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I’m a little disappointed in Punxsutawney Phil (and this is saying a lot, as I'm a big Phil-fan.) The famous groundhog is calling for an early spring this year, and I’m a bit disappointed that he might be right. I know we’ve had one blizzard, and it was certainly one for the record books, but I can’t

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As those of you have been in the Library know, I've had pneumonia which...will...not...go...away.  I sound so bad that last Monday, Molly was on the reference desk for 3 hours and answered 15 questions; I was on for 5 hours and answered 3. Honestly, I wouldn't go to me either. I've resorted to a sign that says, "I

The Irreverent Smoothie

India

With the dawning of a New Year one makes all sorts of proclamations after the indulgences of the holidays. You might have been good up till now, or like me, could have promised yourself no booze, sweets or gluten for ALL of January, but a glass of red wine here or a Thin Mint there led to

Jenn, our children's librarian

I don’t have a particular focus for this post; for January, life is anything but quiet. I am going to share a few tidbits of life at the library and home. I’ll also update you on my Reading Challenge 2016. Here goes:   Wedding planning is looking to take over my home life, I accepted a proposal of marriage

Hello, Nebulon!

Molly, our teen librarian

Title & Author : Hello, Nebulon! (Galaxy Zack #1) by Ray O'Ryan Genre: Early Chapter Book (Grades K-2) Publisher: Little Simon Book Challenge Category: A book that can be read in a single day Description:  In Hello, Nebulon!, Zack makes the big move from Earth. He is already nervous about starting school and making new friends, but it only gets worse when

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Upon a recent visit to the Pennsylvania State Library in Harrisburg, I was reminded once again of our state's rich history. It was my second tour of the Rare Books room, which has an amazing collection. If you have a chance to get a tour, I highly recommend it. But even if you can’t, you can still

Molly, our teen librarian

My friend Betsy and I had a class in 7th grade called "Advanced Reading & Writing." I don't remember exactly what qualified it as "advanced," but I do remember that it was the first time in my life that reading wasn't enjoyable. I think a lot of students reach a similar place in early middle school where

Memories…

Jenn, our children's librarian

This month we had a special program that brought back quite a few memories. The program was a Toddler Drive-In, the kids decorated boxes, sat in them, and watched three short movies (it was a triple feature). It was an adorable program. As I think about the program I am reminded of some childhood memories of visiting

India

I am still reeling from waking up at 4:00 a.m. today and seeing my Facebook feed full of European news agencies reporting on the death of David Bowie at the age of 69 from cancer. All the more shocking as he had kept his battle private and only turned 69 two days ago – an event marked

Molly, our teen librarian

UDPL is proud to announce that at the start of a new year, we're offering a new way to access digital content! As of this morning, there are six brand new iPad Airs on the floor for YOU to use. There are four iPads in our kids place. Each one is pre-loaded with apps selected by Miss Jenn,