News & Announcements
Family Pumpkin Carving Contest
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Join the fun at our first ever Pumpkin Carving Contest!

Visit the Bellefonte branch anytime after Wednesday, October 15th to choose your pumpkin and sign up for the contest. Then show us your creativity and harvest style by carving it any way you choose.  Families and individuals are welcome to sign up for the contest, and pumkins will be judged in catagories.

Carved pumpkins are due no later than Thursday, October 23. and will remain on display in the library until October 31, during which time patrons can vote on their favorites! Winners will be announced on Friday, October 31st at 5pm.

Even if you don't care to carve a pumpkin, you can still stop by the library to vote for your favorite between October 24th and...

Holiday Mitten Tree
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The Holt Holiday Mitten Tree is back!

Once again, Holt will be collecting newly purchased or hand-crafted mittens, gloves, hats and scarves for the local Community Action Group to distribute in their Christmas boxes.  We will also be collecting non-perishable food items for their food bank.

Last year the community donated over 350 items on the tree. Here’s hoping we can beat that number this year!

Donations will be accepted at Holt Memorial Library during regular business hours, beginning October 25 through December 13, 2014.

One week to shop at Five Below for a good cause!
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Shop at Five Below and earn cash for Centre County Library! 

From Sunday, October 26 through Saturday, November 1st, every purchase you make at Five Below in State College will earn cash for Centre County Library!  Five Below is conveniently located at 339 Colonnade Blvd., next to Wegmans and Dick's Sporting Goods. 

Simply print out the attached flyer, shop during the dates above, and 10% of each sale will be donated by Five Below to the Library.  

All proceeds benefit Centre ounty Library & Historical Museum, and all the quality programming, books and services you enjoy when you visit us.  

So feel free to shop for a good Five Below!

Book Signing with Brandi Leigh Hall
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Holt Memorial Library warmly welcomes Brandi Leight Hall!

Philipsburg's own Brandi Leigh Hall will join us at Holt Memorial Library for a book signing and discussion on Saturday, November 1, from 11am-2pm. Pick up all three copies of her latest series Birthright, and meet the author!


11/6/14 - Song & jingle Workshop

Song and Jingle Workshop

Songwriter Bill Dann returns to the library on Thursday, November 6, from 6-8pm to facilitate this fun and interactive song and jingle workshop.  Adults and teens, join in the fun and learn all about songwriting! 

Dann wrote the lyrics to the Beach Boys tribute sung "They Bring the Beach to You," a nationwide hit currently aired on over 60 radio stations. He collaborates with Jack Servello, and they have written over 50 songs together in the past 9 years.

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