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Library hosting ‘When Reading is More Than Just Words’

Child care providers, parents, grandparents and others who work with young children are invited to participate in a workshop entitled “When Reading is More Than Just Words” to be held at the Tyrone-Snyder Public Library on Thursday, January 17 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Child care providers who participate will receive two hours of DPW continuing education credit.
Participants will learn how to actively engage young children in stories by incorporating a variety of senses and learning styles through the use of puppets, flannel boards and action rhymes. Participants will learn how to make and use inexpensive flannel boards, puppets and other story aids to extend the storytelling experience beyond the written words of a book.
This free workshop was developed with funding from the Central Pennsylvania Community Foundation and is provided by Altoona Area Public Library.
Register by calling Tyrone-Snyder Public Library at 684-1133.
Don’t forget, the library has a lot of other programs to offer, along with equipment and facility use.
The computer lab provides an excellent place to retreat when in need of a break. Not just for research anymore, individuals can surf the web, research vacation hot spots and book travel arrangements. Public access computers provide high speed Internet connections, Microsoft Office software and access to the PA Power Library database.
Need to fax information or make a few copies? The library can help. The copy machine and fax services are available for public use.
For those individuals who find family history interesting, the library building boasts a genealogy room, perfect for researching the family tree. The Charles W. Banas, Jr. Tyrone Historical Room is home to historical information about Tyrone. Several local family genealogies can be found in there, along with some local cemetery listings, obituaries, TAHS yearbooks and area maps. The historical room comfortably seats six.
Can’t find the book you’re looking for? Through Interlibrary Loan, the library can help locate books from other libraries that are not available in Tyrone.
Many people may not realize that the Wesley S. Long Community Room, located in the library, is available for use by the public. Located in the rear of the building, the community room can be closed off from the library, allowing events to be held there after the library has closed. With a separate entrance and bathroom access, it’s perfect for organizations or individuals to use for meetings or special events. There is seating for 30 people and a kitchenette for coffee breaks. Also available is a computer projector and screen, television for showing instructional videos, a chalk board and a white board. Access for evening meetings is free to non-profit groups. There is a charge for other groups. Interested individuals may contact the library to make reservations.
The library is open Monday and Friday from noon to 5 p.m., Tuesday and Thursday from noon to 8 p.m. and Wednesday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Parking is available behind the building, off of 10th Street. There is also a handicap entrance off of the rear parking lot.