The Youth Room has:

  • Programs – Weekly programs include Mother Goose on the Loose (ages 12 months – 24 months), Toddler Time (ages 2-3) and Story Hour (ages 3-6). We also have special programs that highlight events such as PA One Book – One Child.  Please call my humans at 946-0417 X 123 to register or to find out more information.
  • Soft Play Area – our Family Place play area has soft play surfaces for younger children as well as age-appropriate toys and resources for parents and caregivers.
  • Books – we have Board Books, regular Easy Reader books, Emerging Reader books for the younger readers and their families.  We also have Juvenile Fiction and Non-Fiction for kids up to 12.
  •  Music CDs – why not try some new music in your car or home? 
  • Magazines – to look at here or borrow.
  • Entertainment DVDs – our DVDs may be checked out for $1.00 on an adult card and circulate for 7 days.
  • Educational DVDs – our Educational DVDs may be checked out for FREE on an adult card and circulate for 14 days.

News & Information

Happy Haunting in the Youth Room – Bwahahaha   JF COV Oddly enough / stories by Bruce Coville; illustrations by Michael Hussar. JF HOW The celery stalks at midnight.  Author: Howe, James. JF SPE How not to be killed by a zombie. ...
Tuesday, October 21, 2014 - 11:17
Whether you and your child are excited or worried about the beginning of the school year, our collection has over 1000 titles that have some story to tell about school.  We have picture books to help explain the new friends one can find, mysteries...
Monday, August 18, 2014 - 08:37
The Youth Room at the Altoona Area Public Library has a fresh new look to its children’s book display section. The shelves now feature books focused on the five literacies of the PA Forward State Initiative. Each column has a label at the top...
Friday, May 31, 2013 - 14:12