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Youth Room is Toasty Toddler Program Drop-off Site

The Youth Room is a drop off site for United Way of Blair County’s Toasty Toddler program. Hats, scarves, gloves, coats and snowsuits in sizes Newborn to 4T, 5/6 or small are being collected and distributed to children in need in Blair County.


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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.  Author: Specter, Baron.


Create Your Own Content - Altoona Library offers new and exciting Creation Lab!

Something new and exciting is happening at the Altoona Area Public Library. On the second floor, overlooking the adult circulation desk below, there is a glass room unlike anything we have ever had at the Library. This room, dubbed the Creation Lab, is filled with some of the latest technology for doing something revolutionary for a public library—creating content!