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Introducing Tutor.com!

Tutor.com provides on-demand tutoring, homework help, test preparation, and writing assistance for students in grades K-Adult in over 60 subjects. No appointment is needed. Tutors are available from 3:00 pm – 10:00 pm. You can also use their drop-off reviews, practice quizzes, video lessons, and The Princeton Review SAT®/ACT® Essentials to study 24/7. Click here […]

Gov. Wolf Invites Pennsylvanians to Visit Libraries this Summer

Gov. Tom Wolf has recorded a special message inviting Pennsylvanians to connect with their local public library’s SummerQuest program.  In it, he also reads a popular children’s book I Just Like You by Suzanne Bloom (Boyds Mills Press, 2018).  Bloom’s book uses pencil and watercolor artwork of young animals to communicate a message of tolerance and acceptance. […]

Additional Limited Services Phase-in June 8th

The library administration is carefully working through the guidance from the Department of Education, Office of Commonwealth Libraries to provide a safe environment for staff and the public. The library will continue to offer the WIFI DRIVE-IN ZONE, READBOX, ONLINE CARD APPLICATIONS, PHONE REFERENCE, AND SCHEDULED CURBSIDE PICKUP. Additionally, as part of a progressive strategy […]

Limited Services to Resume June 1st

As part of the strategic reopening plan for the Altoona Area Public Library, the following limited services will be offered beginning Monday, June 1, 2020.   WI-FI DRIVE-IN ZONE The library will continue to offer free Wi-Fi with a limited range outside the building. The parking lot parallel to 17th Street (Youth Room parking lot) […]

T-shirts for sale to benefit the library!

The library is teaming up with Lightning Bug Gifts in Hollidaysburg to sell t-shirts.  For every shirt sold, Lightning Bug is donating $10 back to our library! Child sizes are also available. Click here to order.

Reopening Plan

The Altoona Area Public Library is very excited to welcome back our patrons. Currently we are planning for a structured and tiered reopening.  Administration is reviewing the guidelines from the Office of Commonwealth Libraries for reopening the facility and serving our community. The health and safety of our staff and patrons is our top priority.  […]