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New Website
Schlow’s website has been updated for you! Our new “virtual library” sports a fresh, crisp look. Improved access to e-books and other digital content are meeting with rave reviews from customers. Improvements include:
  • Easy to view from a desktop, tablet, or smartphone
  • Prominent display of new, hot and recommended titles in the collection
  • Online event registration
  • Enhanced searching of all collections
  • “Beyond Books” section for e-books, e-audio and free music downloads from Freegal. 
  • Easier e-book management coming soon
Visit www.schlowlibrary.org and let the Library know what you think.

Parking Validation in Effect
Coming to the library?  Click here for a short video on the system. The system ensures that spaces are reserved for library users.  After hours, feel free to use our parking lot, for a modest fee, if you are visiting downtown State College – credit card only, $1/hour and $2/hour on special event weekends.  Click the article title for a step by step guide through the new process!

State Funding; Schlow Closing May 12-18
The governor’s proposed 2014-15 budget for public libraries has a modest 1% increase, which amounts to an estimated extra $1000 for Schlow. Since 2007, Schlow has lost a cumulative total of over $900,000 in reduced state aid. Schlow supports the position of the Pennsylvania Library Association, which is advocating for modest increases in state aid for libraries. Visit The Pennsylvania Library Association's website, here, to learn more about state funding for public libraries and contact your state legislator.  Click the article title to read more about Schlow's upcoming week-long closing.

Customer Comments
A mother/grandmother stopped by the children's desk and said, "I really love coming to this library!" She comes with her 9 year old daughter regularly and is looking forward to a visit from her grandson, who she will bring to library programs.

Regarding the “AskHerePA” online chat reference service: “I am so jazzed by this service! As a grant writer, it can be of real benefit to me. Thank you!” Feel free to try it by clicking here.

A young person posted on Twitter: "What was it like to be at @schlowlibrary with Nana after bedtime on a school night?" "It was EPIC."

Upcoming Events
A Voyage with Mary Roach - A Centre County Reads 2014 Event
April 15, 2014, 7:00 p.m., PSU's HUB-Robeson Auditorium

Don't miss award-winning science writer Mary Roach, author of Packing for Mars! Hear her intriguing, hilarious tales of investigating life in space. Book signing to follow by "America's funniest science writer." (Washington Post) Visitor Parking will be available in the HUB Parking Deck (next to the HUB on Shortlidge Road).

Research Unplugged Lectures Continue, Thursdays at 12:30 p.m. at Schlow
April 10: 4th Rock From The Sun: Exploring The Mysteries Of Mars
April 17: Ancient Flowers: The Search For Earth’s First Flowering Plants
April 24: Once Upon a Line: A Poetry Reading and Discussion



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