Join us for Bonding Over Books, held virtually on Google Meet on the 4th Monday of every month at 6pm AND the 4th Wednesday of every month at 10:30am.
We pick the theme, you pick the book.

Sign up online as space is limited. Registration for each month you would like to participate is REQUIRED. Registration does not carry over from month to month.

To register for the 4th Monday of the month at 6:00pm, use this form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSffkrv1jqQ1mZ95SLr0LzZ-B3CN-MuzpdjVef5yWO94U4fe8A/viewform

To register for the 4th Wednesday of the month at 10:30am, use this form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1OiEYHB_DVynTbf032x6x_yV6-g6x3ljFh8lx_Z7BkcA/edit?ts=608aca65

Longwood Gardens Community Read 2021
A Special Bird Toddler Time
For children Ages 2-3 plus caregiver
April 28, 2021 9:30am & 10:30am
Location: LOGAN VALLEY MALL, ACROSS FROM THE FOOD COURT
Presented by the Altoona & Hollidaysburg Area Public Libraries
Join Miss Kristy and Miss Melanie for a fun-filled, bird-themed story time full of books, songs, rhymes, and movement activities. Our featured book is “Ruby’s Birds”, this year’s Longwood Gardens Community Read selection. Continue the fun at home with a Bird Seed Investigation Grab and Go Bag, which allows you to explore the food preferences of your neighborhood birds. Those who attend will be entered into a drawing for family passes to Longwood Gardens.
REGISTRATION IN ADVANCE IS REQUIRED and spaces are limited due to social distancing requirements. Masks required for everyone ages 2 and up.
Please bring a small blanket to sit on.
Call 814-232-7295 to register.
NEW VIRTUAL PROGRAM STARTING SOON! It’s time to Spice it Up!
Join us for this Virtual Cooking Club to be held on Google Meet on April 19 at 6:30pm. Each month we will be featuring a different spice. Pick up your free spice sample, make a dish with it, and share your recipe with others during our virtual meeting.
Spices can be picked up starting March 29th at our temporary library site:
Altoona Transportation Center
1231 11th Avenue, Altoona
Monday – Friday, 9AM -4PM
Spices should be picked up by April 12th
Register online now. Space is very limited! https://forms.gle/ehUh9ouErtcixzLA6
Join us for Bonding Over Books, our new online book club, on Monday March 29th at 6pm! This club will meet in Google Meet on the last Monday of every month.
We pick the theme every month and you pick the book you read.
The theme for March: EYE-CATCHING COVER
Sign up now online, space is limited:
Have you missed our in person Story Time programs? Now is your chance to sign your child up for our new Story Times at the Logan Valley Mall. We will be holding our story times in the mall, across from the food court on the following days/times:
TODDLER TIME
Ages 2 – 3
A special music and movement story time for children ages 2 and 3 years old and caregiver.
(bring bag with scarf and bells if you have one)
Wednesdays at
9:30 am and 10:30 am
This program is free but REGISTRATION IN ADVANCE IS REQUIRED. Call 814-232-7295 to register. Limited space available. Due to social distancing requirements, all activities will be spaced out. Masks required for everyone ages 2 and up. Please bring a small blanket to sit on.
Have you missed our in person Story Time programs? Now is your chance to sign your child up for our new Story Times at the Logan Valley Mall. We will be holding our story times in the mall, across from the food court on the following days/times:
TODDLER TIME
Ages 2 – 3
A special music and movement story time for children ages 2 and 3 years old and caregiver.
(bring bag with scarf and bells if you have one)
Wednesdays at
9:30 am and 10:30 am
This program is free but REGISTRATION IN ADVANCE IS REQUIRED. Call 814-232-7295 to register. Limited space available. Due to social distancing requirements, all activities will be spaced out. Masks required for everyone ages 2 and up. Please bring a small blanket to sit on.
Have you missed our in person Story Time programs? Now is your chance to sign your child up for our new Story Times at the Logan Valley Mall. We will be holding our story times in the mall, across from the food court.
STORY HOUR
Ages 4 and up
An exciting preschool story time program for children ages 4 years old and up plus caregiver.
Mondays at
5:30 pm
This program is free but REGISTRATION IN ADVANCE IS REQUIRED. Call 814-232-7295 to register. Limited space available. Due to social distancing requirements, all activities will be spaced out. Masks required for everyone ages 2 and up. Please bring a small blanket to sit on.
Have you missed our in person Story Time programs? Now is your chance to sign your child up for our new Story Times at the Logan Valley Mall. We will be holding our story times in the mall, across from the food court on the following days/times:
MOTHER GOOSE ON THE LOOSE
Ages 12 – 24 months
A unique one-on-one lap-sit program for children 12-24 months and caregiver. (bring bag with scarf and bells if you have one)
Mondays at
9:30 am and 10:30 am
This program is free but REGISTRATION IN ADVANCE IS REQUIRED. Call 814-232-7295 to register. Limited space available. Due to social distancing requirements, all activities will be spaced out. Masks required for everyone ages 2 and up. Please bring a small blanket to sit on.

Have you missed our in person Story Time programs? Now is your chance to sign your child up for our new Story Times at the Logan Valley Mall. We will be holding our story times in the mall, across from the food court on the following days/times:

MOTHER GOOSE ON THE LOOSE
Ages 12 – 24 months
A unique one-on-one lap-sit program for children 12-24 months and caregiver. (bring bag with scarf and bells if you have one)
Mondays at
9:30 am and 10:30 am

This program is free but REGISTRATION IN ADVANCE IS REQUIRED. Call 814-232-7295 to register. Limited space available. Due to social distancing requirements, all activities will be spaced out. Masks required for everyone ages 2 and up. Please bring a small blanket to sit on.

Join us for a fun-filled morning working with OSMO, a tactile learning experience! Use IPads and the Osmo system (provided) to explore a world of interactive games from making pizzas to tanagrams to dress-up characters!

This program is suitable for children ages 4-12.

Due to social distancing requirements, all activities will be spaced out and limited to the number of active participants. Crafts will be individually setup with no sharing of materials, or will be bagged to be taken home and completed. Due to the current capacity limitations, pre-registration is required. Masks are required for all adults and children over the age of 2. Please call the library at 946-0417 ext. 123 to register.