The Office of Commonwealth Libraries, Bureau of Library Development, Division of Library
Improvement administers federal LSTA (Library Services and Technology Act) grant funds that are used to support statewide projects and also competitive grants to libraries. The Central Pennsylvania District Library procured one LSTA grant that provided materials and updated spaces to libraries in Clearfield, Centre, Mifflin, and Juniata counties.
The DuBois Public Library was a beneficiary of this grant, and through this was awarded over $2,300 in updates for our teen space. Physical updates include a brighter and more welcoming environment in the center of the adult department which include an announcement board, area rug, updated seating area, and signage. Also many new fiction and non-fiction books were added to the teen collection.
New YA Fiction: Always a Witch by Carolyn MacCullough; Once a Witch by Carolyn MacCullough; The Returning by Christine Hinwood; Putting Makeup on the Fat Boy by Bil Wright; Death Sentence (Escape from Furnace) by Alexander Gordon Smith; The Hidden Coronet (Relic Master) by Catherine Fisher; The Ascension: a Super Human clash by Michael Carroll; Feynman by Jim Ottaviani; The Dead by Charlie Higson; California Schemin’ (Nancy Drew) by Carolyn Keene
New Fiction: A Conspiracy of Friends: a Corduroy Mansions novel by Alexander McCall Smith; Quinn by Iris Johansen; Eyes Wide Open by Andrew Gross; The Wild Hog Murders: a Dan Rhodes mystery by Bill Crider; Dreams of the Dead by Perri O’Shaughnessy; You’re Next by Gregg Hurwitz; Monument to Murder: a Capital Crimes novel by Margaret Truman; Portrait of a Spy by Daniel Silva; Split Second by Catherine Coulter; Robert Ludlum’s The Bourne Dominion by Eric Van Lustbader
New Children’s Books: J-E Fiction: Press Here by Henre Tullet; Hooray for Amanda & Her Alligator by Mo Willems; Little Rabbit Goes to Sleep by Tony Johnston; The Voyage of Turtle Rex by Kurt Cyrus; Sid the Science Kid: I’m Not Afraid of the Dark! by Cari Meister; J Fiction: The Trouble with May Amelia by Jennifer Holm; Everybody Cooks Rice by Norah Dooley; The Secret Box by Barbara Lehman; DreamWorks Megamind: Bad. Blue. Brilliant.: I am Megamind by Sierra Harimann; American Girl: A Kaya Mystery: The Silent Stranger by Janet Shaw; J Non Fiction: Healthy Choices: Lunch Box by Dalgleish; Microscopic Life in Your Food by Brian Ward; People at the Center of Watergate by Rob Edelman; The 10 Most Extreme Daredevils on the Planet; The Library of Native Americans: The Ojibwe of Michigan, Wisconsin, Minnesota, and North Dakota by Janet Palazzo-Craig
New Audios: Body of Evidence and Postmortem by Patricia Cornwell; Smokin’ Seventeen by Janet Evanovich; Winter Garden: a novel by Kristin Hannah; Now You See Her by James Patterson; Happy Birthday: a novel by Danielle Steel; Spanish – Onlingo