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James Byrnes Ornaments for sale
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James Byrnes Blown-Glass Ornaments For Sale!

Our limited-edition hand-blown glass ormanents created by James Byrnes are still for sale in the Historical Museum!

Stop by to browse our selection of colors and designs, each just $30. But visit us soon....our signature 200-year Anniversary ornament to celebrate the historic Miles-Humes House is only available while quantities last.

A portion of each sale benefits Centre County Library & Historical Museum.

Holiday Hours
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Centre County Library & Historical Museum

Holiday Hours of Operation


Thursday, December 18 - All Branches Closed for Staff Development 



Monday & Tuesday, December 22-23 –  All Branches Close at 5pm

Wednesday, December 24 – All Branches Closed

Thursday, December 25 – All Branches Closed

Friday, December 26 – All Branches Closed

Saturday, December 27 – Open Regular Hours, All Branches

The Bookmobile will be off of the road December 18th through January 2nd


New Year’s :

Monday & Tuesday, December 29-30 – All Branches Close at 5pm


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 books 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 from each grade level will be chosen and first prize 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 before  Monday, March 30...