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June and Brady

by June Houghtaling, District Consultant, North Central Library District, and Brady Clemens, District Consultant, Central Pennsylvania Library District We all know how important it is for libraries to develop, maintain, and enhance strong relationships with our elected officials....

Date: Friday, August 3, 2018  10AM to 3PM Location: Lowry Room, James V Brown Library, Williamsport, PA Registration: email instructions are at the end of this posting David Lee King introduces emerging technology trends and shows how those trends are reshaping library services....

The North Central Library District’s Trustee Training focuses on acquiring the knowledge and tools to sustain library service for future generations. To that end, Kate Gallagher with coLAB will provide a way for libraries to assess their current organizational capacity and to...

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Friends Institute 2017 The 4th Annual Friends Institute sponsored by Pennsylvania Citizens For Better Libraries was held on September 11, a sunny autumn Saturday at the Holiday Inn in Grantville PA. Over 80 members of Friends of Libraries organizations, trustees and board member...

The James V. Brown Library is featured using Libraries Transform toolkit. ...

NorthCentralPA.com reports that the James V. Brown Library has a One-Button recording studio available for public use.  Read about it! ...

Attend a Trustee Workshop with Pat Wagner! Friday, July 8, 2016, 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM James V Brown Library, Lowry Room, 19 E 4th St, Williamsport, PA 17701 Access the flier! Learn about: the importance of strategic planning and goal setting board roles and relationships basic...

JV Brown Library plans to take successes on the road, reaching out to community organizations.  Read more. ...

James V. Brown Library will host “Engage for Health,” a health literacy initiative.  Read more. ...

Young Child Using iPad

WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. – The James V. Brown Library, 19 E. Fourth St., recently was the recipient of a $7,552.50 grant through the Pennsylvania Public Library Broadband Technology Connectivity Project. The grant, completed by Doug Harkness, technology manager for the Lycoming County...