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Library Closed for Good Friday

The Library is closed Friday, April 19, in observance of Good Friday. - (April 15, 2019)

Service Dog Storytime

Join us Monday April 29, 6-7 PM for a storytime with Ms. Jessica and her service dog, Ford, as they show us how to interact with service dogs and demonstrate some of the ways that he helps her. Sign up in the Children's Department or by calling (814)536-5131ext. 205. - (April 15, 2019)

New FreegalŪ Music service

Cambria County Library has joined thousands of Public Libraries around the world by subscribing to Freegal Music Service from Library Ideas, LLC. Under the terms of the agreement, registered card holders can download and stream a select number of MP3-formatted tracks each month at no direct cost via the Cambria County Library. The library subscription pays for access to the music.

The Freegal Music Service allows patrons to access a collection spanning over 15 million songs, music videos and audiobooks from more than 40,000 music labels worldwide including Sony Music, Epic, RCA, and Columbia. Freegal Music also offers a completely rebuilt mobile app and website which utilizes modern application practices to ensure an easy-to-use and enjoyable experience. The free application is available for library cardholders and can be downloaded in the Apple App Store or Google Play Store.

Cambria County Library cardholders can access Freegal beginning April 1, 2019. The library’s subscription will pay for 3 downloads a week and 3 hours of streaming a day. For more information on obtaining a library card, call 814-536-5131 or visit cclsys.org.

“Freegal is kind of like Spotify or Apple Music – where you can create playlists and stream music. I often find that Freegal Music also helps me discover new artists and recall songs that I have long forgotten. Freegal [also] allows me to go back and rediscover those songs and artists that I wasn’t ready to discover then but am now – sometimes on librarian-curated playlists! I use this service almost every day!”-From Mid Continent Public Library Blog, quote by Steven V. Potter, MCPL Director & CEO

“We have been waiting a long time for a service like this that delivers great music, compatibility with lots of devices and simplicity of use. We think this will be incredibly popular with our patrons and will help the library in marketing all its services to the community,”-From Victor Public Library website, quote by Tiffany Lynn, Library Director. - (April 1, 2019)

Tales with Tails

Contact the Children's Department at 536-5131ext. 205 Sign up for a 15 minute time slot to read to one of our AKC Canine Good Citizens. Mondays 4:30-5:30 p.m. April 15 and May 13th. SIgn-ups encouraged. Walk-ins welcome. Suggested ages 5 and up. Contact the Children's Department at 536-5131 ext. 205. - (April 1, 2019)

Lego Club

Come to the library to build, design, and create using LEGO's of all types, sizes, and colors! No pre-registration required for LEGO club, and participants are welcome to take part in building anytime during the program time frame. Recommended for ages 6-12 years old. 5:30 p.m. - 6:15 p.m. - (April 1, 2019)

Peter Rabbit Family Movie Night

Family Movie Night. Free showing of the movie Peter Rabbit in our community room. All ages welcome. Free popcorn provided. April 16 at 5:30 p.m. - (April 1, 2019)

Sensory Science Storytime

Fri, March 22, 1:30pm – 2:30pm. Join us for interactive stories, songs, movement and fun tactile activities all with a science related component. Suggested ages 3-8 years old. Please register in the children's department. - (March 20, 2019)

Inclined to Read Bookstore

Visit the bookstore's web site. www.inclinedtoread.com. - (March 19, 2019)

Family Movie Night

Join us for a free showing of a family friendly movie on March 19th at 5:30 p.m. in our Community Room. Free popcorn provided! No registration necessary. - (March 12, 2019)

Tales with Tails

Tales with tails is a literacy initiative that encourages children of all abilities to read stories to dogs who love to listen. Sign up for a 15 minute time slot to hang out and read to one of our AKC Canine good citizens at the library. Recommended for children ages 5 and up. Call 536-5131 ext. 205 or stop in the children's department. - (March 4, 2019)

LEGO Club

Come with your imagination ready and join our group in building with LEGOS. - (March 4, 2019)

Sensory Art for Babies and Toddlers

Bond with your little one through art activities designed especially for babies and toddlers. Enjoy an artful storytime followed by fun activities that will stimulate all of their senses. Please dress for a little mess. Sign up in the children's department or by calling 536-5131 ext. 205. - (February 28, 2019)

Seuss STEM Storytime

Join us for Seuss STEM Storytime, Saturday March 2nd at 11:00 a.m. We will celebrate Read Across America with a silly storytime followed by some wacky STEM activities! With special guest Commissioner Tom Chernisky. Please Register at the Children's Desk or by calling (814)536-5131 ext 205. Suggested ages 3-8 years old. - (February 26, 2019)

President's Day Closing

The library will be closed Monday, February 18, in observance of President's Day. - (February 5, 2019)

Employment opportunity

The Cambria County Library System is currently seeking a County Coordinator. This position works closely with the system administrator to provide oversight of and assistance to system member libraries. This is an excellent opportunity to provide leadership and support to a county-wide system of libraries. The right candidate will be able to utilize creative thinking, technology skills, and attention to detail to improve and innovate library service.
Get the full job description.
Applications available online or in person.

Download, fill out and email Application for employment to flynna@cclsys.org - (February 5, 2019)

For the Love of Johnstown

Join Inclined to Read bookstore, Venue of Merging Arts, Metal Arts Center and The Social Butterfly Project in a conversation with Brian Ensley about how we love Johnstown. Door prizes awarded (must be present to win). Brian Ensley, a local historian and writer is taking photographs of Johnstown's vanishing architecture. Hear him discuss his work with Jo Novelli-Blasko, the manager of Inclined to Read. VoMA, CMA and Social Butterfly will be on hand to share the important cultural work they conduct for the love of Johnstown. In the Community Room from 10 a.m. to noon, February 16, 2009.

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- (January 25, 2019)

Celebrate Black History

Celebrate Black History on Saturday, February 2, starting at 11:00 a.m. Listen to the story of The Bus That Rosa Parks Rode, written and read by local author Phyllis Baker. There will be songs, discussion, and sales/signing of the book in the Children’s Department Storytime Theater. For every book sold, two dollars will be donated to the library. At 11:30 a.m. enjoy a performance by the Kulani Dancers, a local West African dance group. Lastly, at 1:00 p.m. join Phyllis and Thomas Baker, author and illustrator of The Bus That Rosa Parks Rode, for a teen creative writing workshop. (January 23, 2019)

Inclined to Read January Special

January Special at the Inclined to Read Bookstore: Buy one hardback novel by Mary Higgins Clark or Janet Evanovich and get two more by the same author FREE. That's three books for $1.  Offer good all month long! If you don't see the title you want, ask at the bookstore desk, we may have a copy in the back room. (January 10, 2019)

Movie Night

Join us for a free showing of the movie Christopher Robin in our community room at 5:30 p.m. Free popcorn provided. (January 10, 2019)

Winter Storytime Sign-ups

Winter Storytime Sign-Ups begin January 22nd in person, online @cclsys.org or by calling (814) 536-5131 ext. 205. Caregiver/child participation classes offered for children ages 0-5 years. Storytime donation of $1.00 per child. (January 10, 2019)

The library will be closed Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

The library will be closed Monday, January 21, in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. (January 4, 2019)

Teen Art Cart Wednesday

Wednesday, January 9, from 4 to 5 pm. Hang out, mess around, geek out, and make art with us in the Teen Xscape lounge.  We'll wheel the Art Cart down and you have your choice of supplies to draw, paint, knit, craft, and so much more.  Free and snacks provided, open to grades 6-12. - (December 11, 2018)

It's a Winter Wonderland!

Inclined to Read Bookstore will transform into a Winter Wonderland on Wednesday, November 21! Get into the holiday spirit with thousands of Christmas books to choose from. Gifts and collectibles to finish your shopping list. All proceeds go to the Cambria County Library. This is shopping you can feel good about! (Store will be closed Tuesday 11/20 for the elves to work their magic) - (November 1, 2018)

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