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STORY HOUR

Various children’s programs are held throughout the year. All programs are free to the public and include stories, simple games, snacks and related age-appropriate activities. These programs are:

Free To Be Three: every Wednesday morning from 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM. Specifically prepared for 3-year olds, this program is a good introduction to the Library and its services. Please register at the Library prior to bringing your child to the program.

Library Story Hour : every Friday morning from 11:00 AM to 12:00 noon. Story Hour is held year-round for children 4 & 5 years of age. Please register at the Library prior to the program.

For further information about these or other Library programs, you may call the Library at 486-4011 or visit us during regular Library hours.

LIBRARY COLLECTION

Approximately 32,000 books, talking books, VHS and DVD videos are shelved in various collections: picture books, fiction, non-fiction, and reference in the Juvenile Section; fiction, non-fiction, reference, local history, and Large-Print in the Adult Section.

The Pennsylvania History Area contains state and local historical materials. A bibliography of pamphlets in the local history collection is available at the check-out desk.

The Audiovisual Collection includes materials for adults and children of all ages. There are over 600 videos and DVDs on a wide range of topics including instruction, feature films, music and children's stories. Other audio cassette materials include language instruction and a growing collection of audio books-on-tape, many of which are now in CD format.

PERIODICALS

The Library receives over 55 magazines and 6 newspapers (Cameron County Echo, Bradford Era, Olean Times-Herald, Wall Street Journal, USA Today, and the Sunday New York Times). Magazines are kept on file for three years. Most of these are indexed in the Reader's Guide to Periodical Literature. Also available is EBSCO, a comprehensive online periodical and reference database. The Library staff will assist you with the Reader's Guide and EBSCO if you are not familiar with their use. The Cameron County Press (from Jan 2, 1964 through Aug 12, 1971) and the Cameron County Echo (beginning 11/11/64 to present) as well as the Cameron County Endeavor (beginning April 12, 2003 to present) are on permanent file. The USA Today, Wall Street Journal, Bradford Era, Olean Times Herald, and the Sunday New York Times are kept on file for six months.