2017 Centre County Reads/CALS Community Read of Stacey Lee’s Under a Painted Sky. The novel tells the story of two female runaways on the Oregon Trail in 1849 as they make friends, escape their enemies, and seek both freedom and family.

What does it mean to be “wanted”? The word may have either positive or negative connotations: to be wanted is to belong, but the word may also signify pursuit, escape, and a sense of danger. This year’s writing contest asks you to submit your best writing—7,500 words or less—on what you think it means to be “wanted,” in any of the following categories:

  • Best Short Fiction
  • Best Nonfiction
  • Best Poetry
  • Best Entry for a writer under 18

Entries due by March 13. Send submissions to cals@psu.edu

SPONSORED BY THE CENTER FOR AMERICAN LITERARY STUDIES

 

Posted 1/24/2017

7:30pm to 10:00pm

Legendary Folk Music

Peter Walker

Peter WalkerPeter Walker is an American folk guitarist noted for dextrous instrumental pieces that reference the Indian classical and Spanish flamenco traditions. Recognised principally for his recorded output in the mid-to-late sixties, his rediscovery by the current generation of American and European outsider folk artists has seen his work accorded similar reverence to that of other notable American finger-pickers such as John Fahey, Robbie Basho and Leo Kottke, and granted him a renewed platform for both touring and recording.

Walker was born in Boston, Massachusetts, in 1937, into a musical family, and began to play the guitar from an early age. He committed himself to touring and public performance from 1959 onwards, becoming a fixture of the Greenwich Village folk scene of the mid-'60s (during which period he became particularly close to Sandy Bull and Karen Dalton). Over the same period, Walker's attendance of a Ravi Shankar performance in San Francisco saw him embrace extended periods of study of Eastern raga under both Shankar and Ali Akbar Khan.

Walker's debut LP Rainy Day Raga was released by Vanguard Records in 1966, followed by the release of Second Poem in 1968. Walker diverted his attention away from public performance and towards family life at the start of the 1970s, but maintained a commitment to study of his instrument, focussing particularly upon Flamenco. In 2007 Walker was coaxed out of this semi-retirement by Joshua Rosenthal of Tompkins Square Records, for whom he recorded four new pieces to be set alongside musical tributes from younger admirers including Jack Rose, James Blackshaw, Steffen Basho-Junghans and Sonic Youth's Thurston Moore on the 2008 collection A Raga for Peter Walker. A full album of new material, Echo of My Soul, was released by Tompkins Square later the same year.

Walker interviewed by Dusted Magazine

 

Alexander Turnquist

Alexander Turnquist"By embedding both new age and noise-oriented electronic themes into his pastoral pieces, Turnquist unites disparate traditions and ideals, essentially employing sonic counterweights to construct 57 minutes that are as surprisingly dynamic as they are perfectly beautiful." Grayson Currin, Pitchfork Media

Alexander Turnquist is a guitarist/composer who uses his 12 string acoustic finger-style approach in creating very dramatic and emotionally engaging music. Turnquist started playing at a young age with an experimental approach from the onset, and has always held to the use of the acoustic guitar as the driving force and foundation in his compositions. In addition to his guitar playing he cleverly writes into his compositions accompaniment in the form of mallet percussion instruments, strings, and piano. Turnquist's first full length "Faint at the Loudest Hour" was released in 2007 on VHF records, his first fully realized album of solo pieces and analogue electronic experimentations. In 2009 he released "As the Twilight Crane Dreams in Color", which was a critical turning point from him just being a capable instrumentalist but a distinctive composer, signaling key changes and melodic developments with subtle accompaniment. Turnquist has toured extensively throughout the United States and in Europe.

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Pairdown

PairdownRaymond Morin and David Leicht are Pairdown, a Pittsburgh-based acoustic guitar duo much respected by their peers but criminally underrepresented in recorded form. Stylistically, Pairdown sidesteps the post-Fahey/American Primitive raga-isms common in fingerstyle guitar these days, instead drawing on sources both within the six-string tradition (Kottke, Grossman, Renbourn, Dave Evans) and well beyond it (Ellington, Satie), folding those influences into a rich set of baroque miniatures and distinctive compositions that stand shoulder-to-shoulder with anyone working in the field today.

"From the studio to the live settings, this is about as intimate as it gets; two friends playing guitar. It’s always the simplest things … but that’s just a front. And once Aesthetic Guitar—their playing—takes hold, a pretty transparent one." - Mr. Atavist

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6:00pm to 7:30pm

The Nittany Valley Writers’ Network is a sharing, supportive, inspiring community linking local writers of all genres and levels of experience: expert and novice. . .published and hopeful. All writers are welcome!

NVWN also serves as a connecting point for local critique groups.

Please contact Mark T. Shirey  at mts@uplink.net for more information.

  • Where: Schlow Library's Downsbrough Community Room

 

 

No registration necessary
12:00pm

Today's Free Movie at The State Theatre: Stuart Little

Stuart Little

The Little family adopt a charming young mouse named Stuart, but the family cat wants rid of him.

(PG, 84 minutes, 1999)

Where: The State Theatre

​Parking: We have limited parking at Schlow, so please use one of the public parking areas while attending the movie. For ideas on where to park, please use the handy map attached to this page! 

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1:00pm

For ages 3 to 5, who read at least 3,500 pages. Wow!

  • Where: Downsbrough Community Room

Preschool Pizza Party Requirements:

  • To attend this pizza party, a child must be between 3 to 5 years of age. Parents should remain at the party; however, pizza will only be provided for the children who earned their spot.
  • Participation goal: 3,500 pages read by July 31.
  • Register for our Summer Reading Program online and keep a record of the number of pages read throughout the summer for each child on our Preschool Pizza Party Book Log. 
  • Download Preschool Pizza Party Book Logs from our website (attached below), or stop by the Library for more!
  • Once the total is over 3,500 pages, return all Log pages to the Children's Desk to receive your Preschool Pizza Party permission slip. 
  • Return permission slips by Wednesday, August 3, 2016
  • Calling to register is not necessary. A returned permission slip is all you need! Feel free to contact us with any questions.

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Repeats every week every Wednesday 4 times.
9:30am

Sweet stories, songs, and lapsit rhymes - a playtime just for baby and grown-up.

  • Ages: Newborn to 18 months
  • Where: Children's Activity Room

Session 1: Wednesdays at 9:30am 

  • September 14
  • September 21
  • September 28
  • October 5

Registration for this class begins on Monday, August 29

Please call 814.237.6236 to register.
10:00am

Kids: Find out what the Write and Illustrate Your Own Book Contest judges are looking for!

Improve your writing skills and discuss mistakes to avoid. Bring your book for a brief personal evaluation at 11am.

  • Limit: 20.
  • Registration required. 
  • Where: Downsbrough Community Room

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10:30am to 11:30am

iPad Tips and Tricks

If you have learned the basics of how to use your iPad (adjust basic settings, connect to Internet, download apps) but have questions about how to better understand and use it, then this class is for you. We’ll talk about photo settings, storage, security features, and how to better navigate the device. 

  • Where: The Musser Room

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Repeats every week every Monday 4 times.
10:15am

Sweet stories, songs, and lots of movement - a storytime for babies on the go and their grown-up.

  • Ages: 15 months to 24 months
  • Where: Children's Activity Room
     
  • Mondays at 10:15am
    • March 13
    • March 20
    • March 27
    • April 3
Please call 814.237.6236 to register.
2:00pm to 4:00pm

Kids: Decorate cookies, make Dr. Seuss masks, and more with the SPSEA!

  • Where: Children's Department
No registration necessary
6:30pm

Kids: Wear your jammies for a storytime, accompanied by live music.

  • Where: Downsbrough Community Room
No registration necessary
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May 6 2017

Repeats every week every Saturday 3 times.
11:00am

Join us for a half-hour of stories, fingerplays and a hands-on activity to take home.

Spend your Saturday at the library!

  • Ages: 2 to 7
  • Where: Children's Activity Room
  • Please join us by 11:15am to participate in storytime activities.

Note: On some occasions, movies, performers, or other special events may replace Saturday Stories Alive.

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Flip through full-color magazines!

Download or access magazines from our collection on FlipsterGetting started is easy!

  • Follow the steps outlined in the attached brochure
  • Join us for a Gadget Class
  • Make a One-on-One appointment
  • Contact us at 814.237.6236 or refdesk@schlowlibrary.org.

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2017

  • Sunday, January 1 & Monday, January 2, 2017
  • Sunday, April 16
  • Saturday, May 27 through Monday, May 29
  • SPECIAL HOURS: Closing at 6pm on Monday, July 3
  • Tuesday, July 4
  • Saturday, September 2 through Monday, September 4
  • SPECIAL HOURS: Closing at 6pm on Wednesday, November 22
  • Thursday, November 23 & Friday, November 24
  • SPECIAL HOURS: Closing at 1pm on Friday, December 15
  • Sunday, December 24 though Tuesday, December 26
  • SPECIAL HOURS: Closing at 6pm on Wednesday, December 27
  • SPECIAL HOURS: Open 9am to 6pm on Thursday, December 28
  • OPEN 1pm to 5pm on Sunday, December 31

2018

  • Monday, January 2, 2018

BookFlix

Dynamic video storybooks paired with nonfiction eBooks.

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How do I make a reservation?
Reserve your Concept Kit or Traveling Trunk by contacting the Children's Desk at 814-237-6236 or stop by to see us! 

How do I check it out?
Teachers must have a valid library card and pick up the trunk or kit in the Children's Department at Schlow. Library cards are free and easy to apply for!

How long can I keep it?
Teachers may check out a kit or trunk for 2 weeks. Homeschoolers may reserve them for 1 week. Popular themes, such as the "Spring" Concept Kit during the Spring months, may only be checked out for 1 week at a time. 

What age are they for? 
Trunks and kits are recommended for children in preschool and kindergarten.

How do I return it?
Trunks and kits must be returned to the Children's Department during normal library hours. 

Schlow has great resources for teachers and homeschool parents! 

Explore new themes with our Concept Kits!
Kits include several books, toys or puppets, flannelboards, audiovisual materials, etc. Each kit is different! 

Themes include:

  • Things That Go
  • Spring
  • Families Around the World
  • Various Countries
  • And more!

 

Traveling Trunks are full of fun! 
Each trunk was created as part of the PA One Book Every Young Child program and contains books, toys, games, and puzzles. 

Trunk themes are based upon the following books: 

  • Stop Snoring, Bernard! by Zachariah OHora
  • ​Stripes of All Types by Susan Stockdale
  • A Splendid Friend, Indeed by Suzanne Bloom
  • If You Were a Penguin by Wendell Minor
  • Inside Mouse, Outside Mouse by Lindsay Barrett George
  • Up, Down, and Around by Katherine Ayres
  • What a Treasure by Jane Hillenbrand
  • Whose Shoes by Stephen Swinburne
  • ​The Bus for Us by Suzanne Bloom
  • Number One Sam by Greg Pizzoli
  • ​Kite Day by Will Hillenbrand

Please note: The Traveling Trunks come in a large crates and are a bit bulky. Please come prepared with space in your vehicle to accommodate them!

Visit our Teachers Resources website for detailed information about the contents of each Traveling Trunk and Concept Kit! 

Posted 2/5/2015

We’ve partnered with the State Theatre to celebrate movies and books!

Some movies are based on books and some go great with related reading. When you attend Monday Movies we’ll have books, reading lists, and information about Summer Reading for you. You can find the full schedule of movies in this calendar or at thestatetheatre.org

  • When: Monday May 1st to Monday September 11th
  • Where: The State Theatre
 

Posted 4/21/2017

12:00am to 11:45pm
No registration necessary
2:00pm to 4:00pm

Celebrate Earth Day with the PSU United Way! Recommended for ages 2-8.

Are you ready for an Earth Day Palooza?! Join students from the Penn State Student United Way for face painting, cookie decorating, caterpillar making, and flower pot decorating.

  • Where: Children's Department
No registration necessary
11:00am to 2:00pm

Kids: Use colorful yarn to weave your own beautiful sun!

Where: Children's Department

No registration necessary
6:00pm to 7:30pm

Join our community of local authors for support, encouragement, and special events.

The Nittany Valley Writers’ Network is a sharing, supportive, inspiring community linking local writers of all genres and levels of experience: expert and novice. . .published and hopeful. All writers are welcome!

NVWN also serves as a connecting point for local critique groups.

Please contact Mark T. Shirey  at mts@uplink.net for more information.

December meeting has been cancelled. Join us in 2017!

 
  • Where: Schlow Library's Downsbrough Community Room
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Repeats every week every Saturday until Sat Dec 31 2016 except Sat Oct 29 2016, Sat Dec 03 2016, Sat Dec 10 2016, Sat Dec 24 2016, Sat Dec 31 2016.
11:00am

Join us for a half-hour of stories, fingerplays and a hands-on activity to take home.

Spend your Saturday at the library!

  • Ages: 2 to 7
  • Where: Children's Activity Room
  • Please join us by 11:15am to participate in storytime activities.

Note: On some occasions, movies, performers, or other special events may replace Saturday Stories Alive.

No registration necessary
4:00pm to 6:00pm

Make a vibrating, googly-eye bug at The Make Space

You can make this crazy adorable, vibrating, googly-eye bug to learn about 3D printing, soldering, and electronics. All materials are provided.  Registration required. All ages welcome (Parents must stay to assist children). 

  • Where: The Make Space (141 S Fraser St)


 

 

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The Sympathizer by Viet Thanh Nguyen, 2016 Pulitzer Prize Winner

Join us for a discussion of The Sympathizer by Viet Thanh Nguyen, 2016 Pulitzer Prize Winner

The winner of the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, as well as five other awards, The Sympathizer is a sweeping epic of love and betrayal with the pace and suspense of a thriller. The narrator, a communist double agent, is a “man of two minds,” a half-French, half-Vietnamese army captain who arranges to come to America after the Fall of Saigon, and while building a new life with other Vietnamese refugees in Los Angeles is secretly reporting back to his communist superiors in Vietnam. The Sympathizer is a blistering exploration of identity and America, a gripping espionage novel, and a powerful story of love and friendship.

  • Where: The Sun Room
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Repeats every week every Tuesday 5 times.
10:30am

Join us in the Downsbrough Community Room - a place for you to play with your child and talk with other parents.

  • Ages: 2 to 7 years
  • Where: Downsbrough Community Room
     
  • Tuesdays at 10:30am
    • January 24
    • January 31
    • February 7
    • February 14
    • February 21

      *Please note: You may choose to register for Toddler Learning Centre OR one Tales for Twos storytime each session.

 

Please call 814.237.6236 to register.

May 15 2017

5:30pm to 7:30pm

Supplies are provided. Teen and adult knitters of all skill levels are welcome!

Like to knit? Join the Schlow Knitting Club to spend time with others who enjoy this creative past time. Knitters of all skill level welcome!

  • When: 1st and 3rd Monday of the month
  • Where: Sun Room

For more information, contact the Schlow Reference desk staff at refdesk@schlowlibrary.org or 814.237.6236.

No registration necessary
3:00pm to 4:00pm

Learn how engineers develop new materials to support and protect athletes! For middle and high school students.

Join the Penn State Engineering Ambassadors as they cover topics about the engineering design process in relation to designing sports equipment.  The student activity will design and build a tennis racket that can bounce a ball a ball and sustain a volley with another team.   

Appropriate for middle and high school students.   

  • When: Saturday, February 4th, 3pm to 4pm 
  • Where: Schlow Community Room 

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To request an item in our online catalog:

  • Click the blue Request It button to the right of the title.
  • Sign in with your library card number (no spaces) and your PIN.
  • Choose your Pickup Location and add comments, if needed.
  • Click Submit Request.

To insure that a checked-in item will be held for you, call 814.237.6236 to have our staff pull it for you.

If you would like to request an item not in our catalog, use our Interlibrary Loan form.

 

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Schlow offers meeting rooms for community events that are free and open to the general public.

For further details, download our Event Space Policy and Procedures, Audiovisual Procedures, and Outdoor Space Diagram.  

To check our booking calendar or to reserve an Event Space, email rooms@schlowlibrary.org or call 814-237-6236, Option 4. Applications are also available by phone, email, or at any public service desk.

For alternative event spaces available in our community, download the list we have created.

Note: Use of Schlow Event Spaces, indoor or out, in no way constitutes an endorsement by the Library of the group or its activities.

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Do you dream of being surrounded by books? Have a few extra hours a week? Explore whether Schlow has a volunteer opportunity that is right for you!

Book Return Room

  • Check in books and other library materials using library computer system
  • Sort Schlow Library materials and place them on appropriate carts in a specified order
  • Identify and check in materials that will be shipped to other libraries
  • Identify and check in Interlibrary Loan materials
  • Identify materials that are on request for Schlow patrons

Job requirements: strong attention to detail and accuracy; ability to stand, lift, bend, and stoop for extended periods; ability to work alone in an enclosed space with no windows; ability to handle a fast work pace.
 

Children’s Department Assistant

  • Shelve books and other library materials
  • Pull books and other materials for displays
  • Assist with occasional art and craft projects
  • Pick up, straighten, and otherwise keep the department areas neat

Job requirements: good vision; strong attention to detail and accuracy; ability to stand, lift, bend, and stoop for extended periods; ability to push moderately heavy book carts; ability to work in an often noisy, hectic atmosphere where there are young children; familiarity with the Dewey Decimal system is a plus.
 

Adopt a Shelf

  • Shelf-read an assigned area of books or other materials
  • Correctly re-shelve any misplaced items, pull items for end-of-shelf display, and generally keep the assigned area neat and organized
  • Regular hours not required: volunteers may choose any time the Library is open to come in and work on their assigned area, usually once a week
  • Volunteers may choose to Adopt a Shelf in either the Adult Department or the Children’s Department

Job requirements: good vision; strong attention to detail and accuracy; ability to work independently; ability to stand, lift, bend, and stoop for extended periods; familiarity with the Dewey Decimal system a plus.
 

Adult Department Assistant

(The following are possible tasks, depending on current need)

  • Shelve books and other library materials
  • Clean CDs and DVDs using an automatic cleaning device
  • Clean books and perform minor repair
  • Pick up, straighten and otherwise keep the department areas neat

Job requirements: good vision; strong attention to detail and accuracy; ability to work independently; some tasks require standing, lifting, bending, or stooping for extended periods; some tasks require manual dexterity; some tasks require computer or other library skills.
 

Technical Services Assistant

  • Process new materials for circulation (labeling, barcoding, covering, etc.).

Job requirements: excellent vision; strong attention to detail and accuracy; manual dexterity; ability to work independently.

To apply for any of the above positions:

  • Applicants must be at least 16 years old. All those under 18 must submit a parent/guardian consent form in addition to the application.
    • There are special volunteer opportunities for children ages 13-16 during our Summer Reading Program.  These positions are limited and are offered on a first come, first serve basis.  
  • Volunteers 18 years of age and older must submit the required background checks. 
  • Complete the attached application and return it to Diane Schmidt, Schlow's Volunteer Coordinator, for review or ​Sign up Online
  • Individuals needing community service hours should inquire before applying.

For additional information call 814.237.6236.

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Winners and Honorable Mentions

Student writers and illustrators from across Centre County received awards on Thursday, April 28 for their wonderful entries in our 32nd Annual Write and Illustrate Your Own Book Contest!

Winners were chosen from 4 categories, and their books will become a permanent part of the Children's Department collection! 

Come to the library this summer to check out these marvelous tales!

If you missed the awards ceremony, watch it on C-NET during the following times:

  • Wednesday, May 4th at 8:00 pm
  • Thursday, May 5th at 12 Noon
  • Friday, May 6th at 4:00 pm
  • Saturday, May 7th at 9:00 am and 3:00 pm
  • Sunday, May 8th at 7:00 am

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April 27 2017

Repeats every week every Thursday 104 times except Thu Nov 24 2016, Thu Nov 23 2017.
3:30pm to 5:00pm

Come in every Thursday to celebrate and create comic books.

For comic artists & fans! The club meets every Thursday. Come in to discuss comics, draw, write, or collaborate.  The last meeting of each month features a guest artist.

  • When: Thursdays, 3:30-5pm
  • Where: Sun Room
  • Ages: Grades 6-12

 

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12:00am to 11:45pm
No registration necessary
10:00am to 4:00pm

Drop in to play a variety of games with the Tabletop and Role-Playing Gamers of Central PA. All ages and skill levels welcome.

Join us for open gaming at Schlow! We provide a range of tabletop games and you provide the players. We are teaming up with the Tabletop and Role-Playing Gamers of Central PA to bring you a bigger and better gaming event! Members of this group have been meeting here on Saturdays and are excited to see new people and share the games they bring from their own collections.

Everyone is welcome!

  • Where: Downsbrough Community Room
  • When: One Saturday a month, dates available on our web and printed calendars

Available games provided by Schlow include:

Bohnanza
Carcassonne
Chess
Checkers
Compounded
Dixit
Dominion
For the Crown
Forbidden Island
The Good, The Bad, and the Munchkin
Oz Fluxx
Pandemic
Revolution!
Scrabble
Shadow Hunters
Standard Playing Cards
Ticket to Ride
Ultimate Werewolf

           ....And many more!

No registration necessary
2:00pm

Magical Adventures for Talented Heroines and Heroes

Discover a magical land where everyone speaks a universal language. Listen to a story, learn a special language skill, engage in a creative hands-on activity, and discover an exciting new place to explore!

  • Where: Begins in Schlow's Downsbrough Community Room; ends at Discovery Space.
  • Grades 1-5. Registration required. Limited to 20 children.
  • Participants will be given a special pass to Discovery Space.
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Sponsored by AAUW State College Branch.

Topics:

7/19: Science of Music & Sound

7/26:  Chemistry of Color

8/2: Digging into Digestion

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5:30pm to 7:30pm

Supplies are provided and all skill levels are welcome!

Calling all stitchers! Bring your projects, share your skills, get some tips and make new friends. Everyone is invited to Schlow's Drop-In Embroidery Club. Novices are welcome!

  • When: 2nd and 4th Thursdays of the month
  • Where: Sun Room

For more information, contact the Schlow Reference desk staff at refdesk@schlowlibrary.com or 814.237.6236.

 

No registration necessary
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Repeats every month on October, November on the first Saturday until Sat Nov 05 2016.
2:00pm to 4:00pm

Let's party! Join us for family block-building activities. Recommended for children in preschool and kindergarten.

  • Where: Children's Activity Room
No registration necessary
12:00pm to 6:00pm

A Maker Week Event

Use our computers and 3D Printers to design and print your own cookie cutter! Projects will be completed here and you’ll be notified when they are ready to pick up.

  • Where: Schlow Library 2nd Floor Public Computers

 

No registration necessary
9:00am

Register your children for storytimes - ages 0 to 5!

Click here for dates, times, and storytime descriptions. 

Please call 814.237.6236 to register.
10:30am to 11:30am

A Guide to Android

Do you have a smart phone or tablet that is not an Apple or Windows product? There are a wide range of Android devices, but Mina is here to help you with them all. Not sure if you have one? Just ask!

  • Where: The Musser Room

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May 11 2017

5:30pm to 7:30pm

Supplies are provided. Teen and adults of all skill levels are welcome!

Calling all stitchers! Bring your projects, share your skills, get some tips and make new friends. Everyone is invited to Schlow's Drop-In Embroidery Club. Novices are welcome!

  • When: 2nd and 4th Thursdays of the month
  • Where: Sun Room

For more information, contact the Schlow Reference desk staff at refdesk@schlowlibrary.com or 814.237.6236.

 

No registration necessary
10:00am to 12:00pm

Saturday session 1 of 2, for ages 10 and up.

Learn how to create custom objects through the use of 3D scanning technology.  Participants will get hands-on time with a variety of 3D scanners, including the Microsoft Kinect, Sense 3D Scanner, and 123D Catch App. We'll do 3D scans of everyone’s head so you can have a 3D printed bust of yourself to take home. 

Preparation

If you have a smart phone, please arrive with the 123D Catch app installed. Please sign up for an account at Thingiverse.com.

This event is appropriate for ages 10 and up.

  • When: 10am to 12pm 
  • Where: Schlow Library Musser Room 

With instructors from Penn State’s Center for Innovative Materials Processing through Direct Digital Deposition (CIMP-3D) and Engineering Design Program 

**This project is made possible by a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services as administered by the Pennsylvania Department of Education through the Office of Commonwealth Libraries, and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania,  
Tom Wolf, Governor.

 

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Schlow’s wireless is free to anyone in the Library.

  • Connect to the wireless network (SSID) called "schlowlibrary" which should be accessible anywhere in the library.
  • Encryption is WPA2 Personal. WPA Personal is also supported.
  • The password is also "schlowlibrary", without the quotation marks.
  • Wait 10-15 seconds to allow your computer to properly set its new network settings.
  • Open your web browser. If you have set it to a blank page, or a site beginning with https://, you must try to visit an internet web page. 
  • Review our internet policy, then click on "I accept."

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Boy and Girl reading

Have a budding author in your family?

Teaching a group of students who would be overjoyed to see one of their books on the library shelves?

Centre County children in grades 1 through 6 are invited to enter our Write and Illustrate Your Own Book Contest! Winners will be chosen from 4 categories, and their books will become a permanent part of the Children’s Department collection.

Due to the inclement weather predicted for the beginning of the week, the Contest deadline has been EXTENDED through Wednesday, March 15 at 8pm!

A complete list of rules and tips can be found below. All winners will be notified by letter in April 2017.

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Thynell's Windover Farm View

Subjects en Plein-air

Warm up with watercolors by local artist Lena Thynell throughout the month of February in the Betsy Rodgers Allen Gallery. Lena got her education in watercolor painting at the Gerlesborg Art School in Sweden and is currently an art instructor at the Art Alliance of Central Pennsylvania. After a long career as a registered nurse, nurse midwife and department head in Sweden, watercolor is an important part of her life.

Pieces in this show are representative of her recent predilection for painting on location, in "plein - air," which gives her much joy and new inspiration. "It's a challenge to paint on location and that's what I like," Lena states.   

Lena has participated in Juried Art Shows as well as solo art shows in Sweden and has recently started to show and sell her work in the USA.

Lena's work may be purchased by contacting the artist through her website. Like the library, the exhibition is free and open to the public.

 

Posted 2/2/2017

7:30pm

Interview, Reception, and Book Signing with Penn State Reads Author at Days Inn

The public is invited to "Meet Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, author of Americanah" in an interview by Ellysa Cahoy. Americanah won the 2014 National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction and was named one of The New York Times “Ten Books of the Year.” Adichie's 2009 TED talk, "The Danger of a Single Story," has garnered more than 7 million views. Watch it here.

A reception and a book signing will follow.

  • Where: Days Inn Penn State, 240 S. Pugh Street

This author visit is sponsored by Penn State’s Institute for the Arts and Humanities (IAH), the Penn State Reads Program, the Pennsylvania Center for the Book, and the University Libraries; the Pennsylvania Humanities Council; and Schlow Centre Region Library.

No registration necessary
6:00pm to 7:30pm

The Nittany Valley Writers’ Network is a sharing, supportive, inspiring community linking local writers of all genres and levels of experience: expert and novice. . .published and hopeful. All writers are welcome!

NVWN also serves as a connecting point for local critique groups.

Please contact Mark T. Shirey  at mts@uplink.net for more information.

November Event: The Director of the Penn State University Press, Patrick Alexander, will speak about publishing in general and about the PSU Press and will have a Q&A session for aspiring authors and interested parties.

  • Where: Schlow Library's Downsbrough Community Room

 

 

No registration necessary
12:00pm

Today's Free Movie at The State Theatre: Hugo

Hugo

Set in 1930s Paris, an orphan who lives in the walls of a train station is wrapped up in a mystery involving his late father and an automaton.

(PG, 126 minutes, 2011)

Where: The State Theatre

​Parking: We have limited parking at Schlow, so please use one of the public parking areas while attending the movie. For ideas on where to park, please use the handy map attached to this page! 

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1:30pm

For ages 5-12, who read at least 3,500 pages. Woo hoo!

Where: Hi-Way Pizza, 1688 N. Atherton St., State College

School-Age Pizza Party Requirements:

  • To attend this pizza party, children must be ages 5-12, completed Kindergarten, and be able to sit at the party without a parent. (Due to space constraints, parents may not remain in the party area.)
  • Participation goal: 3,500 pages read by July 31. 
  • The child must keep a record of the number of pages read throughout the summer on our School-Age Pizza Party Book Log and be registered for our Summer Reading Program online. 
  • Download Preschool Pizza Party Book Logs from our website (attached below), or stop by the Library for more!
  • Once the total is over 3,500 pages, return all Log pages to the Children's Desk to receive your School-Age Pizza Party permission slip.
  • Return permission slips by Friday, August 5, 2016.
  • Calling to register is not necessary. A returned permission slip is all you need! Feel free to contact us with any questions.

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Repeats every week every Monday 4 times.
9:30am

Sweet stories, songs, and lapsit rhymes - a playtime just for baby and grown-up.

  • Ages: Newborn to 18 months
  • Where: Children's Activity Room

Session 2: Mondays at 9:30am 

  • October 17
  • October 24
  • October 31
  • November 7

 

Please call 814.237.6236 to register.
2:00pm to 4:00pm

Kids: Have a whale of a time making jellyfish, crabs, and fish puppets!

  • Where: Children's Department
No registration necessary
10:30am to 11:30am

eBook Basics - Cancelled

Schlow has great digital books that you can use for free on eReaders, tablets, smart phones, and computers. Join us to learn how to use eBooks and eAudiobooks on all of your devices, including Kindles.

This class will be offered in January 2017 to guide you through some changes coming to the OverDrive website.  If you would like assistance sooner, please make a free 1-on-1 appointment with a library staff member by calling 814-237-6236 or emailing refdesk@schlowlibrary.org

  • Where: The Musser Room

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Repeats every week every Tuesday 4 times.
10:15am

Sweet stories, songs, and lots of movement - a storytime for babies on the go and their grown-up.

  • Ages: 15 months to 24 months
  • Where: Children's Activity Room
     
  • Tuesdays at 10:15am
    • March 14
    • March 21
    • March 28
    • April 4
Please call 814.237.6236 to register.
9:00am

Register your children for storytimes - ages 0 to 5!

Click here for dates, times, and storytime descriptions. 

Please call 814.237.6236 to register.
2:00pm to 4:00pm

Kids: Join PSU's NSSLHA to celebrate spring with daffodils, sheep, and flower gardens!

  • Where: Children's Department
No registration necessary

May 6 2017

2:00pm to 3:15pm

Kids: Come to an hour of hands-on STEM learning with an engineer!

This STEM Pillars program will focus on engineering and is for parents and children ages 6-10 working together. Please register in advance.

  • Limit: 15.
  • Where: Children's Activity Room
  • Created by Penn State College of Education researchers

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I Spy Quilt

  • If you have signed up for the program but not yet returned any log sheets, your first entry will come when you bring in your 1-100 sheet. We can't wait to see you!
  • We are thrilled to have so many families participating in the 1,000 Books program! However, this makes it too difficult to save entries submitted for past prizes. Each time we introduce a new prize, we will start fresh with the families who are currently active in the program.

Between now and August 2016, each log sheet you return will earn you a chance to win a special 1,000 Books memento: an I Spy Quilt

Just like our first two big prizes, the I Spy Quilt was handmade with love by one of our Children's Department staff members. You and your child will have a great time discovering the animals, foods, toys - and much more - that make up the quilt. Time spent together sharing a book is time to cherish...and we want to give your child a very special reminder of your family's participation in this program! To see the quilt for yourself, stop by the Children's Desk!

New to the 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten program?

As long as your child has not yet started kindergarten, he or she can join the program at any time! Learn more about 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten here, and then give us a call or stop by the Children's Desk to register. The program will run indefinitely, but the tote bag will only be available as a prize until Valentine's Day 2016, so sign up and start reading with your little one today!

Questions? Stop by the Children's Desk or call 814.235.7817

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12:00am to 11:45pm
No registration necessary
3:00pm to 5:00pm

A First Night Event

What does 2016 hold in store for you? Madame Babushka, an itinerant Fortune Teller from the misty hills of Eastern Europe, will reveal your New Year’s destiny, using fortune telling cards and her special skills. This year, Madame is joined by her assistants, all recent graduates of the Jeane Dixon Institute of Predictions and Prognostication. Stop by the second floor for a fun, short “reading” suitable for all ages.

  • When: Thursday December 31st, 3pm-5pm
  • Where: Schlow Library Second Floor 
No registration necessary
2:30pm

Recommended for Preschoolers and their Parents!

Surf the waves, stretch like seaweed, and brush off your barnacles with an interactive yoga class just for preschoolers and parents!

  • Where: Downsbrough Community Room
     
  • Yoga mat not required, but feel free to bring one along!
     
  • Have an elementary schooler? Bring them to Twist, Stretch, and Flow instead!
No registration necessary
5:30pm to 7:30pm

Supplies are provided and knitters of all skill levels are welcome!

Like to knit? Join the Schlow Knitting Club to spend time with others who enjoy this creative past time. Knitters of all skill level welcome!

  • When: 1st and 3rd Monday of the month
  • Where: Sun Room

For more information, contact the Schlow Reference desk staff at refdesk@schlowlibrary.com or 814.237.6236.

No registration necessary
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Repeats every week every Tuesday 5 times.
9:15am

Join us in the Downsbrough Community Room - a place for you to play with your child and talk with other parents.

Sessions limited to 12 families.​

  • Ages: 18 months to 3 years
  • Where: Downsbrough Community Room

Session 1: Tuesdays at 9:15am

  • September 13
  • September 20
  • September 27
  • October 4
  • October 11

You may choose to register for Toddler Learning Centre OR one Tales for Twos storytime each session.

Registration for this class begins on Wednesday, August 31.

Please call 814.237.6236 to join the waitlist.
2:00pm to 3:00pm

American Gods by Neil Gaiman

Join us for a discussion of American Gods by Neil Gaiman 

Upon his release from prison, a widower accepts a job as a bodyguard and joins the battle between the gods of yore and the gods of present-day America. This Hugo and Nebula Award-winning novel is a blend of Americana, fantasy, mystery, and various mythologies.  The well-loved characters like OdinLow-Key LyesmithSam Black Crow, and Mr Nancy will be featured in the upcoming television show. 

  • Where: The Sun Room
No registration necessary
2:00pm to 3:00pm

Excellent Daughters by Katherine Zoepf​

Join us for a discussion of Excellent Daughters: The Secret Lives of Young Women who are Transforming the Arab World by Katherine Zoepf​​

Only a generation ago, female adolescence as we know it in the West did not exist in the Middle East. Today, young Arab women outnumber men in universities, and a few are beginning to face down religious and social tradition in order to live independently, to delay marriage, and to pursue professional goals. Deeply informed, heartfelt, and urgent, this book brings us a new understanding of the changing Arab societies--from 9/11 to Tahrir Square to the rise of ISIS--and gives voice to the remarkable women at the forefront of this change. 

  • Where: The Sun Room
No registration necessary
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Repeats every week every Wednesday 5 times except Wed Mar 29 2017.
9:15am

Join us in the Downsbrough Community Room - a place for you to play with your child and talk with other parents.

  • Ages: 2 to 7 years
  • Where: Downsbrough Community Room
     
  • Wednesdays at 9:15am
    • March 15
    • March 22
    • April 5
    • April 12
    • April 19

      *We will skip March 29 due to an author visit. 
      *Please note: You may choose to register for Toddler Learning Centre OR one Tales for Twos storytime each session.

 

Please call 814.237.6236 to register.
5:30pm to 7:30pm

Supplies are provided. Teen and adults of all skill levels are welcome!

Calling all stitchers! Bring your projects, share your skills, get some tips and make new friends. Everyone is invited to Schlow's Drop-In Embroidery Club. Novices are welcome!

  • When: 2nd and 4th Thursdays of the month
  • Where: Sun Room

For more information, contact the Schlow Reference desk staff at refdesk@schlowlibrary.com or 814.237.6236.

 

No registration necessary
9:00am to 8:00pm

Stop in and celebrate with us!

Help us kick-off a year-long celebration of our 60th birthday! Stop in to wish the Library a Happy Birthday.

  • Where: Throughout the library
  • When: 9am-8pm

 

No registration necessary

The Schlow Library Adult Department offers proctoring services.

  • Contact us at least 7 days in advance.
  • Notify us of any special requirements for your test - online or paper, special software, special browser, etc. - at the time of your booking.
  • $25.00 fee per 2-hour exam, plus any related postage or faxing costs. Each additional hour will be an additional $15. Cash, check, Visa, and MasterCard accepted. *Change effective January 1, 2015*
  • Proctoring times: 5:30pm - 7:30pm on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday; weekdays and weekends by special arrangement. 

 

Note: The Outreach Testing Center at Penn State will "proctor students from any university taking a proctored exam." Click here for more information.

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Upcoming Events

The 10th Building Anniversary Celebration was a great hit in 2015! Thanks to the dozens of local individuals and businesses who provided sponsorship contributions, our Schlow Celebration raised more than $50,000 to benefit the Library. 

Interested in sponsoring an upcoming event? This year is the 60th Anniversary year of the beginning of Schlow Library, and the annual events you know and love also need sponsors, such as Book Fest and programs during Summer Reading Program. Please Email Molly Hetrick, Manager of Philanthropy, or call her at 814.237.6236 ext. 216 to talk about how you can support the Library.

Become a Schlow Corporate Sponsor!

As a corporate sponsor, your business can gain visibility and develop new relationships - all while helping to sustain a valuable community resource. Schlow currently has unique opportunities for sponsors of the library broadband and internet access to get great visibility for the sponsorship.

Also from Summer Reading prizes to underwriting Library programs, there are many ways you can help Schlow thrive. Email Molly Hetrick, Manager of Philanthropy, or call her at 814.237.6236 ext. 216.

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May 2017 Calendar

This calendar features events for May 2017 for kids and families!

Explore our new Children's Department events calendar for exciting details about upcoming events for children and families! Pick up a printed copy at the Children's Desk, and download a digital copy below.

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Posted 8/19/2016

10:00am to 1:00pm

Celebrate Earth Day with a local 6th grade class!

  • Free face painting!
  • Watch students create Endangered Species sidewalk art

* Rain date: Wednesday, April 23

No registration necessary
12:00am to 11:45pm
No registration necessary
10:00am to 4:00pm

Drop in to play a variety of games with the Tabletop and Role-Playing Gamers of Central PA. All ages and skill levels welcome.

Join us for open gaming at Schlow! We provide a range of tabletop games and you provide the players. We are teaming up with the Tabletop and Role-Playing Gamers of Central PA to bring you a bigger and better gaming event! Members of this group have been meeting here on Saturdays and are excited to see new people and share the games they bring from their own collections.

Everyone is welcome!

  • Where: Downsbrough Community Room
  • When: One Saturday a month, dates available on our web and printed calendars

Available games provided by Schlow include:

Bohnanza
Carcassonne
Chess
Checkers
Compounded
Dixit
Dominion
For the Crown
Forbidden Island
The Good, The Bad, and the Munchkin
Oz Fluxx
Pandemic
Revolution!
Scrabble
Shadow Hunters
Standard Playing Cards
Ticket to Ride
Ultimate Werewolf

           ....And many more!

No registration necessary
1:30pm

Magical Adventures for Talented Heroines and Heroes

Discover a magical land where everyone speaks a universal language. Listen to a story, learn a special language skill, engage in a creative hands-on activity, and discover an exciting new place to explore!

  • Where: Begins in Schlow's Downsbrough Community Room; ends at Discovery Space.
  • Grades 1-5. Registration required. Limited to 20 children.
  • Participants will be given a special pass to Discovery Space.
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Sponsored by AAUW State College Branch.

Topics:

7/19: Science of Music & Sound

7/26:  Chemistry of Color

8/2: Digging into Digestion

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5:30pm to 7:30pm

Supplies are provided and all skill levels are welcome!

Calling all stitchers! Bring your projects, share your skills, get some tips and make new friends. Everyone is invited to Schlow's Drop-In Embroidery Club. Novices are welcome!

  • When: 2nd and 4th Thursdays of the month
  • Where: Sun Room

For more information, contact the Schlow Reference desk staff at refdesk@schlowlibrary.com or 814.237.6236.

 

No registration necessary
2:00pm to 4:00pm

Kids: Celebrate autumn with owl puppets, pumpkins, handprint apples, and more with Penn State’s NSSLHA.

  • Where: Children's Department
No registration necessary
12:00pm to 6:00pm

A Maker Week Event

Use our computers and 3D Printers to design and print your own cookie cutter! Projects will be completed here and you’ll be notified when they are ready to pick up.

  • Where: Schlow Library 2nd Floor Public Computers

 

No registration necessary
9:00am

Register your children for TLC - ages 18 months to 3 years.

Click here for dates, times, and program description. 

Please call 814.237.6236 to register.
10:30am to 11:30am

iPad Basics

iPads are wonderful but they can be hard to get used to, especially when a new update changes things. If you need to learn how to use your iPad or navigate the changes we can show you how. 

  • Where: The Musser Room

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May 25 2017

5:30pm to 7:30pm

Supplies are provided. Teen and adults of all skill levels are welcome!

Calling all stitchers! Bring your projects, share your skills, get some tips and make new friends. Everyone is invited to Schlow's Drop-In Embroidery Club. Novices are welcome!

  • When: 2nd and 4th Thursdays of the month
  • Where: Sun Room

For more information, contact the Schlow Reference desk staff at refdesk@schlowlibrary.com or 814.237.6236.

 

No registration necessary
1:00pm to 3:00pm

Saturday session 2 of 2, for Adults

Learn how to create custom objects through the use of 3D scanning technology.  Participants will get hands-on time with a variety of 3D scanners, including the Microsoft Kinect, Sense 3D Scanner, and 123D Catch App. We'll do 3D scans of everyone’s head so you can have a 3D printed bust of yourself to take home. 

Preparation

If you have a smart phone, please arrive with the 123D Catch app installed. Please sign up for an account at Thingiverse.com.

This event is appropriate for ages 18 and up.

  • When: 1pm to 3pm 
  • Where: Schlow Library Musser Room 

With instructors from Penn State’s Center for Innovative Materials Processing through Direct Digital Deposition (CIMP-3D) and Engineering Design Program 

**This project is made possible by a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services as administered by the Pennsylvania Department of Education through the Office of Commonwealth Libraries, and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania,  
Tom Wolf, Governor.

 

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  • Important:  Make sure the due date changes. If it does not, call the Circulation Desk at 814.237.6236.

Note:

  • Most items can be renewed twice for 3 weeks per renewal.
  • If someone else has requested an item, it cannot be renewed.
  • Some items, including Discovery Space passes, Lucky Day books, and 3-Day DVDs, cannot be renewed.

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Borrowing Rules

All library materials are checked out for 3 weeks with up to two renewals (if the items are not requested) for a total of 9 weeks except for:

  • Three Day DVDs:  Checked out for 3 days, no renewals
  • Lucky Day Books: Checked out for 3 weeks, no renewals
  • Discovery Space & YMCA Passes:  Checked out for 1 week, can be renewed
  • Ukuleles: Checked out for 1 week, can be renewed
  • Concept Kits and Traveling Trunks: Length determined at checkout, can be renewed
  • Laptops: Checked out for 2 hours, no renewals
  • Projectors: Checked out for 1 week, can be renewed

Fines

If an item is returned late, the late fees are as follows:

  • Children's Items: 15¢ per day
  • Adult Items, including Three-Week DVDs: 25¢ per day
  • Interlibrary Loan Items: 50¢ per day
  • Three Day DVDs, Discovery Space & YMCA Passes:  $1.00 per day
  • Laptops: $10.00 per hour

After $5.00 or 30 days of having fines, the system will block your account until the fines are cleared.  You can pay fines in person at the library, mailing your fine payment to the library, or online through your account.

Some Rules of Thumb from School Library Journal
See the full article for more details

  • Check About and About me pages 
  • Interrogate urls
  • Suspect the sensational
  • Go back to the source
  • Go back to the story again (and again)
  • Think outside the reliability box
  • Triangulate
  • What exactly are you reading?
  • Check your own search attitude and biases
  • Use a little energy
  • Stop before you forward (or use)
  • Be suspicious of pictures 

A Guide to Evaluating News and Information

As information professionals, librarians are especially interested in how our society consumes news and information. Librarians around the country are putting together resources to help patrons and citizens figure out how to make important evaluations about news, information, and media.

Download the PDF from The University of Illinois for some evaluation guides. See below for a list of websites that you might find useful.  Confused by a story? Unsure if you can trust it?  We're here to help. 

Most importantly don’t forget to read freely and critically. Schlow offers a variety of print and online resources

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Perler Beads collection

Does your child have a favorite collection that would be fun to share with others?

Our display case showcases prized possessions, with visitors of all ages enjoying each collection. Your child’s could be next!

Complete the attached application and return it to the Children’s Department. Collections are chosen by committee, we’ll be in touch if your child’s is chosen, and all decisions are final. Items will be displayed for at least 2 weeks -- under lock and key, of course!

Note:  Due to limited space, not every collection can be displayed.

Apply now to show off your collection!

 

 

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Posted 2/6/2014

Troubleshoot your car care needs.

Schlow is happy to offer access to Auto Repair Reference Center. From our Research Tab you can find this database which offers repair manuals, care and repair tips, as well as troubleshooting guidance. 

Click here to get started.

 

 

 

Posted 2/3/2017

5:30pm to 7:30pm

Documentary Photographs by Penn State Students

Why visit one gallery when you can visit several? Join us for the gallery crawl and great conversation!

View the Marcellus Shale Documentary Project at the Palmer Museum of Art and then come see juried student work in Storied Images: Marcellus Shale, an exhibition located at multiple locations across the University and Downtown.

Each venue will feature special activities and refreshments.

  • Where: Borland Gallery, EMS Museum/Deike Building, Schlow Centre Region Library, HUB-Art Alley
No registration necessary
7:00pm to 8:30pm

Free Panel Discussion

Featuring nationally known sportswriters, Harvey Araton (NY Times), Nancy Armour (USA Today), Filip Bondy (NY Daily News), and Michael Weinreb (Rolling Stone), our panel discussion will offer sports fans an inside look at the exciting world of sports journalism.

The panel will be moderated by John Affleck, Knight Chair in Sports Journalism and Society at Penn State.

  • When: Thursday, October 1, 7:00-8:30pm
  • Where: Days Inn, 240 S. Pugh St.
     
No registration necessary
12:00pm

Today's Free Movie at The State Theatre: Chronicles of Narnia

Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe

Four kids travel through a wardrobe to the land of Narnia and learn of their destiny to free it with the guidance of a mystical lion.

(PG, 143 minutes, 2005)

Where: The State Theatre

​Parking: We have limited parking at Schlow, so please use one of the public parking areas while attending the movie. For ideas on where to park, please use the handy map attached to this page! 

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3:00pm

For ages 5-12, who read at least 3,500 pages. Woo hoo!

Where: Hi-Way Pizza, 1688 N. Atherton St., State College

School-Age Pizza Party Requirements:

  • To attend this pizza party, children must be ages 5-12, completed Kindergarten, and be able to sit at the party without a parent. (Due to space constraints, parents may not remain in the party area.)
  • Participation goal: 3,500 pages read by July 31. 
  • The child must keep a record of the number of pages read throughout the summer on our School-Age Pizza Party Book Log and be registered for our Summer Reading Program online. 
  • Download Preschool Pizza Party Book Logs from our website (attached below), or stop by the Library for more!
  • Once the total is over 3,500 pages, return all Log pages to the Children's Desk to receive your School-Age Pizza Party permission slip.
  • Return permission slips by Friday, August 5, 2016.
  • Calling to register is not necessary. A returned permission slip is all you need! Feel free to contact us with any questions.

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Repeats every week every Tuesday 4 times.
9:30am

Sweet stories, songs, and lapsit rhymes - a playtime just for baby and grown-up.

  • Ages: Newborn to 18 months
  • Where: Children's Activity Room

Session 2: Tuesdays at 9:30am 

  • October 18
  • October 25
  • November 1
  • November 8

 

Please call 814.237.6236 to register.
2:30pm

Kids: Celebrate the upcoming holiday season with excerpts from this favorite ballet.

  • Where: Downsbrough Community Room
No registration necessary
10:30am to 11:30am

iCloud basics

This class is all about how iCloud storage works. Learn how to backup files, share photos, and sync content across Apple devices. Basic knowledge of Mac Computers and Apple devices required. Computers not needed. 

  • Where: The Musser Room

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Repeats every week every Monday 4 times.
11:00am

Singing, dancing, fingerplays, and stories. A fun time for you and your toddler.

  • Ages: 24 months to 36 months
  • Where: Children's Activity Room
     
  • Mondays at 11am
    • January 23
    • January 30
    • February 6
    • February 13
Please call 814.237.6236 to register.
5:30pm to 7:30pm

Supplies are provided. Teen and adult knitters of all skill levels are welcome!

Like to knit? Join the Schlow Knitting Club to spend time with others who enjoy this creative past time. Knitters of all skill level welcome!

  • When: 1st and 3rd Monday of the month
  • Where: Sun Room

For more information, contact the Schlow Reference desk staff at refdesk@schlowlibrary.org or 814.237.6236.

No registration necessary
11:00am

Kids: Follow Jack and Annie into their tree house and go on a magical adventure into the past!

  • Where: Downsbrough Community Room
  • Presented by the Penn State Thespians
No registration necessary

May 13 2017

2:00pm to 3:15pm

Kids: Come to an hour of hands-on STEM learning with a botanist!

This STEM Pillars program will focus on plants and pollinators and is for parents and children ages 6-10 working together. Please register in advance.

  • Limit: 15
  • Where: Children's Activity Room
  • Created by Penn State College of Education researchers

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  • Any library cardholder in good standing may access the Internet from the Libraries.
  • Parents or guardians are responsible for the information and materials accessed by minors under the age of 18 at this computer.
  • Adult Internet users are responsible for the information they choose to view.
  • The Libraries have installed filtering software on the library computers to comply with the federal Children's Internet Protection Act, which requires libraries to deactivate the filtering software if a library patron or parent/guardian requests it. This Internet policy remains in effect whether the filtering software is active or not.

Acceptable Use

  • Please be polite, considerate to other patrons, and use appropriate language while using the Internet. Users shall comply with all applicable Internet protocols.
  • Remember that the library computers are a part of total library service. You are expected to behave according to approved library rules of conduct.

Unacceptable Use

  • Viewing, transmitting or downloading pornographic materials: "Displaying or causing to display any explicit sexual material (as defined in 18 PA C.S. 5903)...on any...viewing screen in such manner that the display is visible...in any establishment where minors, as part of the general public, may be exposed to view all or any part of such materials". (Penna. Criminal Code­Sect.5903.) This is a felony offense.
  • Uses that violate the law or encourage others to violate the law: transmitting offensive or harassing messages; offering for sale or use any illegal substance; downloading or transmitting confidential, trade secret information, or copyrighted materials. Even if materials are not marked with the copyright symbol, users should assume that all materials are protected unless there is explicit permission on the materials to use them.
  • Uses that cause harm to others or damage to their property: engaging in defamation (harming another's reputation by lies); impersonating another user; vandalism, including any attempt to harm or destroy data, software or hardware.
  • Uses that compromise the safety and security of minors when using e­mail, chat rooms and other forms of direct electronic communications. For minors under the age of 18: giving others private information about one's self or others, including credit card numbers and social security numbers or arranging a face­to­face meeting with someone one has "met" on the computer network or Internet without a parent's permission; disclosing user names and passwords.
  • Uses that jeopardize the security of the computer network: unauthorized use of personal software programs on the library's computers; altering the library's computer settings or hardware, or damages Library property.

Usage Agreement

  • As with more traditional resources, the Libraries do not act in place of a parent and will not be responsible for enforcing parental restrictions on minors that are beyond the scope of this policy.
  • A person’s use of this network leaves electronic information in the public domain. Internet communications are not private, nor are they confidential.
  • The Libraries will not be held responsible for:
    • Any charges incurred by users of the Internet.
    • The content or accuracy of information found on the Internet. Use of any information obtained via the Internet is at your own risk.
    • Any confidential or financial information patrons may send over the network
    • Unauthorized security breaches. By connecting to the network, users acknowledge all associated risks.
    • Physical damage to personal devices plugged in to Library infrastructure (power, network, etc.).
  • The Libraries reserve the right to implement and enforce usage procedures as necessary including posting of rules and regulations, and to withdraw access privileges or impose other appropriate sanctions for those who do not comply with the protocols, rules, regulations or service provider agreement.

When using a personal device to connect to the Library network

  • Printing is not supported from personal devices, but is available through the Library public computers. Personal documents can be transferred via either a compatible storage medium or the Internet/email.
  • No staff support will be given to configure your personal device to use our network.
  • The Libraries encourage all users to adhere to good computer and network security practices, including but not limited to:
    • using a personal firewall and regularly updated antivirus software.
    • applying all security related patches to personal software.

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Approved by the Board of the Centre County Federation of Public Libraries, December 3, 2009 

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Enrich young children’s reading experiences with TumbleBookLibrary, a treasury of picture books transformed into delightful video tales.


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Wondering if your child has outgrown TumbleBooks? No way! Simply shift to TumbleBookCloud Junior to find chapter books, nonfiction, and graphic novels, with optional audio narration.​


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Is your middle or high schooler totally bored by their teachers’ reading assignments? Help them discover the classics in a whole new way with TumbleBookCloud

 


AudioBookCloud imageIf you’re a big fan of eAudiobooks and spontaneity in your listening, AudioBookCloud is just the ticket. Choose the title you want and start listening right away!

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Find articles from Consumer Reports, The New Yorker, and many other magazines and journals.

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Space to Spread Out

Looking for a quiet place to study during finals week?

We know finals week is rough and finding a spot to study can be even rougher. So when the other venues are full, head to the Downsbrough Community Room on the first floor past the Gallery.  We are dedicating this space for you to use, complete with extra seating and outlets to keep your laptops running.

  • Where: Community Room (1st floor)
  • When:  Sunday, April 30 (1pm-5pm)
    • Monday, May 1 (9am-8pm)
    • Tuesday, May 2 (9am-8pm)
    • Wednesday, May 3 (9am-8pm)
    • Thursday, May 4 (12pm-8pm)

 

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ILLs are free for you to borrow and enjoy until the due date. However, if you do not pick it up or no longer want it when it arrives, a $3 no pickup fee does apply.

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ILLs are free for you to borrow and enjoy until the due date. However, if you do not pick it up or no longer want it when it arrives, a $3 no pickup fee does apply.

12:00am to 11:45pm
No registration necessary
2:30pm to 4:00pm

Make a joyful noise!

Global Connections partners with Schlow to bring this musical event to the library. The Sing-a-long is open to anyone who wants to make a joyful noise.

Come to sing about world peace and show your love for the world and each other. Participants will be singing along with recordings of popular peace and freedom songs. Come and bring a friend!

  • Where: Downsbrough Community Room

More information can be found at Global Voices Unite.

Questions? Contact Jennifer Miller (jbmiller1205@gmail.com)

No registration necessary
2:30pm

Recommended for kids in elementary school!

Curious about yoga? Join Kathleen of Wellness in Motion for an afternoon that will challenge your body and mind. 

  • Where: Downsbrough Community Room
  • Recommended for kids in elementary school
  • Yoga mats not required, but feel free to bring one along!
No registration necessary
5:30pm to 7:30pm

Supplies are provided and knitters of all skill levels are welcome!

Like to knit? Join the Schlow Knitting Club to spend time with others who enjoy this creative past time. Knitters of all skill level welcome!

  • When: 1st and 3rd Monday of the month
  • Where: Sun Room

For more information, contact the Schlow Reference desk staff at refdesk@schlowlibrary.com or 814.237.6236.

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10:30am

Join us in the Downsbrough Community Room - a place for you to play with your child and talk with other parents.

Sessions limited to 12 families.​

  • Ages: 18 months to 3 years
  • Where: Downsbrough Community Room

Session 1: Tuesdays at 10:30am

  • September 13
  • September 20
  • September 27
  • October 4
  • October 11

You may choose to register for Toddler Learning Centre OR one Tales for Twos storytime each session.

Registration for this class begins on Wednesday, August 31.

Please call 814.237.6236 to register.
6:30pm to 7:30pm

The Circle by David Eggers (The book has changed, we are not reading Furiously Happy)

Join us for a discussion of The Circle by David Eggers

​(Please note the title has changed. We will not be reading Furisouly Happy.)

Mae Holland is hired to work for the Circle, the world's most powerful internet company. The Circle, run out of a sprawling California campus, links users' personal emails, social media, banking, and purchasing with their universal operating system, resulting in one online identity and a new age of civility and transparency. What begins as the captivating story of one woman's ambition and idealism soon becomes a heart-racing novel of suspense, raising questions about memory, history, privacy, democracy, and the limits of human knowledge. 

The Fall 2016 Penn State Reads Selection. 

  • Where: The Sun Room
No registration necessary
2:00pm to 3:00pm

The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie

Join us for a discussion of The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie by Alan Bradley 

Eleven-year-old Flavia de Luce, an aspiring chemist with a passion for poison, must exonerate her father of murder. Armed with more than enough knowledge to tie two distant deaths together and examine new suspects, she begins a search that will lead her all the way to the King of England himself.

*This is a title change. We will not be reading A Man Called Ove this month. ​

  • Where: The Sun Room

 

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Repeats every week every Wednesday 5 times except Wed Mar 29 2017.
10:30am

Join us in the Downsbrough Community Room - a place for you to play with your child and talk with other parents.

  • Ages: 2 to 7 years
  • Where: Downsbrough Community Room
     
  • Wednesdays at 10:30am
    • March 15
    • March 22
    • April 5
    • April 12
    • April 19

      *We will skip March 29 due to an author visit. 
      *Please note: You may choose to register for Toddler Learning Centre OR one Tales for Twos storytime each session.

 

Please call 814.237.6236 to join the waitlist.
10:00am

A program of music-learning for kids.

Sing, move, and play simple instruments with a certified Kindermusik teacher.

  • Recommended for infants to age 4.
  • Limit: 12 children per session.
  • Where: Downsbrough Community Room
  • Registration required - please register online. 

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1:00pm to 4:00pm

Celebrate Under a Painted Sky with us at this all-ages event.

Join Centre County Library & Historical Museum and the Bellefonte Art Museum for a Centre County Reads kick-off event to celebrate Stacey Lee’s Under a Painted Sky. Beginning at 1:30pm and continued every half hour, enjoy cowboy stories and poetry performances at the Bellefonte Art Museum. While you’re there, enjoy food of the place and period: trail snacks and “hard tack” shortbread, as well as many other treats.

Also at the Bellefonte Art Museum, take a tour of the Underground Railroad exhibit, help us piece together our large puzzle and join in on a continuous poker game just for fun! Use our dress-up trunk full of hats, chaps, cowboy vests and sheriff badges to create a period effect

Meander over to Centre County Library’s Historical Museum to learn about your Chinese Zodiac sign and warm up with tea and fortune cookies. At 2:30pm, Miss Laura will host a Chinese Zodiac themed storytime for children. At 3pm, join us for a ukulele jam session and learn some cowboy songs! First come, first served for ukes on hand, or bring your own if you have one!

  • Where: Centre County Library & Historical Museum,
               203 North Allegheny Street Bellefonte                   
             
               The Bellefonte Art Museum,
               133 Allegheny Street, Bellefonte​
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Thanks for your interest in helping Schlow!

Volunteers are the wonder workers of the Library, and provide many thousands of hours of essential assistance every year.

  • Pick up a volunteer application at the Circulation Desk or print it from the attached file.
  • Drop off your completed application at the Circulation Desk or mail it to:
    Schlow Centre Region Library
    ATTN: Diane Schmidt
    211 S. Allen St.
    State College, PA 16801
  • As soon as it is reviewed, we will contact you about any current volunteer opportunities that match your availability.
  • Volunteers needing Community Service hours should inquire before submitting an application.

Note:  Volunteers must be at least 13 years of age. Applicants under 18 must also submit the attached Parent/Guardian Consent Form. Applicants 18 and over must submit the required background checks. 

For further questions, contact us at 814.237.6236 or use the “Contact Us” form.

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Clubs at Schlow

Do you like to discuss books? Share knitting tips? Draw comics? Schlow offers a variety of clubs where you can meet people who share your interests.  

  • Drop-in Knitting Group: 1st and 3rd Monday, 5:30 to 7:30pm
  • Mother/Daughter Book Club: one Tuesday per month
  • Afternoon Book Club: 4th Wednesday, 2:00 to 3:00pm
  • Evening Book Club: 3rd Tuesday, 6:30 to 7:30pm
  • Senior Center Book Club: 3rd Wednesday, 12:15 to 1:15pm
  • ​Games Group: One Saturday a month (check calendar), 10am to 4pm
  • Comics Club for Teens: Thursdays, 3:30 to 5:00pm
  • Drop-in Embroidery Group: 2nd and 4th Thursday, 5:30 to 7:30pm
  • Go Club: Saturdays, 1:30 to 5:00pm
  • Chess Club: Saturdays, 2:00pm to 4:00pm

For details check out the calendar.

To start a new club, contact refdesk@schlowlibrary.org or 814.237.6236.

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The Schlow Library Foundation (formerly known as the Friends of Schlow Library) provides crucial advocacy, financial, and volunteer support for Library activities. The Foundation is working to ensure that the Library services you cherish will continue without interruption through fundraising projects and outreach programs.

Donations to the Schlow Library Foundation are tax-deductible and make an immediate impact in your community. All donations made to the Foundation go directly to support the Library.

Would you like to help the Foundation improve Schlow’s capacity to serve your community? Schlow’s Manager of Philanthropy, Molly Hetrick, always enjoys meeting new people interested in helping Schlow! You can email Molly, or call her at 814.237.6236 ext. 216.

Schlow Library Foundation Board

  • Molly Barron
  • Cindy Campbell
  • Nancy L. Eaton
  • Margaret Higgins
  • Alfred Jones, Jr.
  • Joanne Juhl
  • Richard Kalin
  • Janet Kretchmar
  • Judy Lang
  • Virginia McAdoo
  • Thomas Minichiello
  • Heather Ricker-Gilbert
  • Thomas Schrack
  • Nancy Weinreb
  • Roger Williams
  • Marilyn Byers, Trustee Representative
  • Cathi Alloway, Library Director
  • Molly Hetrick, Manager of Philanthropy

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Making reading digital magazines easier!

Here at Schlow we value our readers and want to ensure that our digital magazines meet your interests and are easy to use. In the past few years, we have received feedback that Zinio has not met these expectations. As a possible replacement, we began testing Flipster in 2015. Your praise, and the praise from libraries across the United States, clearly favored Flipter’s simplicity. Consequently, we are pleased to announce that Schlow will transition all digital magazines to this platform by October 1, 2016.  

With Flipster you will find most of the magazines you’ve loved and many new titles. These include PeopleWired, and O: The Oprah Magazine. Not all Zinio titles are available on Flipster, however. While we say goodbye to subscriptions like National Geographic and The Family Handyman, these subscriptions are still available in print.

To find Flipster, sign into the library’s website and choose “eBooks & More.” 

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Posted 9/21/2016

5:30pm to 6:30pm

This seminar covers the basic concepts of Assault Prevention catered to today's modern world.  Taught by Ryan "Guard Dog" Gruhn, Central PA Mixed Martial Arts Head Instructor and active Reality Based MMA fighter, you'll learn what you need to know to stay safe on campus, downtown, while in large groups or one-on-one encounters.  No experience necessary.

  • Where: 1700 South Atherton Street, State College, PA 16803

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9:00am to 6:00pm
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10:00am to 4:00pm

Drop in to play a variety of games with the Tabletop and Role-Playing Gamers of Central PA. All ages and skill levels welcome.

Join us for open gaming at Schlow! We provide a range of tabletop games and you provide the players. We are teaming up with the Tabletop and Role-Playing Gamers of Central PA to bring you a bigger and better gaming event! Members of this group have been meeting here on Saturdays and are excited to see new people and share the games they bring from their own collections.

Everyone is welcome!

  • Where: Downsbrough Community Room
  • When: One Saturday a month, dates available on our web and printed calendars

Available games provided by Schlow include:

Bohnanza
Carcassonne
Chess
Checkers
Compounded
Dixit
Dominion
For the Crown
Forbidden Island
The Good, The Bad, and the Munchkin
Oz Fluxx
Pandemic
Revolution!
Scrabble
Shadow Hunters
Standard Playing Cards
Ticket to Ride
Ultimate Werewolf

           ....And many more!

No registration necessary
2:00pm

Magical Adventures for Talented Heroines and Heroes

Discover a magical land where everyone speaks a universal language. Listen to a story, learn a special language skill, engage in a creative hands-on activity, and discover an exciting new place to explore!

  • Where: Begins in Schlow's Downsbrough Community Room; ends at Discovery Space.
  • Grades 1-5. Registration required. Limited to 20 children.
  • Participants will be given a special pass to Discovery Space.
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Sponsored by AAUW State College Branch.

Topics:

7/19: Science of Music & Sound

7/26:  Chemistry of Color

8/2: Digging into Digestion

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5:30pm to 7:30pm

Supplies are provided and all skill levels are welcome!

Calling all stitchers! Bring your projects, share your skills, get some tips and make new friends. Everyone is invited to Schlow's Drop-In Embroidery Club. Novices are welcome!

  • When: 2nd and 4th Thursdays of the month
  • Where: Sun Room

For more information, contact the Schlow Reference desk staff at refdesk@schlowlibrary.com or 814.237.6236.

 

No registration necessary
2:00pm to 4:00pm

Kids: Celebrate Latin culture with arts and crafts, music, special snacks, face painting, and more!

  • Where: Downsbrough Community Room
No registration necessary
12:00pm to 4:00pm

A Maker Week Event

Come in to make a 3D scan of your head using an XBOX Kinect! Visit the UPS Store to print it for 50% off!

  • ​Where: Schlow Library Teen Area

 

No registration necessary
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Repeats every month on January, February, March, April on the third Saturday 4 times.
2:00pm to 4:00pm

Kids: Take on a new building challenge!

Design your creation and pose for a picture to be displayed in the Children's Department!

  • Recommended for grades 1 to 6.
  • Where: Children's Activity Room

 

No registration necessary
10:30am to 11:30am

Introducing Schlow's Public 3D Printers

Schlow Library is excited to introduce our new 3D printers! We will begin offering access to these printers so that you can print your own designs or projects you find online. We'll help you get familiar with online resources and share how you can have what you imagine made real -- right here at your library. 

  • Where: The Musser Room

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10:00am to 4:00pm

Drop in to play a variety of games with the Tabletop and Role-Playing Gamers of Central PA. All ages and skill levels welcome.

Join us for open gaming at Schlow! We provide a range of tabletop games and you provide the players. We are teaming up with the Tabletop and Role-Playing Gamers of Central PA to bring you a bigger and better gaming event! Members of this group have been meeting here on Saturdays and are excited to see new people and share the games they bring from their own collections.

Everyone is welcome!

  • Where: Downsbrough Community Room
  • When: One Saturday a month, dates available on our web and printed calendars

Available games provided by Schlow include:

Bohnanza
Carcassonne
Chess
Checkers
Compounded
Dixit
Dominion
For the Crown
Forbidden Island
The Good, The Bad, and the Munchkin
Oz Fluxx
Pandemic
Revolution!
Scrabble
Shadow Hunters
Standard Playing Cards
Ticket to Ride
Ultimate Werewolf

           ....And many more!

No registration necessary
12:30pm to 2:00pm

A discussion with poet Laura Mazza-Dixon

Laura Mazza-Dixon will discuss her poetry in a moderated discussion with Mary Rohrer-Dann, a Senior Lecturer in the English Department at Penn State University.   

Bring a bagged lunch and join the discussion.  Book sales and signing to follow.  

  • Who: Poet Laura Mazza-Dixon with Mary Rohrer-Dann, Senior Lecturer in the English Department, Penn State University
  • Where: Downsbrough Community Room
No registration necessary

To prevent unauthorized use of your card if it is lost or stolen, please call 814.237.6236 immediately.

For a replacement card, bring your photo ID and $1 to the Circulation Desk.

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Schlow Centre Region Library presents 3D Printing! This new service is offered to the community to enable students, inventors, creators, and residents from all backgrounds to try their hand at printing in three dimensions. Whether you need a replacement part for an RC car or are new to 3D design using various computer assisted design software, the Library is eager to help your creation become a reality.

Start Your Print Job!

What is 3D printing?  

3D printing is an additive manufacturing process that creates three-dimensional objects from a digital file.   The printer produces each layer of the object from the bottom up until complete.   

Equipment Available: LulzBot TAZ 6, printing with PLA filament

Guidelines:

  • Schlow Library card is required to submit an object for printing

  • Acceptable file format: .STL only

  • Color Choice: Depends on PLA filament availability

  • Designated Library staff will have hands-on access to the 3D printer. Printing priority will be given to Library programs or activities.

  • Same day printing is not available.  

  • 3D printed objects may contain small bumps or rough edges.  These can be cleaned up using fine sandpaper.  Objects are printed from the bottom up.  If a 3D design contains overhangs or suspended parts, support material or rafts may be used.  These additions are easily removed by the patron. The Library is not responsible for removing any supports or rafts.   

  • Users will be notified by email when their print job is completed and must pay for print jobs before object will be given.  

  • Objects which are not picked up within 10 business days will be recycled or become property of the Library.

  • There is a $2.00 service charge per print job.

  • Refunds will not be given if an object has not printed correctly due to design errors.  Users may not request a new print in place of the original due to dissatisfaction with color, scale, quality, design, or other conditions pre-selected by the user.  Users will not be charged in cases of mechanical issues or other factors due to printer error.​

Disclaimer

Supervision of the use of the 3D printer by library staff does not constitute knowledge, or acknowledgement, of any potential final use of the 3D product, and the Library specifically disclaims any knowledge thereof.   

The Library’s 3D printers may only be used for lawful purposes.  Users will certify that printed objects are not:

  • Prohibited by local, state, or federal law.

  • Deemed unsafe, dangerous, harmful, or poses an immediate threat to others

  • Considered obscene or inappropriate for Library environment

  • In violation of intellectual property rights, copyright, or trademarked.

**The library reserves the right to deny any 3D print request**

 

3D Printing Help and Services are available at  

The Make Space
141 S. Fraser St.
State College, PA 16801
Ph: 814.689.3103
Email: contact@themakespace.com

The UPS Store #5642
19 Colonnade Way, Suite 117
State College, PA 16803
Ph: 814-238-8001
Email: store5642@theupsstore.com

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At the library

  • Homeschool Display
    • Group study unit resources
    • Subject of the month materials
    • Resource binders
      • Homeschool Resources
      • Local Resources
      • Monthly Activities

Online

  • Monthly newsletter
  • Subject of the month resource list

Are you a homeschool parent in need of materials and activities that will spark your young learners' minds?

We're here to help!

We offer a variety of permanent and rotating materials - from the educational to the recreational - that will keep your children engaged year-round.

Stop by the department to peruse our Homeschool Display, or check out our online materials below!

 

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Posted 2/6/2014

Comics to Cozies

The BookFest PA 2017 Author Tent is now full! Any interested authors can still apply. However, you will be applying to a wait list in case of a cancelation. 

Since its founding in 2009, BookFest PA has grown into an important community event that celebrates the art of the book. 

In 2015 event organizers wanted to experiment with harnessing the power and excitement of a particular fan base and celebrate the often-overlooked comic book. For the last two years we have enjoyed a wonderful miniature comic book convention. 

While we love comics and feel a uniting theme is important to our event, State College now has Nittany Con so we know comics are getting the attention they deserve.  We also  want to include more local authors and invite back some popular local talent. For these reasons we are expanding our experiment to try a different theme-- genre fiction books. We know our community is full of diehard genre fiction fans! We invite you to celebrate mystery, romance, science fiction, fantasy, comics, graphic novels, children's fiction, and more. 

If you are a local author of these genres please apply using the attached application.  We hope everyone will help us spread the word about the changing theme and reach the genre fiction lovers in our community! Just like the last two years we will be accepting applications from PA and the surrounding Northeastern states. 

We look forward to celebrating everything from comics to cozies with you on July 15, 2017!

 

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Posted 2/18/2017

5:00pm to 7:30pm

A One-man-performance by Tony Lentz, for ages 12+

Be a part of this wonderful family tradition!  Dr. Tony Lentz, retired PSU professor and master storyteller, will present his one-man-show for the 39th year. His captivating performance of this classic story pleases crowds every time. Don't miss it! This performance includes an intermission and light refreshments.  

  • Where: Downsbrough Community Room
  • Who: Appropriate for ages 12 and up
No registration necessary
7:00pm to 9:00pm

Celebrate our building's 10th anniversary with us!

Schlow's building at 211 S. Allen Street is ten years old! In partnership with Town&Gown magazine, we are celebrating with an exciting author visit and reception.

Featuring nationally known sportswriters, Harvey Araton (NY Times), Nancy Armour (USA Today), Filip Bondy (NY Daily News), David Pencek (Town&Gown), and Michael Weinreb (Rolling Stone), Schlow celebration party will include hors d'oeuvres from Harrison's, Otto's beer, and wine.

Tickets for the event cost $50 and can be purchased online at schlowlibrary.org/celebration or in person at our Patron Services desk.

  • When: Friday, October 2, 7:00-9:00pm
  • Where: Schlow Library
     
No registration necessary
12:00pm

Today's Free Movie at The State Theatre: Air Bud

Air Bud

A young boy and a talented stray dog with an amazing basketball playing ability become instant friends. Unfortunately, when Buddy’s mean former owner, Norm Snively, comes along with a scheme to cash in on the pup’s celebrity, it looks like they are going to be separated.

(PG, 98 minutes, 1997)

Where: The State Theatre

​Parking: We have limited parking at Schlow, so please use one of the public parking areas while attending the movie. For ideas on where to park, please use the handy map attached to this page! 

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2:30pm

Due to heavy thunderstorms in the forecast, the party has been RESCHEDULED for 2:30pm in our Downsbrough Community Room!

 

Groove to the music of Two of a Kind! Hooray for Summer Reading! Every child registered for the 3-12 reading program who attends will go home with a free book of their choosing.

  • No invitation or registration required.
  • Where: Downsbrough Community Room, 1st Floor

 

No registration necessary
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Repeats every week every Monday 4 times.
10:30am

Singing, dancing, fingerplays, and stories. A fun time for you and your toddler.

  • Ages: 18 to 36 months
  • Where: Children's Activity Room

Session 1: Mondays at 10:30am 

  • September 12 
  • September 19
  • September 26
  • October 3

Registration for this class begins on Monday, August 29.

Please call 814.237.6236 to join the waitlist.
11:00am

Kids: Join us for an exciting play by the Penn State Thespians!

Our favorite redheaded French girl, Madeline, finds herself in some wacky situations and learns a thing or two about manners along the way!

  • Shows:
    • Saturday, December 3 at 11am and 2:30pm
    • Sunday, December 4 at 2:30pm
  • Where: Downsbrough Community Room
No registration necessary
10:30am to 11:30am

Tablet and eReader Buying Guide

Are you considering a tablet or eReader as a gift or for yourself? We're here to help you decide between the most popular models. We'll show you which devices do what you need and are within your budget.

  • Where: The Musser Room

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11:00am

Singing, dancing, fingerplays, and stories. A fun time for you and your toddler.

  • Ages: 24 months to 36 months
  • Where: Children's Activity Room
     
  • Wednesdays at 11am
    • January 25
    • February 1
    • February 8
    • February 15
Please call 814.237.6236 to register.
9:00am

Register your children for TLC - ages 18 months to 3 years.

Click here for dates, times, and program description. 

Please call 814.237.6236 to register.
2:30pm

Kids: Follow Jack and Annie into their tree house and go on a magical adventure into the past!

  • Where: Downsbrough Community Room
  • Presented by the Penn State Thespians
No registration necessary

May 20 2017

2:00pm to 3:15pm

Kids: Come to an hour of hands-on STEM learning with an astronomer!

This STEM Pillars program will focus on astronomy and is for parents and children ages 6-10 working together. Please register in advance.

  • Limit: 15
  • Where: Children's Activity Room
  • Created by Penn State College of Education researchers

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Event Space Philosophy, Policy, Information & Procedures

Approved by the Schlow Centre Region Library Board of Trustees,

December 21, 2005; amended January 9, 2008; November 9, 2011; August 8, 2012 and November 9, 2016

Philosophy

The Schlow Centre Region Library Board of Trustees envisions the Library as our community’s best and most sought after gathering place where all are welcome to pursue their interests, learn new skills, express their creativity, interact with other members of the community, and enhance their quality of life. To further this vision, the Library Director and Trustees are pleased to offer the Library’s event spaces for use by the community.

Policy

Library event spaces are available for community events and activities of a cultural, educational and civic nature that are free of charge and open to the general public. The spaces are not available for commercial, fund-raising, or private events. Event spaces are reserved according to the following priorities: the Library, the Schlow Library Foundation, Centre Area Transportation Authority (CATA), all other community groups.

Information and Procedures

Facilities

The following spaces are available for use by the public:

SPACE

CAPACITY

FURNISHINGS

AVAILABLE TIMES

Downsbrough Community Room (A & B)

100

(A & B—50 each)

Folding tables, stacking chairs, kitchen, audiovisual equipment

During normal Library hours

Conference Room

10

Chairs, conference table, screen

Weekdays: 5pm-closing time; Weekends: during normal Library hours

Corner of Beaver & Allen

Variable

None

Any time

The Library’s audiovisual equipment may be used by groups using the Downsbrough Community Room for a cost of $10 per event. An appointed operator must schedule a training session with Library staff prior to the event (see AV Equipment policy). Use of the equipment is subject to established Library rules. The Library has free wi-fi capability.

Parking is available in the Library’s adjacent lot and underground garage, but spaces are limited. Visitors should be prepared to use nearby parking (lots, garages, street) when the Library’s lot is full.

Outdoor Spaces

Anyone wishing to use Library property outside the building at the corner of Beaver and Allen (see highlighted area on attached diagram) for speaking and/or distributing petitions, surveys, or other information not of a commercial and/or fund-raising nature may do so after an application is approved by Library staff. Outdoor activities and equipment including but not limited to tables and signs must not block or hinder access to any parking, sidewalks, entrances, and exits, and must not harass or intimidate others, and are subject to all other conditions of this policy including no use of drugs, alcohol, or tobacco.

Distribution of food and/or beverages in the Library's outdoor space requires State College Borough Health & Neighborhood Services approval. For more details, go to http://www.statecollegepa.us/index.aspx?NID=430 or Room 221 in the Borough Building or call (814) 234-7191. Approved Borough forms must be submitted with completed Event Space Applications.

Due to pedestrian safety concerns, groups using the Library outdoor space will not be provided access to the Library's electrical outlets. In order to ensure the normal Library operations are not disturbed, no amplification equipment may be used in the outdoor space during regular Library hours as listed in the following section (Reservations).

Reservations

Applications for use of Library event spaces are available at all public service desks. The three-section application must be filled out completely and returned to the Office Manager prior to the scheduled event. Valid credit card information is required on the application in the event of cleaning or equipment replacement being necessary. Indoor events may be scheduled only during the Library’s normal operating hours:

  • Monday through Wednesday  9am – 8pm
  • Thursday  12pm – 8pm
  • Friday  9am – 6pm
  • Saturday  9am – 5pm
  • Sunday  1pm – 5pm (September to May)

Indoor events must conclude before closing so that all attendees are out of the building by closing time.

Events may be scheduled in three annual periods: January 1 to May 31, June 1 to August 31, and September 1 to December 31 starting one month prior to the first day of the period. The Library will typically contact groups within 10 working days to confirm or deny the request. Reservations are taken on a first come, first served basis. New applications must be completed for each period to ensure information is current.

Groups may schedule use of event spaces up to a maximum of twice a month. It is the responsibility of the group to notify the Library as soon as possible of an event cancelation.

The Library reserves the right to change a group event time or place if necessary for the Library’s operations, or to revoke event space privileges at any time.

Adults 18 years and older are required to make event space reservations and be present for events in their entirety.

Charges

Groups using event spaces are encouraged to make $25 donations per use. Donations may be made at any time. Checks should be made out to Schlow Centre Region Library and can be mailed to the attention of the Office Manager at 211 S. Allen Street, State College, PA 16801. As noted elsewhere, charges may apply for audiovisual equipment use or for cleaning.

Indemnification

Individuals or groups wishing to use Library Event Spaces, grounds or parking will indemnify and hold harmless the Library from any and all claims, causes of action, costs, expenses or losses including reasonable counsel fees which might arise out of the use of Library spaces for the event or gathering with the exception of liability which arises from the negligence of the Library itself.   

Using the Spaces

Use of Schlow event spaces, both indoor and out, in no way constitutes an endorsement by the Library of the group or of its activities.

Event information may be posted or made public by the Library within the building and online. These listings are solely informational and in no way constitute an endorsement by the Library of the group or of its activities.

Groups may advertise their events on the public bulletin board on the second floor by submitting their sign for approval to the Reference Desk.

Event coordinators must check in and check out at the Circulation Desk for events held in a first floor space, and at the Reference Desk for events held in a second floor space. Attendance numbers must be reported during the check-out process.

Groups congregating before or after an event must respect Library rules and patrons.

Groups must arrange and return furnishings to the storage closet themselves. The Community Room kitchen may be used to prepare simple refreshments with the groups’ own supplies, but must be completely cleaned after use. Groups will be charged for cleaning and/or replacement costs if the premises are not restored to their original condition. 

No animals, with the exception of official assistance animals, are permitted in the Library without the approval of the Library Director.

No alcohol, tobacco or drug use is permitted in the Library. No open flames of any kind are permitted in the Library.

Facilities may not be used in any way that materially interferes with the orderly operation of the Library or poses a threat to the safety of Library personnel, property or patrons.

Appeals

Decisions made regarding the event spaces may be appealed first to the Library Director, and then to the Library Board of Trustees.

The provisions of the foregoing policy and procedures may be waived either by the Library Director or the Library Board of Trustees on a case-by-case basis.

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A New Creative Space at Your Library

Join the #librarymade revolution. Stop by our new creative space anytime. We provide supplies! Explore, discover, make!

Some Supplies include:

  • Yarn
  • Embroidery Floss
  • Washi and Duct Tape
  • Origami Paper
  • Sketch Paper, pencils, pens and markers
  • Glue, tape, Scissors
  • Intriguing odds and ends
  • Where: The Sun Room
  • When: Anytime the Library is open and the Sun Room is not reserved

P.S.
If you share your creations with us at the Reference Desk we can share them on Twitter as part of #librarymade. 

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12:00am to 11:45pm
No registration necessary
2:00pm to 4:00pm

Death Note, Vol. 1

Read Graphic Novels

Comic fanatic? Want to see your creations go from concept to creation? Join Joel and Maria as they discuss this winter's graphic novel choice, Death Note, Vol. 1, Boredom by Tsugumi Ohba, and walk us through more comic creation fun!

  • Where: Conference Room
  • When: February 6, 2pm-4:00pm

Register online or in person. Pick up your book next time you're at the Reference Desk.

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Repeats every month on July, August on the first Saturday until Sat Aug 06 2016.
2:00pm to 4:00pm

Let's party! Join us for family block-building activities. Recommended for children in preschool and kindergarten.

  • Where: Children's Activity Room
No registration necessary
5:30pm to 7:30pm

Supplies are provided and knitters of all skill levels are welcome!

Like to knit? Join the Schlow Knitting Club to spend time with others who enjoy this creative past time. Knitters of all skill level welcome!

  • When: 1st and 3rd Monday of the month
  • Where: Sun Room

For more information, contact the Schlow Reference desk staff at refdesk@schlowlibrary.com or 814.237.6236.

No registration necessary
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Repeats every week every Wednesday 4 times.
9:15am

Join us in the Downsbrough Community Room - a place for you to play with your child and talk with other parents.

Sessions limited to 12 families.​

  • Ages: 18 months to 3 years
  • Where: Downsbrough Community Room

Session 2: Wednesdays at 9:15am

  • October 19
  • October 26
  • November 2
  • November 9

Please note: Session 2 will only meet 4 times. 

You may choose to register for Toddler Learning Centre OR one Tales for Twos storytime each session.

Please call 814.237.6236 to register.
3:45pm to 4:45pm

We're reading Jane Eyre for November

Join us for a discussion of Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë. 

The title character and the author of this classic work, published in 1847, have both inspired many readers and writers. Despite her "plainness" Jane captures the heart of her enigmatic employer, Edward Rochester, but soon discovers he has a secret that could jeopardize any hope of happiness between them. More than a romance novel, but no less exciting, Jane Eyre is a favorite among young literature fans. 

  • Where: Schlow Library Sun Room
  • When: Second Wednesday of each month. 

​A Note for Readers and Families

Our books will be chosen based on reading level, interesting themes, recommendations from librarians and educators, and the group's preferences. We ask all readers and their families to be sure the content is appropriate for them before reading. 

No registration necessary
2:00pm to 3:00pm

Under A Painted Sky by Stacey Lee

Join us for a discussion of Under A Painted Sky by Stacey Lee, Centre County reads 2017 Selection

All Samantha wanted was to move back to New York and pursue her music, which was difficult enough being a Chinese girl in Missouri, 1849. Then her fate takes a turn for the worse after a tragic accident leaves her with nothing and she breaks the law in self-defense. With help from Annamae, a runaway slave she met at the scene of her crime, the two flee town for the unknown frontier. But life on the Oregon Trail is unsafe for two girls. Disguised as Sammy and Andy, two boys heading for the California gold rush, each search for a link to their past and struggle to avoid any unwanted attention. Until they merge paths with a band of cowboys turned allies. But the law is closing in on them and new setbacks come each day, and the girls will quickly learn there are not many places one can hide on the open trail.  

  • Where: The Sun Room
No registration necessary
9:00am to 11:30am

Curious about your child's developmental progress?

Evaluations are administered by certified therapists from local early intervention agencies. 

  • Ages: Newborn to 5 years
  • Where: Children's Activity Room
  • No registration necessary, but children will be evaluated on a first come, first served basis.

Skills will be evaluated in five major areas:

  • motor (crawling, rolling, walking, hand-eye coordination)
  • social (attention span, interactions, play)
  • cognitive (thinking, reasoning)
  • language (speech, understanding, pronunciation of words)
  • adaptive (eating, dressing, toileting)
No registration necessary
5:30pm to 7:30pm

Supplies are provided. Teen and adults of all skill levels are welcome!

Calling all stitchers! Bring your projects, share your skills, get some tips and make new friends. Everyone is invited to Schlow's Drop-In Embroidery Club. Novices are welcome!

  • When: 2nd and 4th Thursdays of the month
  • Where: Sun Room

For more information, contact the Schlow Reference desk staff at refdesk@schlowlibrary.com or 814.237.6236.

 

No registration necessary
7:00pm

The Centre County Reads 2017 Author Visit

Joins us for the culmination of the annual one book, one community read. Stacey Lee will visit the Centre Region to discuss her novel and her work with We Need Diverse Books

BOOK SIGNING TO FOLLOW.

Stacey H. Lee is a fourth generation Chinese-American whose people came to California during the heydays of the cowboys. She believes she still has a bit of cowboy dust in her soul. A native of southern California, she graduated from UCLA then got her law degree at UC Davis King Hall. After practicing law in the Silicon Valley for several years, she finally took up the pen because she wanted the perks of being able to nap during the day, and it was easier than moving to Spain. She plays classical piano, raises children, and writes YA fiction

  • Where: Nittany Lion Inn, Ballroom C
No registration necessary

Read anywhere, anytime.

Download from our ever-growing collection of eBooks and eAudiobooksGetting started is easy!

  • Follow the steps outlined in the attached brochure
  • Join us for a Gadget Class
  • Make a One-on-One appointment
  • Contact us at 814.237.6236 or refdesk@schlowlibrary.org.

You can also check out the help videos on the Overdrive Help Page.

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The Schlow Library Adult Department offers proctoring services.

Contact us at least 7 days in advance.

Notify us of any special requirements for your test - online or paper, special software, special browser, etc. - at the time of your booking.

$25.00 fee per 2-hour exam, plus any related postage or faxing costs. Each additional hour will be an additional $15. Cash, check, Visa, and MasterCard accepted.

Proctoring times: 5:30pm - 7:30pm on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday; weekdays and weekends by special arrangement.

 

Note: The Outreach Testing Center at Penn State will "proctor students from any university taking a proctored exam."

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Help yourself to 5 songs or music videos a week.

Hello from Schlow Library and the Schlow Library Foundation!

It's been a wonderful year so far at Schlow Library - thank you for being with us!

So far this year...

  • You enjoyed over 400,000 print books.
  • You read over 50,000 eBooks.
  • You visited the website 789,000 times.
  • You downloaded the Schlow Library app over 600 times.

You showed us that libraries are just as important as ever in the community and told us what you need from Schlow in the future!

Please consider making a tax deductible contribution to Schlow through our online form. Or, if you prefer, you can print one out to mail to us.

With you, many things are possible.

Posted 10/10/2016

2:30pm

Colorful lights that explode in the sky, loud noises that echo in your ears…but where do they come from? Uncover the mystery of fireworks!

  • Where: Downsbrough Community Room
  • Special drawing for exclusive VIP seating tickets to 4th Fest!! 
No registration necessary
9:00am to 6:00pm
No registration necessary
6:00pm to 7:30pm

The Nittany Valley Writers’ Network is a sharing, supportive, inspiring community linking local writers of all genres and levels of experience: expert and novice. . .published and hopeful. All writers are welcome!

NVWN also serves as a connecting point for local critique groups.

Please contact Mark T. Shirey  at mts@uplink.net for more information.

May Meeting: 

Discussion on Publishing
 
An open discussion about publishing and self-publishing featuring J.L. Delozier.  Come share your experience and questions.
 
  • Where: Schlow Library's Downsbrough Community Room

 

 

No registration necessary
1:30pm

Magical Adventures for Talented Heroines and Heroes

Discover a magical land where everyone speaks a universal language. Listen to a story, learn a special language skill, engage in a creative hands-on activity, and discover an exciting new place to explore!

  • Where: Begins in Schlow's Downsbrough Community Room; ends at Discovery Space.
  • Grades 1-5. Registration required. Limited to 20 children.
  • Participants will be given a special pass to Discovery Space.
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Sponsored by AAUW State College Branch.

Topics:

7/19: Science of Music & Sound

7/26: Chemistry of Color

8/2: Digging into Digestion

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5:30pm to 7:30pm

Supplies are provided and all skill levels are welcome!

Calling all stitchers! Bring your projects, share your skills, get some tips and make new friends. Everyone is invited to Schlow's Drop-In Embroidery Club. Novices are welcome!

  • When: 2nd and 4th Thursdays of the month
  • Where: Sun Room

For more information, contact the Schlow Reference desk staff at refdesk@schlowlibrary.com or 814.237.6236.

 

No registration necessary
10:00am

A program of music-learning for kids.

Sing, move, and play simple instruments with a certified Kindermusik teacher.

  • Recommended for infants to age 4.
  • Limit: 12 children per session.
  • Registration required - please register online. 

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12:00pm to 3:00pm

Design a set of bookends for your personal bookshelf with yarn, ribbon, beads and more!

  • Where: Children's Department
No registration necessary
2:00pm to 4:00pm

Kids: Make silly putty and scientist headbands, and experiment with gummy worms with the SPSEA!

  • Where: Children's Department
No registration necessary
2:00pm to 4:00pm

Kids: Celebrate winter with button snowflakes, snowy owls, penguins, and snowmen with PSU's NSSLHA.

  • Where: Children's Department
No registration necessary
10:00am to 4:00pm

Drop in to play a variety of games with the Tabletop and Role-Playing Gamers of Central PA. All ages and skill levels welcome.

Join us for open gaming at Schlow! We provide a range of tabletop games and you provide the players. We are teaming up with the Tabletop and Role-Playing Gamers of Central PA to bring you a bigger and better gaming event! Members of this group have been meeting here on Saturdays and are excited to see new people and share the games they bring from their own collections.

Everyone is welcome!

  • Where: Downsbrough Community Room
  • When: One Saturday a month, dates available on our web and printed calendars

Available games provided by Schlow include:

Bohnanza
Carcassonne
Chess
Checkers
Compounded
Dixit
Dominion
For the Crown
Forbidden Island
The Good, The Bad, and the Munchkin
Oz Fluxx
Pandemic
Revolution!
Scrabble
Shadow Hunters
Standard Playing Cards
Ticket to Ride
Ultimate Werewolf

           ....And many more!

No registration necessary
6:30pm to 7:30pm

Special Event at Juniper Village

The Nittany Valley Writers’ Network is a sharing, supportive, inspiring community linking local writers of all genres and levels of experience: expert and novice...published and hopeful. All writers are welcome!

NVWN also serves as a connecting point for local critique groups. Please contact Mark T. Shirey  at mts@uplink.net for more information.

April Event

The PA Center for the Book is hosting its inaugural "Poems from Life" event. Free food and a reading. Poets were tasked with getting to know a resident and then writing a poem to celebrate a unique part of his/her life to share with the community.

  • Where: Juniper Village, Willows dining room, 1950 Cliffside Dr, State College.
  • When: 6:30pm to 7:30pm 

 

 

No registration necessary

Book Return Slots at Schlow:

  • In the brick wall along the ramp coming from the parking lot
  • In the wall to the far right end of the entrance vestibule
  • In the Circulation Desk 

Drive-up Return at Schlow:

Drop library materials off from your car at the large stainless steel Book Return box behind Schlow, accessible via Highland Alley (past Mad Mex) from Pugh St. or via A Alley from Foster Ave.
 

Remote Book Returns:

Find information about our six convenient off-site return boxes here - Remote Book Drops.

Note:  Return all Discovery Space Passes and items that do not fit in the Return Slots, such as puzzles and book group kits, to staff at the Circulation Desk.

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Photo of the donorsCommunity support helps keep your Library doors open and a wide range of programs and activities available. Your gifts of time, money, and materials help ensure a sustainable future for this community Library and are especially important during these challenging financial times for public libraries. Gifts of all sizes are deeply appreciated. How can you help?

Give Money

Your generous gifts are always appreciated and allow us to continue to offer the services you love.

Give Your Time

Have fun while helping your community! Become a member of the Schlow team by volunteering at your Library.

Corporate Giving

Generous businesses throughout the Centre Region have shown they value a strong, vibrant Library in their community. Might your business have a role to play in sustaining this valuable resource? Absolutely!

Give Materials

We welcome gently-used materials in excellent condition for addition to our collections, to be sold in a used book sale benefiting the Library, or donation to other non-profit organizations. Media should have no skips or scratches.

  • Books – published within the past 5 years
  • Magazines – published within the last year
  • Audiobooks on CD – published within the past 3 years
  • DVDs – issued within the past year
  • Music CDs – no limit
  • Textbooks – published within the past 3 years
  • Video games – no limit, any player device
  • Special collections will be judged on a case-by-case basis

All donated items become the property of Schlow Centre Region Library.

Due to our limited space, please take donations of more than two boxes to the AAUW book drop at 176 Technology Drive in the Boalsburg Technology Park (NEW location to start in July--call 814-235-6884 for date when they'll begin accepting donations again). Schlow benefits from their annual book sale.

 

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Welcome to Schlow's new website!

Big news! In order to make our services available to as many of our visitors as possible, we have been busy updating both our website and our parking system.

Schlow’s New Website

Explore Schlow’s new 24/7 ‘digital’ branch at our original web address - schlowlibrary.org - while we continue to add new features. The new site has a fresh, crisp look, and is ready to go for desktop, tablet, or smartphone.

Use the new site to find what you are seeking or to manage your library account. A fan of eBooks, eAudiobooks, or free songs from Freegal? Find them at the Beyond Books tab along with other popular online services.

One highlight to come - you will soon be able to download eBooks and eAudiobooks directly from schlowlibrary.org and manage them from your new 'My Account' library dashboard.

So please discover away - you’ll be zooming around all the resources of schlowlibrary.org in no time. Have a question or comment? Your feedback is incredibly important to us - we’d love to know what you think.

 


 

Posted 3/17/2014

Some Rules of Thumb from School Library Journal
See the full article for more details

  • Check About and About me pages 
  • Interrogate urls
  • Suspect the sensational
  • Go back to the source
  • Go back to the story again (and again)
  • Think outside the reliability box
  • Triangulate
  • What exactly are you reading?
  • Check your own search attitude and biases
  • Use a little energy
  • Stop before you forward (or use)
  • Be suspicious of pictures 

A Guide to Evaluating News and Information

As information professionals, librarians are especially interested in how our society consumes news and information. Librarians around the country are putting together resources to help patrons and citizens figure out how to make important evaluations about news, information, and media.

Download the PDF from The University of Illinois for some evaluation guides. See below for a list of websites that you might find useful.  Confused by a story? Unsure if you can trust it?  We're here to help. 

Most importantly don’t forget to read freely and critically. Schlow offers a variety of print and online resources

 

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Posted 2/23/2017

7:00pm

An Evening with Jess Walter

This year's Centre County Reads book is Beautiful Ruins. Author Jess Walter will answer interview and audience questions, as well as sign books. Winners of the CALS Beautiful Ruins writing contest will be announced.

  • Where: HUB-Robeson Center, Penn State Campus
No registration necessary
5:30pm to 7:30pm

Supplies are provided and knitters of all skill levels are welcome!

Like to knit? Join the Schlow Knitting Club to spend time with others who enjoy this creative past time. Knitters of all skill level welcome!

  • When: 1st and 3rd Monday of the month
  • Where: Sun Room

For more information, contact the Schlow Reference desk staff at refdesk@schlowlibrary.org or 814.237.6236.

No registration necessary
12:00pm

Today's Free Movie at The State Theatre: Big Hero 6

Big Hero 6

The special bond that develops between plus-sized inflatable robot Baymax, and prodigy Hiro Hamada, who team up with a group of friends to form a band of high-tech heroes.

(PG, 102 minutes, 2014)

Where: The State Theatre

​Parking: We have limited parking at Schlow, so please use one of the public parking areas while attending the movie. For ideas on where to park, please use the handy map attached to this page! 

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10:00am to 4:00pm

Drop in to play a variety of games with the Tabletop and Role-Playing Gamers of Central PA. All ages and skill levels welcome.

Join us for open gaming at Schlow! We provide a range of tabletop games and you provide the players. We are teaming up with the Tabletop and Role-Playing Gamers of Central PA to bring you a bigger and better gaming event! Members of this group have been meeting here on Saturdays and are excited to see new people and share the games they bring from their own collections.

Everyone is welcome!

  • Where: Downsbrough Community Room
  • When: One Saturday a month, dates available on our web and printed calendars

Available games provided by Schlow include:

Bohnanza
Carcassonne
Chess
Checkers
Compounded
Dixit
Dominion
For the Crown
Forbidden Island
The Good, The Bad, and the Munchkin
Oz Fluxx
Pandemic
Revolution!
Scrabble
Shadow Hunters
Standard Playing Cards
Ticket to Ride
Ultimate Werewolf

           ....And many more!

No registration necessary
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Repeats every week every Wednesday 4 times.
10:30am

Singing, dancing, fingerplays, and stories. A fun time for you and your toddler.

  • Ages: 18 to 36 months
  • Where: Children's Activity Room

Session 1: Wednesdays at 10:30am 

  • September 14
  • September 21
  • September 28
  • October 5

Registration for this class begins on Monday, August 29.

Please call 814.237.6236 to join the waitlist.
2:30pm

Kids: Join us for an exciting play by the Penn State Thespians!

Our favorite redheaded French girl, Madeline, finds herself in some wacky situations and learns a thing or two about manners along the way!

  • Where: Downsbrough Community Room
No registration necessary
6:00pm to 7:00pm

September event cancelled. We hope to see you in October and November!

Schlow Library is excited to host The Penn State Ecology Grad Student Organization's Science Café for the entire fall semester! 

The Science Café initiative began in 2014 to engage the broader community in discussions on ecological topics and to provide graduate students with an opportunity to broaden outreach and communication skills. This event is free and open to the public. If you have any questions, please contact psu.sciencecafe@gmail.com

  • Where: Schlow Library Community Room

 

No registration necessary
Join us next time on:
Repeats every week every Monday 4 times.
11:00am

Singing, dancing, fingerplays, and stories. A fun time for you and your toddler.

  • Ages: 24 months to 36 months
  • Where: Children's Activity Room
     
  • Mondays at 11am
    • March 13
    • March 20
    • March 27
    • April 3
Please call 814.237.6236 to register.
5:30pm to 7:30pm

Supplies are provided. Teen and adult knitters of all skill levels are welcome!

Like to knit? Join the Schlow Knitting Club to spend time with others who enjoy this creative past time. Knitters of all skill level welcome!

  • When: 1st and 3rd Monday of the month
  • Where: Sun Room

For more information, contact the Schlow Reference desk staff at refdesk@schlowlibrary.org or 814.237.6236.

No registration necessary
2:30pm

Kids: Follow Jack and Annie into their tree house and go on a magical adventure into the past!

  • Where: Downsbrough Community Room
  • Presented by the Penn State Thespians
No registration necessary

May 7 2017

2:30pm

Kids: Experience the wonder and magic of the most memorable and enchanting fairy tale of all time as PASCP presents Cinderella!

Relive the rags-to-riches tale of a young girl who, after much adversity, finds her prince and follows her dreams to her happily ever after. With choreography set to Prokofiev’s moving score, endearing characters and stunning costumes, PASCP’s Cinderella offers a bit of magic for everyone!

  • Where: Downsbrough Community Room
No registration necessary
Visit Tumblebooks

TumbleBooks brings stories to life for readers of all ages. Cuddle up with the kids to watch storybooks transform into delightful video tales, then settle in with a captivating eBook or eAudiobook for yourself. No check-outs necessary - what you see is what you get!

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Discover your next great read.

Your Virtual Reading Log

So many books, so little time!

We all have long lists of books we plan to read or books that we have read. We keep them in journals, on GoodReads, and on other social media. Now, you can easily track the books you have read from Schlow by adding them to your list. Follow these simple steps to add a title.

From your account:

  • Go to your "checked out" list (login required).
  • Below the cover of each book is a link: "+ Add to List"
  • Click it and your book is saved for future reference.

Want to access or customize your lists?

From your account:

  • Go to "Lists"
  • On the lower left side of the screen find "My Lists"
  • Click "Create a List"

Need help? Call 814.237.6236 

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12:00am to 11:45pm
No registration necessary
6:00pm to 7:30pm

The Nittany Valley Writers’ Network is a sharing, supportive, inspiring community linking local writers of all genres and levels of experience: expert and novice. . .published and hopeful. All writers are welcome!

NVWN also serves as a connecting point for local critique groups.

Please contact Mark T. Shirey  at mts@uplink.net for more information.

March: NVWN Sharing – Celebrate Spring Break by bringing a short example of your writing and/or sharing your 2016 goals and/or come support other local writers.

  • Where: Schlow Library's Downsbrough Community Room

 

 

No registration necessary
11:00am to 2:00pm

Kids: Celebrate Independence Day with your own "fireworks" display!

  • Where: Children's Department
No registration necessary
5:30pm to 7:30pm

Supplies are provided and knitters of all skill levels are welcome!

Like to knit? Join the Schlow Knitting Club to spend time with others who enjoy this creative past time. Knitters of all skill level welcome!

  • When: 1st and 3rd Monday of the month
  • Where: Sun Room

For more information, contact the Schlow Reference desk staff at refdesk@schlowlibrary.com or 814.237.6236.

No registration necessary
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Repeats every week every Wednesday 4 times.
10:30am

Join us in the Downsbrough Community Room - a place for you to play with your child and talk with other parents.

Sessions limited to 12 families.​

  • Ages: 18 months to 3 years
  • Where: Downsbrough Community Room

Session 2: Wednesdays at 10:30am

  • October 19
  • October 26
  • November 2
  • November 9

Please note: Session 2 will only meet 4 times. 

You may choose to register for Toddler Learning Centre OR one Tales for Twos storytime each session.

Please call 814.237.6236 to register.
3:00pm to 5:00pm

Enrich your relationship with books!

For more information, please email motherdaughterbookschlow@gmail.com. 

No registration necessary

April 26 2017

2:00pm to 3:00pm

Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates

Join us for a discussion of Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates

In a profound work that pivots from the biggest questions about American history and ideals to the most intimate concerns of a father for his son, Ta-Nehisi Coates offers a powerful new framework for understanding our nation’s history and current crisis. Americans have built an empire on the idea of “race,” a falsehood that damages us all but falls most heavily on the bodies of black women and men—bodies exploited through slavery and segregation, and, today, threatened, locked up, and murdered out of all proportion. What is it like to inhabit a black body and find a way to live within it? And how can we all honestly reckon with this fraught history and free ourselves from its burden?

  • Where: The Sun Room
No registration necessary
9:00am to 11:30am

Curious about your child's developmental progress?

Evaluations are administered by certified therapists from local early intervention agencies. 

  • Ages: Newborn to 5 years
  • Where: Children's Activity Room
  • No registration necessary, but children will be evaluated on a first come, first served basis.

Skills will be evaluated in five major areas:

  • motor (crawling, rolling, walking, hand-eye coordination)
  • social (attention span, interactions, play)
  • cognitive (thinking, reasoning)
  • language (speech, understanding, pronunciation of words)
  • adaptive (eating, dressing, toileting)
No registration necessary
11:00am

A program of music-learning for kids.

Sing, move, and play simple instruments with a certified Kindermusik teacher.

  • Recommended for infants to age 4.
  • Limit: 12 children per session.
  • Where: Downsbrough Community Room
  • Registration required - please register online. 

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6:00pm to 7:00pm

Chemical Contaminants in our Environment

Schlow Library is excited to host Science Café for the entire Spring semester! 

February's topic is Chemical Contaminants in our Environment with Alison Franklin (Soil Science) & Michael Shreve (Envir. Engineering

Alison is studying the occurrence of antibiotics, antibiotic resistant bacteria and toxicological effects in impacted soil and water systems. Michael works on the use of fungi as biocatalysts for the removal of trace organic contaminants from wastewater.

The Science Café initiative began in 2014 to engage the broader community in discussions on ecological topics and to provide graduate students with an opportunity to broaden outreach and communication skills. This event is free and open to the public. If you have any questions, please contact psu.sciencecafe@gmail.com

  • Where: Schlow Library Community Room

 

No registration necessary

Online Library Card Account Creation: All Centre County residents, permanent and temporary, are eligible (13 years of age or older). 

  • Click on the Log In button to the right of the Search Bar and click the Sign Up Now button. 
  • Enter your information in all fields.
  • Check the boxes to confirm that you are a resident of Centre County and 13 years of age or older.
  • A temporary library card number will be issued to you so that you can immediately access online resources via schlowlibrary.org. The temporary number will expire in 30 days.
  • Choose to have your permanent library card mailed to you in 7-10 business days or to pick it up in-person at Schlow Centre Region Library.
    • In-person pickup: Present a photo I.D. to pick up your card. Youth may be accompanied by a parent/guardian who presents photo I.D. 
    • Mail option: You can check out materials at Schlow Centre Region Library once your account information has been confirmed by showing photo I.D. at the Main Service Desk. 

In-person Library Card Account Creation: All Pennsylvania residents, permanent and temporary, are eligible.

  • Create a new account in person at Schlow Centre Region Library's Main Service Desk.
  • Children under the age of 12 may get a library card when accompanied by a parent/guardian who signs the application and presents a photo I.D.  
  • Children age 12 and over who do not have their own Photo I.D. may get a library card if accompanied by a parent/guardian who presents I.D. 

Need help? Call the Main Service Desk at 814.235.7815. 

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Read online with OverDrive

Recent Update to OverDrive: Please select "Schlow Centre Region Library" from the dropdown menu before logging in to browse or retrieve holds. 

Read or listen to downloadable books! Find bestsellers to business, mystery to history, romance to politics and much more at OverDrive.

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Overdrive

We are happy to announce the release of our new OverDrive website.

Overdrive allows library patrons free access to a wide range of eBooks, audiobooks, and streaming video. If you are not already using OverDrive, you should check out this great way to find your next great read.

The new OverDrive website features a simplified browsing experience with a clear labeling system for available or checked-out items and personal 'bookshelf' where users can quickly see their current loans. 

The multilingual setting at the top left of the page allows patrons to browse in the language they are most comfortable. 

Other great new features include: syncing across all devices when you sign-in with OverDrive, suggested items based on your recent loans, eReading rooms that provide a safe browsing environment for kids and a shortcut button to what's available now.

Many elements on the new OverDrive site have changed, so don't hesitate to stop at the Adult Services desk to ask questions. Or download a brochure to get started!

Posted 11/2/2016

2:30pm

with author Lindsay Barrett George

Science is all around us. Animals are all around us. Be a nature detective and learn about the animals that live in and around State College…and make a book about your favorites! 

  • Where: Downsbrough Community Room
  • Lindsay Barrett George will have her books for sale after the program
No registration necessary
9:00am to 6:00pm
No registration necessary
11:00am to 2:00pm

Celebrate the start of Summer Reading with costume characters, balloon animals, and a magician!

 Meet Elsa, Olaf, Spiderman, Clifford, Elmo, and Winnie the Pooh! 

  • 12pm-1pm: Get a balloon animal from the clowns of Happy Valley Alley.
     
  • 1:30pm: Enjoy an exciting magic show by Ran'D Shine!
     
  • Location: Children's Department and the Downsbrough Community Room

Sponsored by the Schlow Foundation

No registration necessary
2:00pm

Magical Adventures for Talented Heroines and Heroes

Discover a magical land where everyone speaks a universal language. Listen to a story, learn a special language skill, engage in a creative hands-on activity, and discover an exciting new place to explore!

  • Where: Begins in Schlow's Downsbrough Community Room; ends at Discovery Space.
  • Grades 1-5. Registration required. Limited to 20 children.
  • Participants will be given a special pass to Discovery Space.
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Sponsored by AAUW State College Branch.

Topics:

7/19: Science of Music & Sound

7/26: Chemistry of Color

8/2: Digging into Digestion

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5:30pm to 7:30pm

Supplies are provided and all skill levels are welcome!

Calling all stitchers! Bring your projects, share your skills, get some tips and make new friends. Everyone is invited to Schlow's Drop-In Embroidery Club. Novices are welcome!

  • When: 2nd and 4th Thursdays of the month
  • Where: Sun Room

For more information, contact the Schlow Reference desk staff at refdesk@schlowlibrary.com or 814.237.6236.

 

No registration necessary
11:00am

A program of music-learning for kids.

Sing, move, and play simple instruments with a certified Kindermusik teacher.

  • Recommended for infants to age 4.
  • Limit: 12 children per session.
  • Registration required - please register online. 

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2:00pm to 4:00pm

Build a Robot Dog or Star Wars Walker with our Legos Simple Machines sets and then design your own!

  • Limit: 8
  • Recommended for kids entering grades 4, 5, and 6 only 
     
  • Where: Downsbrough Community Room

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Repeats every week every Monday 4 times.
9:30am

Sweet stories, songs, and lapsit rhymes - a playtime just for baby and grown-up.

  • Ages: Newborn to 14 months
  • Where: Children's Activity Room
     
  • Mondays at 9:30am
    • January 23
    • January 30
    • February 6
    • February 13
Please call 814.237.6236 to register.
3:00pm to 5:00pm

Enrich your relationship with books!

For more information, please email motherdaughterbookschlow@gmail.com. 

No registration necessary
10:00am to 4:00pm

Drop in to play a variety of games with the Tabletop and Role-Playing Gamers of Central PA. All ages and skill levels welcome.

Join us for open gaming at Schlow! We provide a range of tabletop games and you provide the players. We are teaming up with the Tabletop and Role-Playing Gamers of Central PA to bring you a bigger and better gaming event! Members of this group have been meeting here on Saturdays and are excited to see new people and share the games they bring from their own collections.

Everyone is welcome!

  • Where: Downsbrough Community Room
  • When: One Saturday a month, dates available on our web and printed calendars

Available games provided by Schlow include:

Bohnanza
Carcassonne
Chess
Checkers
Compounded
Dixit
Dominion
For the Crown
Forbidden Island
The Good, The Bad, and the Munchkin
Oz Fluxx
Pandemic
Revolution!
Scrabble
Shadow Hunters
Standard Playing Cards
Ticket to Ride
Ultimate Werewolf

           ....And many more!

No registration necessary

May 9 2017

6:00pm to 7:30pm

The May Agenda is an Open Reading

The Nittany Valley Writers’ Network is a sharing, supportive, inspiring community linking local writers of all genres and levels of experience: expert and novice. . .published and hopeful. All writers are welcome!

NVWN also serves as a connecting point for local critique groups.

Please contact Mark T. Shirey  at mts@uplink.net for more information.

May Agenda
Open Reading - Bring short samples of your writing (5-10 minutes), any genre, prose or poetry, and/or come hear other people's work.

  • Where: Schlow Library's Downsbrough Community Room

 

 

No registration necessary

Centre County is full of wonderful artists - we are proud to show off their work in our beautiful Betsy Rodgers Allen Gallery!

The Gallery Committee solicits submissions from artists, reviews their applications, and oversees operations. Art is interpreted broadly to include paintings, sculpture, crafts, etc. The Committee meets periodically throughout the year to select exhibitors.

To apply, download the attached application or pick one up at the Circulation Desk.

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Schlow Library Remote Book Returns are located at 7 convenient spots throughout the Centre Region.

All are outside and available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, except for the Book Returns at Nittany Mall and the Weis Store, which are accessible during their respective open hours.

All Schlow Library items, as well as those from Centre County Library, its branches and Bookmobile, may be returned to the Remote Book Returns.

Items that do not fit in the Book Return openings must be returned directly to Schlow, any Centre County Library or the Bookmobile.

 


View Schlow Library Remote Book Returns in a larger map

  • Behind Schlow
    Behind the Library, near the Schlow parking lot exit
    Access from Pugh or Foster Streets
  • Brother’s Pizza in Stormstown
    1450 Halfmoon Valley Road
    Stormstown, PA
    Outside & Available 24/7
  • Giant on N. Atherton
    255 Northland Center
    Under the covered walkway next to the south entrance
    Outside & Available 24/7
  • Nittany Mall
    Inside Entrance A --- NEW Location Starting March 4!!!
    Available during Mall hours
  • Uni-Mart at Carson’s Corner
    At the crossroads of Routes 322 & 550
    Outside & Available 24/7
  • Weis on S. Atherton
    110 Rolling Ridge Drive
    Inside & Available during Weis hours
  • Clearfield Bank & Trust 
    Pine Grove Mills Office
    511 Pine Grove Road

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Music to your ears

If you love music – pop, country, jazz, classic rock, you name it - here's a great way to add to your collection - for free!

Schlow offers free MP3 music file downloads through Freegal Music, an online database that provides access to songs from the Sony Music Entertainment catalog. Over 500,000 songs, including current hits from the cast of Glee, rock classics such as Bruce Springsteen's "Born to Run”, and jazz standards like Dave Brubeck's "Take Five" are available. New music is added daily, and there are thousands of artists, tens of thousands of albums, and over 100 genres of music represented.

All Schlow Centre Region Library cardholders are eligible for five free MP3 downloads per week. A card number and PIN are all that are necessary to access and download songs. Compatible with PCs, Macs, iPods, iPads, and other MP3-compatible devices, the music files do not expire.

Start here to download your first quintet of free songs.

Posted 6/10/2014

Embroidered Flower by EGA Member

by The Nittany Valley Chapter of the Embroiderers Guild of America

What is more traditional or beautiful than fine needlework? This art form takes time, dedication, and patience to produce amazingly intricate designs. Look closely and you will find that no two are exactly alike, no matter if the pattern is the same. Schlow is pleased to present various works on linen and cotton by the members of the Nittany Valley Chapter of the Embroiderers Guild of America (EGA). The exhibition will hang from March 1st to 31st in the Betsy Rodgers Allen Gallery.

The guild is actively seeking new members, both experienced and inexperienced stitchers. This is a perfect opportunity to learn not only the fine art of cross-stitch, but embroidery as well.

Interested in fiber arts? Find their next meeting on Facebook or find the Schlow Stitchers in the Library from 5:30-7:30pm, on the second and fourth Thursday of the month.

Like the Library, the exhibition is free and open to the public.

 

Posted 3/8/2017

7:30pm to 10:00pm

Concert is free, $5 suggested donation for traveling artists.

Sam Moss

“Eerie and beautiful songwriting, ghostly banjo and guitar, Appalachian roots, and deeply softly enchantingly beautiful vocals.”- Devon Leger, No Depression

Sam Moss is a Boston based songwriter and string player. His work rambles through various offshoots of Americana, from original and interpreted folk songs, to pastoral and occasionally jagged instrumental guitar. In addition to eight solo albums, Moss has released two albums with the old-time group, The Howling Kettles, and compiled Imaginational Anthem Volume Five for Tompkins Square Records.

Kyle Fosburgh

"The sound of Kyle's guitar is clear, crystalline, you can hear the waves of the ocean or the slow flowing of a river in his progressions. With his guitar he evokes nature and its infinite meanings. A quiet sound that lets us meditate in this noisy and frantic world. There's something ancient and meaningful as our memory in his music, and a 'voice' that only his chords can word. He's establishing a new community of artists that has a lot to say, without words and a lot of poetry". — Sudden Art Magazine (Traditional & Original Guitar)

Kyle is a gifted, passionate young musician with a large repertoire of original composition & versatile genre development. He has acquired advanced guitar skill, vocal ability and old-soul persona uncommon for his 24 years. His refined yet seemingly effortless performances delight, inspire and connect with audiences of all ages and backgrounds. From folk-ballads to gospel tunes to pre-war blues to "guitar-painting", Kyle serves up a tasteful variety of high artistic standard.

Christoph Bruhn

Christoph Bruhn has been quietly creating his own brand of music in the Twin Ports for the past four years. Until only recently, he could have been labeled purely an electric guitarist, but has transitioned to the world of fingerpicking the dreadnought and transitioned well.

His songwriting takes on elements from all over the world with the ragtime feel of “Das Kelylied”, the medieval-Persia flavor of “Arabian Writing on Plaster Walls”, and the structure-defying “Fanfare.”

No registration necessary
5:30pm to 7:30pm

Supplies are provided and knitters of all skill levels are welcome!

Like to knit? Join the Schlow Knitting Club to spend time with others who enjoy this creative past time. Knitters of all skill level welcome!

  • When: 1st and 3rd Monday of the month
  • Where: Sun Room

For more information, contact the Schlow Reference desk staff at refdesk@schlowlibrary.com or 814.237.6236

No registration necessary
2:30pm

This event has been cancelled.

We are terribly sad to share with you that Dennie Huber has passed. Over the years, Dennie entertained hundreds and hundreds of children at our library and countless more throughout the state, and he will be sorely missed by everyone who had the joy of meeting him. Our thoughts are with his family and friends.

In his honor, there will be no program on Thursday afternoon. Instead, we invite you to visit the Children’s Department to share your favorite Dennie story with us and do as Dennie always did – create something beautiful and fun.

No registration necessary
10:00am to 4:00pm

Drop in to play a variety of games with the Tabletop and Role-Playing Gamers of Central PA. All ages and skill levels welcome.

Join us for open gaming at Schlow! We provide a range of tabletop games and you provide the players. We are teaming up with the Tabletop and Role-Playing Gamers of Central PA to bring you a bigger and better gaming event! Members of this group have been meeting here on Saturdays and are excited to see new people and share the games they bring from their own collections.

Everyone is welcome!

  • Where: Downsbrough Community Room
  • When: One Saturday a month, dates available on our web and printed calendars

Available games provided by Schlow include:

Bohnanza
Carcassonne
Chess
Checkers
Compounded
Dixit
Dominion
For the Crown
Forbidden Island
The Good, The Bad, and the Munchkin
Oz Fluxx
Pandemic
Revolution!
Scrabble
Shadow Hunters
Standard Playing Cards
Ticket to Ride
Ultimate Werewolf

           ....And many more!

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Repeats every week every Monday 4 times.
10:30am

Singing, dancing, fingerplays, and stories. A fun time for you and your toddler.

  • Ages: 18 to 36 months
  • Where: Children's Activity Room

Session 2: Mondays at 10:30am 

  • October 17
  • October 24
  • October 31
  • November 7
Please call 814.237.6236 to join the waitlist.
2:30pm

Kids: Join us for an exciting play by the Penn State Thespians!

Our favorite redheaded French girl, Madeline, finds herself in some wacky situations and learns a thing or two about manners along the way!

  • Where: Downsbrough Community Room
No registration necessary
12:30pm to 1:30pm

A Conversation with Firoozeh Dumas

Announcing the next installment of our new series for the lunch crowd! Bring a bagged lunch and join the discussion. Book sales and signing to follow courtesy of Barnes and Noble.

  • Who: Funny in Farsi's Firoozeh Dumas                                      Funny in Farsi book jacket

"Remarkable . . . told with wry humor shorn of sentimentality . . . In the end, what sticks with the reader is an exuberant immigrant embrace of America.”—San Francisco Chronicle

  • Where: Downsbrough Community Room

 

Funding for this visit provided by: Penn State Outreach and Online Education Diversity Council, Penn State Office of Global Programs, Penn State Office of Business & Finance, Penn State Iranian Student Association, Penn State Office of Educational Equity, and Schlow Centre Region Public Library

 

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Repeats every week every Tuesday 4 times.
11:00am

Singing, dancing, fingerplays, and stories. A fun time for you and your toddler.

  • Ages: 24 months to 36 months
  • Where: Children's Activity Room
     
  • Tuesdays at 11am
    • March 14
    • March 21
    • March 28
    • April 4
Please call 814.237.6236 to register.
5:30pm to 7:30pm

Supplies are provided. Teen and adult knitters of all skill levels are welcome!

Like to knit? Join the Schlow Knitting Club to spend time with others who enjoy this creative past time. Knitters of all skill level welcome!

  • When: 1st and 3rd Monday of the month
  • Where: Sun Room

For more information, contact the Schlow Reference desk staff at refdesk@schlowlibrary.org or 814.237.6236.

No registration necessary
12:00pm to 3:00pm

Kids: Make a zany alien to brighten up your day!

  • Where: Children's Department
No registration necessary

May 16 2017

6:30pm to 7:30pm

Most Wanted by Lisa Scottoline

Join us for a discussion of Most Wanted by Lisa Scottoline

"When a woman and her husband, desperate for a baby, find themselves unable to conceive, they decide to take further steps. Since it is the husband who is infertile, the heroine decides to use a donor. And all seems to be well. Three months pass and she is happily pregnant. But a shocking revelation occurs when she discovers that a man arrested for a series of brutal murders is her donor - the biological father of the child she is carrying. Delving deeper to uncover the truth, the heroine must face her worst fears, and confront a terrifying truth."-- Provided by publisher.

  • Where: The Sun Room
No registration necessary
Transparent Language

Interested in learning a language or 80? Transparent Language offers lively lessons, videos, blogs, and social connections in one complete experience. Includes ESL. Create an account to keep track of your coursework.

Take the Book Quest to earn even more prizes!

  • Ages 3 to 12

Read a book from each of the 10 genres listed in your Summer Reading Event Calendar and write the title next to the appropriate category.

  • Drop by the Children's Desk to chat with a librarian and receive a prize after reading 2, 4, 6, 8, and 10 genres. Complete all 10 and receive a book to keep! (One BookQuest prize may be redeemed per day.)
     
  • The Book Quest begins June 1, 2016 and must be returned to the Children’s Department by Thursday, August 18, 2016 to receive a prize. 
     
  • Check out our genre booklists for reading suggestions!
     
  • Need additional Book Quest pages? Download the PDF located at the bottom of this page!

Your Summer Reading adventure starts here!

Stop at the Children's Desk to pick up your Summer Reading Events Calendar OR download as a PDF (attached at the bottom of the page) to get started today!

Ready, Set...Read!

  • Ages 3 to 12

Earn a ticket for every day that you read a minimum of 20 minutes. Log on to our website to keep track of each day that you read!

  • Registration begins Monday, May 16, 2016.
  • Start tracking your reading on Wednesday, June 1, 2016.
  • Read 3 weeks (21 days) in a row and receive 25 extra tickets!
  • Check-ins end 30 minutes before the library closes.

Check in at the library to receive your tickets and place them in the prize drawing box of your choice. Prize winners are selected at random, but the more days you read, the more tickets you will have in your chosen box! The first weekly prize drawing will be on Thursday, June 16.

The last day to check in for tickets will be Wednesday, August 17. The final prize drawing will be on Thursday, August 18 

Register Here     Log Your Reading


Read 3,500 pages by July 31 to be invited to one of our Pizza Parties! 

Preschool Pizza Party

  • Thursday, August 4 at 1pm in the Downsbrough Community Room, Schlow Library
  • To attend this pizza party, a child must be between 3 to 5 years of age. Parents should remain at the party; however, pizza will only be provided for the children who earned their spot.
  • Participation goal: 3,500 pages read by July 31.
  • Register for our Summer Reading Program online and keep a record of the number of pages read throughout the summer for each child on our Preschool Pizza Party Book Log. 
  • Download Preschool Pizza Party Book Logs from our website (attached below), or stop by the Library for more!
  • Once the total is over 3,500 pages, return all Log pages to the Children's Desk to receive your Preschool Pizza Party permission slip. 
  • Return permission slips by Wednesday, August 3, 2016

School-Age Pizza Party

  • Thursday, August 11 at 1:30pm or 3pm at Hi-Way Pizza, 1688 North Atherton Street
  • To attend this pizza party, children must be ages 5-12, completed Kindergarten, and be able to sit at the party without a parent. (Due to space constraints, parents may not remain in the party area.)
  • Participation goal: 3,500 pages read by July 31. 
  • The child must keep a record of the number of pages read throughout the summer on our School-Age Pizza Party Book Log and be registered for our Summer Reading Program online. 
  • Download Preschool Pizza Party Book Logs from our website (attached below), or stop by the Library for more!
  • Once the total is over 3,500 pages, return all Log pages to the Children's Desk to receive your School-Age Pizza Party permission slip.
  • Return permission slips by Friday, August 5, 2016.

 

 

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Global Voices Treble Clef

Make a joyful noise!

Global Connections partners with Schlow to bring this musical event to the library. The Sing-a-long is open to anyone who wants to make a joyful noise.

Come to sing about world peace and show your love for the world and each other. Participants will be singing along with recordings of popular peace and freedom songs. Come and bring a friend!

  • When: February 21, 2:30-4pm
  • Where: Downsbrough Community Room


More information can be found at Global Voices Unite.


Questions? Contact Jennifer Miller (jbmiller1205@gmail.com)

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1:00pm to 2:00pm

A conversation with Wounded Lions' Author Ronald Smith

Announcing a new, moderated author series for the lunch crowd! Bring a bagged lunch and join the discussion. Book sales and signings to follow.

  • Who: Wounded Lions author and professor emeritus Ronald Smith with John Affleck Knight Chair in Sports Journalism and Society

"A distinguished Penn State sport historian gives us an intriguing account of his institution's athletics history and daunting journey through a period of national humiliation in well-chosen, research-guided language that holds the reader's interest start to finish."--Joe Crowley, former president, NCAA

  • Where: Downsbrough Community Room
  • When: March 30, 1pm-2pm

 

Coming Soon in May: Suzanne Woods Fisher talks about her Bishop's Family Series

No registration necessary
2:30pm

Kids: Blocks of every shape, size, and skill level are waiting for you to turn them into something epic!

Create your own designs or take on our building challenges!

  • Where: Downsbrough Community Room
No registration necessary
5:30pm to 7:30pm

Supplies are provided and knitters of all skill levels are welcome!

Like to knit? Join the Schlow Knitting Club to spend time with others who enjoy this creative past time. Knitters of all skill level welcome!

  • When: 1st and 3rd Monday of the month
  • Where: Sun Room

For more information, contact the Schlow Reference desk staff at refdesk@schlowlibrary.com or 814.237.6236.

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Repeats every week every Tuesday 4 times.
12:00pm to 1:30pm

For Parents: Raising Emotionally Intelligent Children

Tantrums and meltdowns are tough to prevent and manage! This five-week program helps you to build and practice emotionally-responsive parenting skills. TIK-style parental interaction helps children learn to think about and manage their feelings.

Topics include: Understanding Your Child’s Emotional Experience; Problem-solving and Self-care for Caregivers; Emotion-coaching Your Child’s Anger, and more! Program size is limited for effective discussion and practice. 

  • Where: Downsbrough Community Room

Tuesdays, 12pm-1:30pm

  • September 13
  • September 20
  • September 27
  • October 4
     
  • ​To register, please contact Connie Schulz at ces11@scasd.org or call 814.231.1070 by Wednesday, September 7. 
     
  • Tuning In To Kids registration is for the entire series only. 
  • Childcare is available at no cost by Penn State student volunteers.
Please call 814.231.1070 to register.
3:00pm to 5:00pm

Enrich your relationship with books!

For more information, please email motherdaughterbookschlow@gmail.com. 

No registration necessary
11:00am

Kids: Join us for a family-friendly concert with Mr. Music and his guitar!

  • When: 11am, 1pm, and 3pm
  • Where: Downsbrough Community Room
  • First Night button NOT required.

Join us for one of Mr. Music's fabulous shows, and for drop-in activities in the Children's Department all day!

A little about Mr. Music (also known as Lenny Tepsich):

Guitar in one hand and his audience in the other, Lenny Tepsich greets children and they light up with anticipation.  When he leaves, they never forget having met Mr. Music.   He motivates kids with simple songs sung by children for generations as well as original tunes he writes just for them.  In 1988, his daughter’s kindergarten class nicknamed him Mr. Music (they couldn’t say Mr. Tepsich) and it stuck!

For over 30 years he’s been a featured performer at Hershey Park. He has performed at the Library of Congress, the Smithsonian Institute, Honolulu Academy of the Arts, and festivals, schools, and libraries throughout the United States.

When Lenny is not performing, he enjoys spending time with his wife, children, and grandchildren. He looks forward to singing for the “next generation” and continuing his unending devotion to his love of music and children.

No registration necessary
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Repeats every week every Tuesday 5 times.
12:00pm

Join Connie Schulz, SCASD Family Outreach Specialist, and community resource guides to meet other parents and share ideas.

  • Tuesdays, 12pm-1:30pm
  • ​Registrations may be made for one or more sessions of Parenting Discussions.
  • ​To register, please contact Connie Schulz at ces11@scasd.org or call 814-231-1070
  • Childcare is provided at no cost, but please make reservations one week prior to the date needed, or for the series by Tuesday, January 17.

​Topics include:

  • January 24 - Building Resilient Kids 
    We will discuss what resilience means and how parents can help their children develop this ability. 
     
  • January 31 - Kids, Chores, and Money - CANCELED DUE TO SCASD CLOSURE
    What are the pros and cons of getting children involved in chores? Join us to discuss challenges, techniques, and to debate whether kids should be paid to do chores and effective ways to teach children and teens about money. 
       
  • February 7 - Stress Relief
    When stress becomes distress in families, there are ways to calm and manage it. Join us to explore techniques.
     
  • February 14 - Talking with Kids about Difficult Issues
    There are some topics that may be uncomfortable to talk about in families. Let's look at some ways to deal with sensitive topics. 
     
  • February 21- Dealing with Disrespectful Speech and Whining
    Join us to discuss effective ways to respond to these top two issues that parents report as irritating.  

 

Please call 814.231.1070 to register.
5:30pm to 7:30pm

Supplies are provided. Teen and adults of all skill levels are welcome!

Calling all stitchers! Bring your projects, share your skills, get some tips and make new friends. Everyone is invited to Schlow's Drop-In Embroidery Club. Novices are welcome!

  • When: 2nd and 4th Thursdays of the month
  • Where: Sun Room

For more information, contact the Schlow Reference desk staff at refdesk@schlowlibrary.com or 814.237.6236.

 

No registration necessary
6:00pm to 7:00pm

People and the Environment

Schlow Library is excited to host The Penn State Ecology Grad Student Organization's Science Café for the entire Spring semester! 

 March's topic is People and the Environment with Christopher Hazel (Architecture) & Elly Engle (Rural Sociology)

Christopher will be talking about the history/theory/practice around landscapes and their relation to people/perception people have of the landscape and Elly does research about Central Appalachian community gardens and how people identify with and re-engaged with the land in former natural resource dependent areas.

The Science Café initiative began in 2014 to engage the broader community in discussions on ecological topics and to provide graduate students with an opportunity to broaden outreach and communication skills. This event is free and open to the public. If you have any questions, please contact psu.sciencecafe@gmail.com

  • Where: Schlow Library Community Room

 

No registration necessary

To check the due dates on your borrowed items:

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  • Call the Circulation Desk at 814.237.6236 with your library card number.

Lending periods vary according to the type of item you check out.

3-WEEK ITEMS   

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DVDs (Adult & Children's Departments)
Computer Software
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Lucky Day books (no renewals)
Magazines (except the most current issue)
Music CDs
Book Kits
Toys
Video Games
Videos

3-DAY ITEMS

3-Day DVDs (Adult Department - no renewals)

7-DAY ITEMS

Discovery Space Passes (no renewals)

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COLLECTION DEVELOPMENT POLICY

I.     INTRODUCTION

The Centre County Federation of Public Libraries provides free library service to all persons living in Centre County. Centre County Library & Historical Museum (including its branch library locations and bookmobile) and Schlow Centre Region Library make up the Centre County Federation of Public Libraries. The Library Directors of the two member libraries share co-system administrator duties and responsibilities. 

Schlow Centre Region Library, as the headquarters of the Central Pennsylvania Library District, also operates as a resource library for the district member libraries in Clearfield, Juniata and Mifflin Counties. 

Through cooperation with other area libraries and by participation in the Central Pennsylvania Library District programs, the Centre County Federation of Public Libraries attempts to provide a wide variety of library resources and services to individuals and community groups in Centre County.

The collection development policy is intended to implement the general objectives of the public library: to meet the informational, educational, cultural, and recreational needs of the community with a full range of modern library services and resources.

The policy is to be reexamined on a regular basis by the Federation Board in consultation with the Library Directors. The Library Directors are responsible for implementing this policy.

II.    SELECTION STATEMENT

A.    General Statement

The libraries purchase, within budgetary limitations, the best materials of both permanent and current interest in all subjects. The selection of library resources is a prime activity of the libraries and is based on the needs and requests of the communities that they serve.

B.    Responsibilities

Final responsibility for selection of all library materials rests with the Library Directors, who operate within the framework of policies determined by the Federation Board.

However, the Library Directors will delegate to the librarians involved in selection the authority to interpret the policy in making day-to-day decisions. Librarians at the main Centre County Library facility are responsible for selecting, evaluating and weeding materials for the branches and the bookmobile. Problems will be referred to the Directors for resolution. Suggestions from other staff members and library users are encouraged and seriously considered.

C.    Criteria for Selection

Those librarians selecting books and audiovisual materials draw upon their experience and knowledge of the available resources, the existing collection, and the community (its needs, demands, and other library holdings). The overall value of the material to the collection is the chief criterion for selection.

Factors considered in recommending library materials for purchase are:    

1.  The author’s authority and competence.

2.  Importance of the subject matter to the collection.

3.  Scarcity of material on the subject.

4.  Timeliness or permanence of the item.

5.  Appearance of the title in standard bibliographies or indexes.

6.  Clarity and accuracy of presentation.

7.  Reputation and standing of the publisher.

8.  Budgetary considerations and price.

9.  Suitability of format and price.

10.  Availability of the material in other library collections in the area.

D.    Selection Aids

Printed reviews play an important role in the selection process. Since the libraries can afford only a small proportion of the books and other materials published each year, it is vital that the libraries select those items that best serve the needs of the community.

Some important reviewing sources are: 

Booklist

Publisher’s Weekly

Kirkus Reviews Review

Kliatt

Library Journal

Multicultural Review

New York Times Review

Voice of Youth Advocates

Bulletin of Center for Children’s Books

Horn Book

School Library Journal

Video Librarian

Ingram Ipage Professional

And other professional literature as appropriate

E.   Age of Clientele

1.  Children

The children’s department serves children from birth through the 5th or 6th grade. It maintains a broad juvenile collection, including materials ranging from standard titles to high-interest items.

Special considerations in selecting children’s materials:

a. Series which do not meet the selection criteria are not considered. Each title in a fiction or nonfiction series is evaluated individually.

b. Abridgements will be selected only when the story and concepts are considered suitable for children, but the writing of the original is too involved for the average child. Generally, the libraries do not buy adaptations. Only the best retelling of folk tales will be considered.

2.  Young Adults

A separate collection of hardbound fiction and paperbacks is maintained for young adults (grades 6-12). Nonfiction books especially suited for young adult needs and interests are distinguished by a “Y” in the call number and are shelved with the adult collection.

It is recognized that there is a great range of maturity between children and young adults, and that all materials selected might not be equally suitable in subject and vocabulary for all ages. Final responsibility for children’s and teenagers’ choice of library material rests with their parents or legal guardians.

3.   Adults

Centre County Federation of Public Libraries has developed the adult collections to serve the interests of the general reader. Resources for patrons engaged in serious and extensive researches are available from the academic and special libraries in the area. The libraries also recognize the special needs of some adults for materials such as large print, closed caption videos, audiobooks, adult new reader books, and English as a second language material.

F.         Special Areas/Considerations

1.    Reference material

Although most any item in a library can be used to provide reference service, the libraries maintain a specific collection of print and electronic reference materials. As a general rule only the latest edition of a reference title is kept in the reference area. Older editions are transferred to the circulating collection or withdrawn.

2.    Local History

The Schlow Centre Region Library maintains some local history material covering the Centre Region and Centre County. Included are yearbooks of the State College High School, and Friends of the Library oral history tapes and transcriptions. The collection also contains, on a limited scale, bound and unbound publications and vertical file material about Centre Region and Central Pennsylvania history.

Schlow Centre Region Library does not attempt to collect primary materials (private papers, diaries, manuscripts, and church, society, or company records). Genealogical and in-depth local history requests are referred to the Centre County Library, the Penn State Room of the The Pennsylvania State University Libraries, or the local historical or genealogical societies.   

The purpose of the Centre County Library and Historical Museum Pennsylvania Room collection is to collect and preserve primary and secondary source materials that document the history of Bellefonte and Centre County with an emphasis on genealogy materials, and to make them available to researchers and the general public. In addition, the Centre County Library and Historical Museum will maintain a general collection of Pennsylvania state history materials.

The Pennsylvania Room materials are physically located in the Historical Museum building, but are considered part of the reference collection of Centre County Library, and as such are not a circulating collection.

The history portion of the collection includes county histories and atlases, and state and regional histories chosen on the basis of scholarly reputation and/or permanent value and interest to Pennsylvania Room patrons, such as histories of the towns and townships of Centre County by local authors. Standard works on Pennsylvania-related subjects such as railroads, arts and crafts, folklore, and industries also are in the Pennsylvania Room core collection.

The genealogical portions of the collection are geographically defined, relating primarily to Centre County and the counties that are directly adjacent (Clinton, Clearfield, Huntingdon, and Union), and secondarily to other areas of Pennsylvania. The collection also includes some general reference works on the hobby of genealogy. The Pennsylvania Room collection also includes historic Centre County records, Centre County newspapers on microfilm and some in original paper form; and numerous indexes and card files relating to local history and genealogy.

3.    Local Authors

Materials written or produced by local authors are not automatically added to the collection. Textbooks and research-oriented materials by local residents and faculty members will be added only if they are of general interest. 

4.    Best Sellers

Multiple copies of books likely to be in high demand are ordered in advance of publication, and additional copies are added when the number of reserves per copy exceeds a predetermined ratio. It is important to have sufficient copies available within the county to fill pending reserves in a timely manner since best sellers may not be requested on interlibrary loan. Unneeded copies are withdrawn when the demand declines.

5.     Material for school assignments   

Students’ school-related needs are served with supplementary reading and reference materials, but the libraries do not attempt to undertake the curriculum-support function of the school library. It is expected that each school will meet its own curriculum needs with adequate books and other materials.

The libraries do not supply textbooks used in the schools and colleges of this area. Textbooks are purchased only when they provide the best coverage of a subject, are the best sources of information available, and are of use to the general public.          

6.     Schlow Centre Region Library - Materials to serve district libraries

Materials may be purchased for the clientele of the libraries in the Central Pennsylvania Library District, as well as for the use of patrons in Schlow Centre Region Library’s service area. This could include rotating collections, reference materials, and/or shared electronic resources. Any material in the Schlow Library collection is available to the Central PA population through interlibrary loan. 

G.        Maintenance of collection

1.    Weeding

Weeding is the systematic withdrawal of items which are outdated, no longer needed or damaged. This process is an integral part of collection development and maintenance. In general, the criteria used in selecting new materials also apply to weeding. Materials that fall into the following categories should be withdrawn:

a.    Materials which contain outdated information;

b.    Superseded editions;

c.    Worn or defaced items;

d.    Material that is no longer timely.

e.    Material that no longer circulates.

2.      Duplication and multiple copies

Multiple copies of titles are purchased where there is an expressed need. Duplication is kept to a minimum, but materials must be in sufficient supply to make the libraries dependable sources for the people they serve. Because of over-lapping interests and reading abilities, titles occasionally appear in more than one circulating collection (adult, young adult, or children’s). Such duplication is made at the discretion of the librarians in charge of these collections.

3.       Replacement

Titles for which the last copy has been withdrawn are considered for replacement. The same criteria that apply in original selection apply to replacement with particular attention given to the following:

a.   The continued value of the particular title;

b.   The demand for the specific title based on circulation records;

c.   The extent of adequate coverage of the field in the existing collection;

d.   The availability of newer or better material in the field.

e.   The availability of the title for reordering.

4.         Binding, Rebinding and Mending

Decisions must be made continuously on how to handle worn books -- whether to mend, bind, or withdraw them. Each decision is based on:

a.   The actual condition of the item;

b.   The number of duplicate copies in the collection;

c.   The current validity of its contents;

d.   Availability of the title for reorder; and

e.   The cost of mending or binding versus the cost of replacement.

f.     New paperbacks are sometimes bound to prolong their life.

H.        Special Formats:   Print Material

1. Paperbacks

Paperback editions are added to the collection for reasons of economy and because this format appeals to many readers. General selection policies and criteria apply to the purchase of paper bound materials.

Paperbacks are purchased if:

a.   There is no other edition available.

b.   It is an original title appearing only in this form;

c.   Duplicate copies are needed.

d.   The hardback edition is too expensive.

2.  Large Print Books

Books in large type are purchased for patrons with partial vision. The collection is shelved separately.

3.  Newspapers

Local newspapers, plus a representative selection of major newspapers of national coverage, are purchased for the following purposes:

a.   To provide current news coverage;

b.   To satisfy recreational reading needs;

c.   To provide a unique source of local information.

4.  Periodicals

Periodicals are chosen for the following purposes:

a.   To supplement the book collection as an additional source of information - especially current information;

b.   To satisfy recreational reading needs;

c.   To serve as book selection aids and professional reading for the staff.

Periodicals indexed in EbscoHost are given first priority. All magazines at the main libraries are kept at least two years plus the current year. Back issues for many periodicals are available in full text in EbscoHost.

5.  Vertical file material – Schlow Centre Region Library

Maps and local history, including oral histories, are maintained in vertical files for public use. Information previously presented in pamphlet form is now widely available on the Internet.

I.   Special Formats: Non-print Materials

1.   Sound Recordings

The recorded sound collection consists of compact discs, cassettes and digital downloadable files. Selections include classical, jazz, folk, and popular music. Other important sections are audiobooks and other non-musical recordings, especially children’s stories, language learning, and other instructional recordings.

2.  Electronic Resources

Reference and informational CD-ROMS, software and electronic databases are selected to supplement the collection. In many cases these resources are available to patrons both inside and outside the library. Each decision is based on:

a.   Ease of use and accessibility for patrons

b.   Available space for the print copies

c.   Cost of the resource

d.   Subject matter               

e.   Ability to serve patrons quickly

3.  Educational toys, games and puppets

Toys, games and puppets are chosen to foster developmental skills primarily among preschool children. Eye-hand coordination, color differentiation and self perception are some skills which these materials teach young children. Puppets also encourage verbalization, and creative dramatics, and can be used effectively with picture books. Toys and games which reinforce reading and math skills for school age children are also included.

4.  Multimedia kits

Kits of book-cassette or book-CD combinations are available mostly for preschool and elementary age children. Kits can foster reading skills, expose children to quality literature, and provide an added dimension to the learning experience. Many kits for adults focus on language skills (English, English as a second language, and other languages). Some kits for teachers, youth leaders and parents provide a variety of material on a specific theme. Both fiction and nonfiction subjects are included in this collection.

5.  DVDs and Videocassettes

The library maintains a collection of videocassettes and DVD’s primarily for the home use of adults, youth and/or children, although some titles also have public performance rights. The library acquires these materials to serve recreational and informational purposes. Informational DVDs and videocassettes take advantage of the film’s ability to present ideas and information in ways superior to print (such as cooking, exercise, sports, and nature tapes). Broad popular appeal is the main criterion for selection for this material.  

7.  Microforms

The Centre County Library & Historical Museum maintains a collection of microforms to support the Pennsylvania Room’s research collections. 

The Schlow Centre Region Library does not own microforms. Patrons desiring extensive back files of periodicals or other information on microforms are referred to The Pennsylvania State University Libraries.

8.  Other non-print media

Other non-print media will be purchased if they represent the most suitable, useful and effective format in which to present a subject. While there are special considerations in the selection and use of these non-print materials, the same general philosophy expressed in regard to print materials applies.

9.  Equipment

The libraries have media equipment available for patron use and library programming. Selection of media equipment is based on the following criteria:

a.   Quality of performance

b.   Ease of operation

c.   Durability and design, with emphasis on safety features;

d.   Portability;

e.   Ease of maintenance and repair;

f.    Reputation of manufacturer;

g.   Cost, in comparison with other models.

III. GIFTS

The libraries accept gifts of books and other materials with the understanding that they become the property of the library and are evaluated in the same manner as purchased materials. Materials which are useful to the library collections are retained, and other materials disposed of in whatever manner the libraries deem best--by giving them to other libraries or other institutions, or by selling them. The donor is not notified about the final disposition of the book unless this is specifically requested at the time of donation.

No special shelves or sections will be designated for gift collections. The libraries do not provide evaluation of gifts for tax relief or other purposes.

Funds for the purchase of materials are accepted. The libraries encourage donors to place as few restrictions as possible on the funds in order to permit the flexible use of the donation for the enrichment of the collection. An appropriate book plate is placed in each honor or memorial gift and a list of honored persons is published once a year. There is a separate policy on endowments for library materials. 

IV. INTELLECTUAL FREEDOM AND CONTROVERSIAL MATERIAL

The libraries have a responsibility to serve all segments of the county. Materials useful to some may be objectionable to others.  Selections are based solely on the merits of the work in relation to building the collections and to serving the interests of readers. The libraries attempt to represent all sides of controversial issues. Their function is to provide information, not to advocate specific points of view.

Reading preferences are a purely individual matter; while anyone is free to personally reject books and other materials, this right cannot be exercised to restrict the freedom to others.

Library materials will not be marked or identified to show approval or disapproval of the contents, and no cataloged item will be placed on closed shelves, except for the express purpose of protecting it from injury or theft. Items may be placed on temporary reserve for specific class assignment or projects.

Responsibility for what children and young adults read and view rests with their parents’ and/or legal guardians. Selections will not be inhibited by the possibility that controversial materials may come into the possession of children or young adults.

In its selection of materials, the libraries subscribe to the American Library Association’s Freedom to Read and Freedom to View statements and to the Library Bill of Rights (appended).

V. REQUEST FOR WITHDRAWAL OR ADDITION OF MATERIAL

Any complaint by a patron concerning the presence or absence of any library material is referred to the librarian responsible for that collection who will discuss the matter with the complainant. If the complainant is not satisfied, an appointment should be made with the Library Director to discuss the matter further. 

If a patron wishes, the “Request for Reconsideration of Library Materials” form or “Request for the Addition of Materials” form will be supplied. On receiving the completed form, the librarian will examine the item in question, and reconsider it according to the collection development policy. Based on this re-evaluation, the Library Director will decide whether or not to add or remove the material in question and will write to the complainant giving the reasons for the decision. If still unsatisfied, the complainant may appeal in writing to the Federation Board. Materials subject to complaint will not be removed or acquired pending final action.

VI.   INTERLIBRARY LOAN AND RECIPROCAL BORROWING

The libraries cannot have available in their own collections all materials for all possible needs. Fortunately, in the area there are several libraries that are open to the public including Patee/Paterno Libraries of the Pennsylvania State University. Centre County Federation of Public Libraries cooperates with these and other libraries in Pennsylvania and beyond to ensure broad access to materials for all library patrons.

When items are requested that are unavailable locally, the libraries try to borrow the items for the patron from another library through interlibrary loan. The libraries also send materials to other libraries for the use of their patrons. Interlibrary loan service is available to all library users.

In addition, the public libraries in the Centre County Federation of Public Libraries have a special mandate to share freely their collection, including the best sellers that are normally not sent out on interlibrary loan.

Approved by the Centre County Federation Board of Trustees: 12/03/2009

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Summer Reading for Teens

Summer Reading doesn't end just because you got older. 

1. Register at schlowlibrary.org starting May 16th. Start tracking your reading on June 1st.

2.   Log your reading online! Record every 20 minute period. Every 20 minutes counts as an entry in the weekly drawing. These are digital drawings. There are no tickets. All reading counts!  eBooks, audiobooks, and comics, to name a few.

3.   Don’t stop reading! Reading at least 28 hours over the summer makes you eligible for the grand prize drawing of a Beats Headphones or a giant stuffed animal.  That’s 20 minutes a day. Every 20 minute period logged beyond that is an extra entry. The last day to record your time is August 17th. Log into your account to see your progress status bar.

4.  Want to have more fun and win more prizes? Stop by the display in front of the Reference Desk to pick the community passport and special games. Each completed passport or game you turn in at the  Reference Desk gets you an entry into a special drawing of your choice or another entry in the grand prize drawing. ​

    

Teens Register Here     Teens Log Your Reading                              

TumbleBookCloud Junior

Chapter books, nonfiction, and graphic novels, come to life.

Storytimes & TLC

Baby & Me Lapsit - 9:30am
Mondays            Tuesdays
March 13           March 14
March 20           March 21
March 27           March 28
April 3               April 4

Baby & Me Movers - 10:15am
Mondays            Tuesdays
March 13           March 14
March 20           March 21
March 27           March 28
April 3               April 4

Tales for Twos - 11am
Mondays            Tuesdays
March 13           March 14
March 20           March 21
March 27           March 28
April 3               April 4

3s4s, & 5s Storytime - 9:30am
Wednesdays
March 15
March 22
April 5
April 12
*Please note: We will skip the week of March 29 due to an author visit.

Everybody Storytime - 10:30am
(No registration required)
Wednesdays
March 15
March 22
April 5
April 12
*Please note: We will skip the week of March 29 due to an author visit.​

Toddler Learning Centre - 9:15am or 10:30am
Wednesdays
March 15
March 22
April 5
April 12
April 19
*Please note: We will skip the week of March 29 due to an author visit.​

World Stories Alive - 11am
​Saturdays
March 18 - Turkish
March 25 - Hindi
April 1 - German
April 22 - Snow make-up date

Winter Session 2 registrations for Storytime will open on Monday, February 27 at 9am! Registrations for Toddler Learning Centre will open on Wednesday, March 1 at 9am.​

Register in advance for storytimes, except for Everybody Storytimes, World Stories Alive, and Saturday Stories Alive.

  • An adult must accompany each child.
  • Siblings may attend, but parents are responsible for ensuring that they behave in an appropriate manner.
  • Storytimes are limited to 20 children per session.
  • You may choose to register for Toddler Learning Centre OR one Tales for Twos storytime each session.
  • Participants should arrive within 15 minutes of the start of the program to join activities.

Baby & Me Lapsit
Ages: Newborn to 14 months
Sweet stories, songs, & lapsit rhymes - a playtime just for baby & grown-up.

Baby & Me Movers
Ages: 15 to 24 months
Sweet stories, songs, & lots of movement - a storytime for babies on the go and their grown-up.

Tales for Twos 
Ages: 24 to 36 months
Singing, dancing, fingerplays, and stories - a fun time for you and your toddler.

3s4s, & 5s Storytime
Ages: 3 to 5
We love stories! Join us for stories, songs, flannelboards, and more.

Everybody Storytime (No registration required)
Ages: 2 to 7
storytime for all ages! Interactive stories, fingerplays, and music.

Toddler Learning Centre
Ages: 18 months to 3 years
Join us in the Downsbrough Community Room - a place for you to play with your child and talk with other parents. Sessions limited to 12 families. 

World Stories Alive (No registration required)
Ages: 3 to 8 years
Experience stories, songs, and art in many languages. Fun for speakers of all languages, including English! 

Saturday Stories Alive (No registration required)
Ages: 2 to 7 years
A half-hour of stories, fingerplays, and a craft, or movies, or a special performance. Participants should arrive within 15 minutes of the start of the program to join activities. 

Posted 12/1/2016

2:30pm

Meet us in the parking lot of the Arboretum for a walk through the gardens.

  • Where: The Arboretum at Penn State
  • Please note: Parking at the Arboretum is very limited - there is additional parking at the Law Building but it is $1.00 per hour.
No registration necessary
9:00am to 6:00pm
No registration necessary
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Repeats every week every Saturday until Sat Aug 20 2016.
11:00am

Join us for a half-hour of stories, fingerplays, and a hands-on activity to take home. Recommended for ages 2-7.

Spend your Saturday at the library!

  • Ages: 2 to 7
  • Where: Children's Activity Room
  • Please join us by 11:15am to participate in storytime activities.

Note: On some occasions, movies, performers, or other special events may replace Saturday Stories Alive.

No registration necessary
2:30pm

Kids: Join author/illustrator Lindsay Barrett George in a Basic Shapes Blitz and storybox your own narrative.

Storyboxing is a fun way to learn about sequential drawing, sequential thinking, and visual storytelling. A workshop for all, from the youngest storyteller to families that love creating stories together. Come, draw, and share. Stories connect us all!

  • Where: Downsbrough Community Room
No registration necessary
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Repeats every week every Saturday 2 times.
11:00am to 3:00pm

Pre-registration is full, but give us a call to learn about Walk-in Registration!

Take part in a special memory... Ride the Polar Express! 

  • Saturdays, December 3 & 10: 11am-3pm
  • Sundays, December 4 & 11: 2pm-4:20pm

Listen to the story in the Children's Department and ride the trolley through Downtown. Children will receive a small drawstring bag with a bell and a coin that they can spend at Santa's Workshop. 

Photos with Santa will be available at Santa's Workshop. 

The last readings take place at 3pm on Saturdays and 4:20pm on Sundays. 

 

Please call 814.237.6236 to register.
2:00pm to 4:00pm

Kids: Create the animals from the classic song with students from the SPSEA!

Make a beautiful barn for your animals to live in, a fluffy lamb, and a friendly pink pig!

  • Where: Children's Department
No registration necessary
11:00am to 3:00pm

Find out what Ozobots, Little Bits, Makey-Makey and more can do in this hands-on STEM-focused exploration!

  • Where: Children's Department
No registration necessary
Join us next time on:
Repeats every week every Wednesday 4 times.
9:30am

Sweet stories, songs, and lapsit rhymes - a playtime just for baby and grown-up.

  • Ages: Newborn to 14 months
  • Where: Children's Activity Room
     
  • Wednesdays at 9:30am
    • January 25
    • February 1
    • February 8
    • February 15
Please call 814.237.6236 to register.
3:00pm to 5:00pm

Enrich your relationship with books!

For more information, please email motherdaughterbookschlow@gmail.com. 

No registration necessary

April 29 2017

10:00am to 4:00pm

Drop in to play a variety of games with the Tabletop and Role-Playing Gamers of Central PA. All ages and skill levels welcome.

Join us for open gaming at Schlow! We provide a range of tabletop games and you provide the players. We are teaming up with the Tabletop and Role-Playing Gamers of Central PA to bring you a bigger and better gaming event! Members of this group have been meeting here on Saturdays and are excited to see new people and share the games they bring from their own collections.

Everyone is welcome!

  • Where: Downsbrough Community Room
  • When: One Saturday a month, dates available on our web and printed calendars

Available games provided by Schlow include:

Bohnanza
Carcassonne
Chess
Checkers
Compounded
Dixit
Dominion
For the Crown
Forbidden Island
The Good, The Bad, and the Munchkin
Oz Fluxx
Pandemic
Revolution!
Scrabble
Shadow Hunters
Standard Playing Cards
Ticket to Ride
Ultimate Werewolf

           ....And many more!

No registration necessary

May 13 2017

10:00am to 12:00pm

Saturday session 1 of 2, for ages 8 and up.

This is a repeat of the January class. 

Come learn and experience what 3D printing is all about!  You will first learn about the different types of 3D printers and then spend time exploring how the library’s new material extrusion 3D printer works.  You will then learn how to design and prepare a digital file for 3D printing, and you’ll have an opportunity to custom design your own nameplate or keychain using TinkerCAD. 

This event is appropriate for ages 8 and up.  Please register online or call 814-237-6236.

  • When: 10am to 12pm and 1pm to 3pm (Register for 1 of the repeating sessions) 
  • Where: Schlow Library Musser Room 

With instructors from Penn State’s Center for Innovative Materials Processing through Direct Digital Deposition (CIMP-3D) and Engineering Design Program 

**This project is made possible by a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services as administered by the Pennsylvania Department of Education through the Office of Commonwealth Libraries, and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania,  
Tom Wolf, Governor.

 

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Stumped by a research question? Need information that you just cannot find?

Try Ask Here PA and chat with a real librarian!

  • Click on the Live Help link.
  • Enter a screen name, email address, and your question.
  • Click “Connect”.

AskHerePA is staffed by librarians nationwide. To contact a Schlow Librarian directly, please call 814.237.6236 or e-mail refdesk@schlowlibrary.org .

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Like to help people? Read for both information and entertainment? Interested in technology? Energetic and dependable?

If your answer to these questions is “yes,” then we may have a place for you!

Schlow’s current job openings are listed below. Completed job applications are accepted at all times and are kept on file for one year.

 

 

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Email Newsletters

Did you know that you can sign up for library newsletters tailored to your interests? They cover everything from upcoming events to the newest mystery books at Schlow.

Click here to select the newsletters you would like to receive by email weekly, monthly, or bi-monthly.

A few popular categories include:

  • Adult Department Events @ Schlow Library
  • A-Z Fiction
  • Kid's Books
  • Mystery
  • New Large Print
  • New York Times Bestsellers
  • Popular Culture
  • Romance
  • Science Fiction
  • Teen Scene
  • Young Adult Events @ Schlow

...and many more!

 

 

Posted 7/17/2014

Ages: Infants to 12

How to Register

  • Go to reading.schlowlibrary.org and click the green REGISTER button.
  • Choose a username for your child.
  • Enter your child's first name, last name, and birth year, as well as your email address.
  • Choose a password (minimum 6 characters).
  • Check the confirmation box, and click the blue Sign Up button.
  • Click the blue REGISTER button below the April Book Club image, or click the image itself.
  • Enter your full name and phone number, then click the green REGISTER button.
  • You did it! You'll see a green bar across the top of your screen that reads "You're registered for April Book Club 2017. Start Reading!"

How the Book Club Works

  • In the MY TO-DO LIST box, click the "Read program rules" link to learn all about how the April Book Club works.
  • Once you've read the rules, click the green I READ IT button at the bottom of the page.

How to Set a Goal

  • Help your child set their own goal by choosing the number of books they want to read during the month of April.
    • In the MY TO-DO LIST box, click the "Set Goals for Quests" link. You can also click the "Quests" tab.
    • Click the blue SET GOAL button, and take a look at your choices.
      • Minimum for younger readers: 20 picture books
      • Minimum for older readers: 1 chapter book
      • Want to do a combination or read even more? Enter the goal number of your choice in the "Set your own goal" field.
    • Click the circle next to the goal you've chosen for your child, then click the blue "Set Goal" button.
    • You will now see a progress bar displaying your child's goal. This will update as you log your child's reading.
    • Want to change your child's goal later? No problem! Just revisit the Quests tab and click the blue CHANGE GOAL button.

How to Log Reading

  • Log your child's books online at reading.schlowlibrary.org throughout the month.
    • Click the green LOGIN button, then sign in with your child's username and password.
    • Click the green Log Your Reading button below the April Book Club image.
    • Enter the title of the book your child has read, and click the green Log button.
    • Repeat for any other books your child has read since you last logged.
    • Not sure if you remembered to log a certain title? Scroll down to see your Past Logs.
    • Want to see your child's progress? Visit the Quests tab to take a look at their Reading Goal progress bar.
    • Keep logging until your child has reached their goal and a gold "Completed" banner appears along the top of their REACH YOUR READING GOAL! Quest box. You will also see COMPLETED across their full, green progress bar.
    • All reading and logging must be completed by Sunday, April 30.

How to Get Your Prize Book

  • Meeting your child's goal will earn them a FREE copy of Daniel Finds a Poem! Visit the Children's Desk to check in with a librarian and pick up the book.
    • Visit the Prizes tab to make sure that your child has earned their Prize Book. If they have, the PRIZE BOOK box will read "Your child has earned their Prize Book! Come check in at the Children's Desk to pick it up."                      
  • Final check-in date: Friday, May 5

Need help? Send us an email or give us a call at 814.237.6236

Posted 3/23/2017

12:00am to 11:45pm
No registration necessary
5:30pm to 7:30pm

Supplies are provided and knitters of all skill levels are welcome!

Like to knit? Join the Schlow Knitting Club to spend time with others who enjoy this creative past time. Knitters of all skill level welcome!

  • When: 1st and 3rd Monday of the month
  • Where: Sun Room

For more information, contact the Schlow Reference desk staff at refdesk@schlowlibrary.com or 814.237.6236.

No registration necessary
11:00am to 2:00pm

Kids: Plant a colorful paper garden to mark your place in a favorite book.

Where: Children's Department

No registration necessary
10:00am to 4:00pm

Drop in to play a variety of games with the Tabletop and Role-Playing Gamers of Central PA. All ages and skill levels welcome.

Join us for open gaming at Schlow! We provide a range of tabletop games and you provide the players. We are teaming up with the Tabletop and Role-Playing Gamers of Central PA to bring you a bigger and better gaming event! Members of this group have been meeting here on Saturdays and are excited to see new people and share the games they bring from their own collections.

Everyone is welcome!

Special Day! Celebrate International Games Day @ Your Library!

  • Where: Downsbrough Community Room
  • When: One Saturday a month, dates available on our web and printed calendars

Available games provided by Schlow include:

Bohnanza
Carcassonne
Chess
Checkers
Compounded
Dixit
Dominion
For the Crown
Forbidden Island
The Good, The Bad, and the Munchkin
Oz Fluxx
Pandemic
Revolution!
Scrabble
Shadow Hunters
Standard Playing Cards
Ticket to Ride
Ultimate Werewolf

           ....And many more!

No registration necessary
Join us next time on:
Repeats every week every Tuesday 4 times.
10:30am

Singing, dancing, fingerplays, and stories. A fun time for you and your toddler.

  • Ages: 18 to 36 months
  • Where: Children's Activity Room

Session 2: Tuesdays at 10:30am 

  • October 18
  • October 25
  • November 1
  • November 8
Please call 814.237.6236 to join the waitlist.
Join us next time on:
Repeats every week every Saturday 2 times.
11:00am to 3:00pm

Kids: Bring your gifts and wrap them in your own creative, one-of-a-kind gift wrap!

  • Saturdays, December 3 & 10: 11am-3pm
  • Sundays, December 4 & 11: 2pm-4:20pm

Materials courtesy of The Growing Tree. 

  • Location: Children's Activity Room
No registration necessary
1:00pm to 4:00pm

A Special Chess Club Event

Don't miss this special presentation of skill by Jonathan Sarfati as he performs a chess simul, playing between 20-40 opponents simultaneously.  

Safarti is a former New Zealand Chess Champion, representing New Zealand in three Chess Olympiads and drew with Boris Spassky, world champion 1969-1972. In 1988, the International Chess Federation awarded Sarfati the title of F.I.D.E. Master (FM).

Interested in more info? Contact Sandy Breon, Chess Club volunteer at
ssbreon@hotmail.com

  • Where: Downsbrough Community Room
No registration necessary
Join us next time on:
Repeats every week every Tuesday 4 times.
9:30am

We love stories! Join us for stories, songs, flannelboards, and more.

  • Ages: 3 to 5 years
  • Where: Children's Activity Room
     
  • Tuesdays at 9:30am
    • January 24
    • January 31
    • February 7
    • February 14
Please call 814.237.6236 to register.
5:30pm to 7:30pm

Supplies are provided. Teen and adult knitters of all skill levels are welcome!

Like to knit? Join the Schlow Knitting Club to spend time with others who enjoy this creative past time. Knitters of all skill level welcome!

  • When: 1st and 3rd Monday of the month
  • Where: Sun Room

For more information, contact the Schlow Reference desk staff at refdesk@schlowlibrary.org or 814.237.6236.

No registration necessary
11:00am to 2:00pm

Kids: Grow a bouquet of beautiful flowers!

  • Where: Children's Department
No registration necessary

May 24 2017

2:00pm to 3:00pm

A Man Called Ove

Join us for a discussion of A Man Called Ove by Fredrick Backman

Meet Ove. He's a curmudgeon--the kind of man who points at people he dislikes as if they were burglars caught outside his bedroom window. He has staunch principles, strict routines, and a short fuse. People call him "the bitter neighbor from hell." But must Ove be bitter just because he doesn't walk around with a smile plastered to his face all the time? Behind the cranky exterior there is a story and a sadness. So when one November morning a chatty young couple with two chatty young daughters move in next door and accidentally flatten Ove's mailbox, it is the lead-in to a comical and heartwarming tale of unkempt cats, unexpected friendship, and the ancient art of backing up a U-Haul. All of which will change one cranky old man and a local residents' association to their very foundations. Fredrik Backman's novel about the angry old man next door is a thoughtful exploration of the profound impact one life has on countless others.

  • Where: The Sun Room

 

No registration necessary

Any resident of Centre, Clearfield, Juniata, or Mifflin Counties who is permanently or temporarily unable to leave his/her home is welcome to use this free and convenient service.

To get started:

  • Complete and submit the online application, or complete the information on the attached form and return it by mail to:

Schlow Library
211 S. Allen St. 
State College, PA 16801

  • Make sure to indicate whether you wish to receive regular print or LARGE PRINT books and/or books on CD.
  • To make your next selections, complete the new materials request form included in each shipment.
  • Return the materials and your request form in the original canvas bag.
  • Use the mailing label on the bag as a postage-paid return label - just flip it over!

Call the Schlow Library Reference Desk at 814.237.6236 or email librarybymail@schlowlibrary.org for further information.

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Your Summer Reading adventure starts here!

My First Book Club

  • Ages 0 to 2
  • Registration begins Monday, May 16, 2016
  • Start logging your reading starting Monday, June 1, 2016

Read 50 books to your child and log them online, then come to the Children's Desk to choose a book to keep!

Note: Other prizes, tickets, and parties do not apply to those under 3 years of age. 

 

Register Here     Log Your Reading

GreenFile

Articles on a host of environmental topics.

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Let your phone carry your card!
Smartphone users, the app you’ve been waiting for is here! Developed by Schlow’s IT Services Department, My Library Card is available for free from the Google Play Store or the Apple App StoreWith our new app, you can store multiple Schlow Library cards on your smartphone and check out materials at both our Patron Services desk and our self-check stations.

Looking to lighten your wallet? Tired of being your household’s library card keeper? Schlow’s new app can store your entire family’s library card barcodes - so you can spend your time choosing and reading the books you love instead of keeping track of library cards. My Library Card also links you to our mobile friendly website, where you can check your account status, reserve or renew books, pay your fines, and much more.

For full instructions on how to use My Library Cardclick here.​ If you need assistance or have any problems with My Library Card, feel free to contact our team, or call us at 814.237.6236.

Posted 2/11/2016

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If your account has not expired, you can auto-fill this form with your information.

Sign In

Need to renew your Library Card?  Please fill out the short form below and we'll email you within 1-2 business days when we've updated your account.  

If you need immediate renewal please call the library at 814-237-6236.  

A 14-digit number. If you were able to login to our site, your number is: Anonymous
12:00am to 11:45pm
No registration necessary
2:00pm to 4:00pm

Batgirl, Vol. 1: The Darkest Reflection

Read Graphic Novels

Comic fanatic? Like talking about all things drawn or animated? Want to see your creations go from concept to creation? Join Joel and Maria as they discuss this spring's graphic novel choice, Batgirl, Vol. 1: The Darkest Reflection by Gail Simone, and walk us through more comic creation fun!

  • Where: Sun Room
  • When: April 2, 2pm-4:00pm

Register online or in person. Pick up your book next time you're at the Reference Desk.

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2:30pm

Kids: Meet Jesse and his fantastic group of reptiles from the Forgotten Friend Reptile Sanctuary!

  • Where: Downsbrough Community Room

 

No registration necessary
5:30pm to 7:30pm

Supplies are provided and knitters of all skill levels are welcome!

Like to knit? Join the Schlow Knitting Club to spend time with others who enjoy this creative past time. Knitters of all skill level welcome!

  • When: 1st and 3rd Monday of the month
  • Where: Sun Room

For more information, contact the Schlow Reference desk staff at refdesk@schlowlibrary.com or 814.237.6236.

No registration necessary
Join us next time on:
Repeats every week every Wednesday 3 times.
12:00pm to 1:30pm

Join Connie Schulz, SCASD Family Outreach Specialist, and community resource guides to meet other parents and share ideas.

  • Wednesdays, 12pm-1:30pm
  • ​Registrations may be made for one or more sessions of Parenting Discussions.
  • ​To register, please contact Connie Schulz at ces11@scasd.org or call 814-231-1070
  • Childcare is provided at no cost, but please make reservations one week prior to the date needed, or for the series by Wednesday, September 28.

​Topics include:

  • November 2 - Is My Child Spirited?
    Join us to look at how our temperaments affect our interactions and to discuss ways to manage strong behaviors. 
     
  • November 9 - Your Parenting Personality
    Based on the book, If I Have to Tell You One More Time by Amy McReady, what is your dominant parenting personality and how does this affect your child's behavior? Join us to discuss what drives children's behavior and how we can be more effective. 
       
  • November 16 - Positive Discipline
    Guiding children to make good choices requires skill and patience as well as a lot of creative ideas to manage misbehaviors. Join us to share ideas that work for a variety of temperaments and needs.  (Please note: On November 16, Parenting Discussions will meet in the Children's Activity Room.)

 

Please call 814.231.1070 to register.
3:00pm to 5:00pm

Enrich your relationship with books!

For more information, please email motherdaughterbookschlow@gmail.com. 

No registration necessary
1:00pm

Kids: Join us for a family-friendly concert with Mr. Music and his guitar!

  • Where: Downsbrough Community Room
  • First Night button NOT required.

A little about Mr. Music (also known as Lenny Tepsich):

Guitar in one hand and his audience in the other, Lenny Tepsich greets children and they light up with anticipation.  When he leaves, they never forget having met Mr. Music.   He motivates kids with simple songs sung by children for generations as well as original tunes he writes just for them.  In 1988, his daughter’s kindergarten class nicknamed him Mr. Music (they couldn’t say Mr. Tepsich) and it stuck!

For over 30 years he’s been a featured performer at Hershey Park. He has performed at the Library of Congress, the Smithsonian Institute, Honolulu Academy of the Arts, and festivals, schools, and libraries throughout the United States.

When Lenny is not performing, he enjoys spending time with his wife, children, and grandchildren. He looks forward to singing for the “next generation” and continuing his unending devotion to his love of music and children.

No registration necessary
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Repeats every week every Wednesday 5 times except Wed Mar 29 2017.
12:00pm

Join Connie Schulz, SCASD Family Outreach Specialist, and community resource guides to meet other parents and share ideas.

  • Wednesdays, 12pm-1:30pm
    • ​​March 15 & 22; April 5, 12, & 19
    • Please note: We will skip March 29.
  • ​Tuning in to Kids registration is for the entire series only.
  • ​To register, please contact Connie Schulz at ces11@scasd.org or call 814-231-1070
  • Childcare is provided at no cost, but please make reservations one week prior to the date needed, or for the series by Wednesday, March 8.

Tantrums and meltdowns are tough to prevent and manage! This five-week program helps you to build and practice emotionally-responsive parenting skills. TIK-style parental interaction helps children learn to think about and manage their feelings. Program size is limited for effective discussion and practice. 

​Topics include:

  • Understanding your child's emotional experience
  • Problem-solving and self-care for caregivers
  • Emotion-coaching your child's anger
  • And more!

 

Please call 814.231.1070 to register.
5:30pm to 7:30pm

Supplies are provided. Teen and adults of all skill levels are welcome!

Calling all stitchers! Bring your projects, share your skills, get some tips and make new friends. Everyone is invited to Schlow's Drop-In Embroidery Club. Novices are welcome!

  • When: 2nd and 4th Thursdays of the month
  • Where: Sun Room

For more information, contact the Schlow Reference desk staff at refdesk@schlowlibrary.com or 814.237.6236.

 

No registration necessary

April 27 2017

6:00pm to 7:00pm

The Future is Here

Schlow Library is excited to host The Penn State Ecology Grad Student Organization's Science Café for the entire Spring semester! 

April's topic is The Future is Here with David Stupski (Biology) & Alyssa Pittenger (Arts Education)

David uses high speed video to understand aging of flight muscles and Alyssa  studies the use of 3D printing for students/museum attendees with disabilities. 

The Science Café initiative began in 2014 to engage the broader community in discussions on ecological topics and to provide graduate students with an opportunity to broaden outreach and communication skills. This event is free and open to the public. If you have any questions, please contact psu.sciencecafe@gmail.com

  • Where: Schlow Library Community Room

 

No registration necessary

Accessing your Schlow account is easy!

  • Click the green Log In button to the right of the Search Bar and enter your library card number and four-digit library PIN.

Recover your Library PIN?

  • Click on the green Log In button to the right of the Search Bar and click on Lost PIN?
  • Enter your library card number, complete the Captcha, and click on Send PIN.
  • Check the email associated with your account -- you should receive an email with your PIN. 

Need to change your Library PIN? 

  • Click the green Log In button to the right of the Search Bar and enter your library card number and four-digit library PIN.
  • In the left box, click on Profile.
  • Click the blue Change PIN button.
  • Enter your old PIN.
  • Choose a new PIN and enter it twice.
  • Complete the Captcha.
  • Click the Submit button. 

Need help with your PIN? Call the Main Service Desk at 814.237.6236 with your library card number.

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USER BEHAVIOR POLICY

Approved November 12, 2015 by the Centre County Federation of Public Libraries Board

To insure the enjoyment of all who patronize facilities and services of the Centre County Federation of Public Libraries, including Centre County Library, its branches, its Museum, its Bookmobile, and Schlow Centre Region Library, users may not engage in any act that is illegal, or disrupts or prevents the normal or intended use of the Library by any other users or staff.  Doing so may result in loss of Library privileges and/or legal actions.

The following are specifically prohibited:

  • Leaving children unsupervised or uncontrolled
  • No food or open drinks except in designated areas
  • Bare feet or lack of upper-body covering
  • Stealing, damaging, altering or attempting to alter, any property belonging to the Library or Library patrons
  • Viewing, in plain sight, materials which are inappropriate for the surroundings, including potential passersby
  • Excessive noise, including loud talking, loud audio equipment and use of profanity
  • Use of controlled substances, tobacco products or alcoholic beverages
  • Animals, except assistance dogs or animals which are part of a Library sponsored activity
  • Unattended bags or belongings; the Library is not responsible for stolen or lost property
  • Obstructing passageways;  blocking access to any part of the Library
  • Threats, harassment, or intimidation of another person, including following a person, staring, threatening, taunting or inflicting physical or verbal abuse
  • Poor personal hygiene that is offensive or constitutes a nuisance to others
  • Soliciting or panhandling
  • Washing clothes or bathing on Library property
  • Sleeping
  • Bicycles, scooters, skates, skateboards or shopping carts inside the Library
  • Utilizing Library facilities for non-approved Library purposes

These rules shall be applied in a neutral and nondiscriminatory manner to protect the property, users, and staff in all Centre County Federation of Public Libraries facilities.  Offenders may be asked to leave the Libraries, have Library privileges suspended or revoked, or be subject to police or legal action and eviction. Once implemented, actions originating in any Library will be upheld throughout all of the Centre County Federation of Public Libraries facilities.

The Centre County Federation of Public Libraries is a limited public forum. Appeals may be submitted to the governing Library Board within 15 days of official notification of actions taken to suspend or revoke privileges.

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Summer Reading for Adults

We think everyone should have fun this summer

1. Register at schlowlibrary.org starting May 16th. Start tracking your reading on June 1st.

2.   Log your reading online! Log a book when you finish it. Every book you log all summer counts as an entry into every weekly drawing! These are digital drawings. There are no tickets. The more books you log the more entries you have. Remember, eBooks and eAudiobooks count.

3.    Keep reading! Every book you read over the summer is an entry in the grand prize drawing for a Kindle Fire. You must read at least 3 books over the summer to be eligible. The last day to record your books for the grand prize is August 17th.

4.   Want to have more fun and win more prizes? Stop by the display in front of the Reference Desk to pick the community passport and special games. Each completed passport or game you turn in at the Reference Desk gets you an entry into a special drawing of your choice or another entry in the grand prize drawing


Adults Register Here      Adults Log Your Reading

TumbleBookCloud

Middle & high schoolers discover discover the classics in a new way.

Centre County Reads (CCR) encourages county residents of all ages to explore the human condition and community issues by reading and discussing the same book.

 

CCR Coordinators:

  • The Bellefonte Art Museum
  • The Center for American Literary Studies
  • Centre County Library and Historical Museum
  • Pennsylvania Center for the Book
  • Schlow Centre Region Library
  • School Districts: State College, Philipsburg-Osceola, Penns Valley, and Bellefonte

Under a Painted Sky by Stacey Lee

Centre County Reads is pleased to announce this year’s selection, Under a Painted Sky by We Need Diverse Books team member, Stacey Lee. 

In 1845, Sammy, a Chinese American girl, and Annamae, an African American slave girl, disguise themselves as boys and set off alone on the Oregon Trail in search of family and freedom. Along the way they make unlikely friends. 

Centre County Reads will culminate with a visit from Stacey Lee on Thursday, April 6.
Lee will conclude her visit with a free book signing. Lee is a fourth generation Chinese-American whose people came to California during the heydays of the cowboys. She believes she still has a bit of cowboy dust in her soul. A native of southern California, she graduated from UCLA then got her law degree at UC Davis King Hall. After practicing law in the Silicon Valley for several years, she finally took up the pen.

  • Where: Nittany Lion Inn, Ballroom C
  • When: Thursday, April 6, 7:00pm
  • Cost: Free

Guests can validate their parking for the Nittany Deck at the Nittany Lion Inn Main Desk. 

More information about these events can be found at centrecountyreads.org.

Posted 12/19/2016

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April 29 2017

Repeats every week every Saturday until Mon Jan 01 2018 except Sat May 27 2017, Sat May 27 2017, Sat Sep 02 2017.
2:00pm to 4:00pm

Join a game. Learn new tactics. Make new friends.

The Chess Club is back! Come to Schlow every Saturday to join people of all ages for games and lessons. 

  • Where: The Musser Room
No registration necessary
12:00am to 11:45pm
No registration necessary
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Repeats every week every Monday until Mon Jul 25 2016 except Mon Jul 04 2016.
9:30am to 11:00am

Recommended for kids up to 36 months old.

Spend time with your little ones! We provide the toys, you provide the play! 

  • Where: Downsbrough Community Room
No registration necessary
2:30pm

Kids: Meet, Suzanne Bloom, author of The Bus for Us and the Goose & Bear Books

When is that bus going to get here? Where did Goose and Bear come from? Would you eat a dirt dessert? Spend some time with author/illustrator Suzanne Bloom as she tells you how her stories got started and invites you to start one of your own.

  • Where: Downsbrough Community Room
No registration necessary
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Repeats every week every Sunday 2 times.
2:00pm to 4:15pm

Pre-registration is full, but give us a call to learn about Walk-in Registration!

Take part in a special memory... Ride the Polar Express! 

  • Saturdays, December 3 & 10: 11am-3pm
  • Sundays, December 4 & 11: 2pm-4:20pm

Listen to the story in the Children's Department and ride the trolley through Downtown. Children will receive a small drawstring bag with a bell and a coin that they can spend at Santa's Workshop. 

Photos with Santa will be available at Santa's Workshop. 

The last readings take place at 3pm on Saturdays and 4:20pm on Sundays. 

 

Please call 814.237.6236 to register.
6:30pm

Kids: Wear your jammies or your favorite costume for a Halloween-themed book reading, accompanied by live music.

  • Where: Downsbrough Community Room
No registration necessary
10:00am to 2:00pm

Missed your chance to play on Friday? Come check out our Makey-Makey, Little Bits, and Ozobots plus make a moving fish to take home!

  • Where: Children's Department and outside near Borough Building Plaza
No registration necessary
Join us next time on:
Repeats every week every Monday 4 times.
9:30am

Sweet stories, songs, and lapsit rhymes - a playtime just for baby and grown-up.

  • Ages: Newborn to 14 months
  • Where: Children's Activity Room
     
  • Mondays at 9:30am
    • March 13
    • March 20
    • March 27
    • April 3
Please call 814.237.6236 to register.
3:00pm to 5:00pm

Enrich your relationship with books!

For more information, please email motherdaughterbookschlow@gmail.com. 

No registration necessary

May 13 2017

10:00am to 4:00pm

Drop in to play a variety of games with the Tabletop and Role-Playing Gamers of Central PA. All ages and skill levels welcome.

Join us for open gaming at Schlow! We provide a range of tabletop games and you provide the players. We are teaming up with the Tabletop and Role-Playing Gamers of Central PA to bring you a bigger and better gaming event! Members of this group have been meeting here on Saturdays and are excited to see new people and share the games they bring from their own collections.

Everyone is welcome!

  • Where: Downsbrough Community Room
  • When: One Saturday a month, dates available on our web and printed calendars

Available games provided by Schlow include:

Bohnanza
Carcassonne
Chess
Checkers
Compounded
Dixit
Dominion
For the Crown
Forbidden Island
The Good, The Bad, and the Munchkin
Oz Fluxx
Pandemic
Revolution!
Scrabble
Shadow Hunters
Standard Playing Cards
Ticket to Ride
Ultimate Werewolf

           ....And many more!

No registration necessary

May 13 2017

1:00pm to 3:00pm

Saturday session 2 of 2, for ages 8 and up.

This is a repeat of the January Class

Come learn and experience what 3D printing is all about!  You will first learn about the different types of 3D printers and then spend time exploring how the library’s new material extrusion 3D printer works.  You will then learn how to design and prepare a digital file for 3D printing, and you’ll have an opportunity to custom design your own nameplate or keychain using TinkerCAD. 

This event is appropriate for ages 8 and up.  Please register online or call 814-237-6236.

  • When: 10am to 12pm and 1pm to 3pm (Register for 1 of the repeating sessions) 
  • Where: Schlow Library Musser Room 

With instructors from Penn State’s Center for Innovative Materials Processing through Direct Digital Deposition (CIMP-3D) and Engineering Design Program. 

**This project is made possible by a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services as administered by the Pennsylvania Department of Education through the Office of Commonwealth Libraries, and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania,  
Tom Wolf, Governor.

 

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Supporting Libraries, Serving You


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The Central PA District Library Center, operated through the Schlow Centre Region Library, supports and enhances the resources and services of the public libraries in Centre, Clearfield, Juniata, and Mifflin Counties.

Interlibrary Loan

If materials you want are not at your library, the district will try to obtain them from another library. Just ask at your local library.

Library by Mail

If you or someone you know is homebound, complete an application here or at your local library and we’ll provide free books by mail. When you finish, place materials back in the postage bag and put it in the mail. It’s that easy!

Downloadable eBooks and Audio Books

Download a diverse and growing collection of titles by clicking on the district-supported Overdrive and TumbleBooks links on your home library website!