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2015 Young Author & Illustrator Contest
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Announcing the 30th Annual Young Author and Illustrator Contest

Become a published author or illustrator!

First through Sixth graders in Centre County may submit stories of their own creation to the Young Author/Illustrator Contest. Entries will be read and judged by community leaders and Library youth services staff. Each grade will be judged against all other participants in that grade level. Stories are selected based on originality, creativity, content, grammar, punctuation and spelling.

3 winners, and 2 honorable mentions, from each grade level will be chosen and first place winning books will be bound as a hardback book, which will stay in the library’s permanent collection!

The contest officially begins on Monday, January 5. All entries are due on or...

Centre County Reads 2015
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Presenting The 2015 Centre County Reads book selection:  Beautiful Ruins by Jess Walter. 

With our partner organization the Center for American Literary Studies at Penn State, we are proud to announce an exciting literary journey culminating with an appearance by Jess Walter at the Penn State HUB on Tuesday, March 17, 2015.

Stay tuned for a complete listing of upcoming events!

Copies of The Beautiful Ruins will be available for check-out at all Centre County Library branches and Schlow Centre Region Library, and can be purchased at Barnes and Noble in State College.

 

About Beautiful Ruins

 The story begins in 1962. On a rocky patch of the sun-drenched Italian coastline, a young innkeeper, chest...

Fill-a-Bag-for-$5 Used Book Sale
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We have too many books in our Used Book Closet!

Through the end of February, fill a bag with any sale books for just $5.

Children's books, mysteries, cook books and more....they all must go! Stop in during regular business hours and get your bag from the circulation desk.

All proceeds benefit the Bellefonte branch of Centre County Library.

No Bookmobile Service 3/5/15
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There will be no scheduled Bookmobile stops or programming this Thursday, March 5th, due to scheduled maintenance.

We apologize for any inconvenience and will resume our regular schedul on Monday, March 9.

For further information or to reserve books for your next Bookmobile visit, please call 814-355-1516