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Posted July 24, 2013 in Altoona, Community Featured

We’re still in the middle of a hectic and busy summer of activities at the Altoona Public Library. There is a lot more fun to be offered before you start back to school.

Beneath The Surface
Our teen reading program still has one more month to run. You receive one punch for every book checked out (up to five a day) and three punches for every teen event you attend. The grand prize is a $50 gift card to Barnes & Noble. Be sure to keep reading. The final day for the teen reading program is Aug. 31.

Adult summer reading
“Groundbreaking Reads” is our adult summer reading program. There is still plenty of time to participate. Enter your name for each program you attend or for books you check out (up to three per checkout). Additional information is available on our website and at the circulation desk.

Come to our next film offering for adults, “Blair Witch Project” on Monday, Aug. 19 at 6:30 p.m.

Dig Into Reading
Our younger patrons have until Saturday, Aug. 3, to redeem their reading log for prizes and enter for the grand prize of a brand new bicycle.

Camouflaged animal program
Learn how and why an animal has natural camouflage at a program presented by the Neal Smith National Wildlife Refuge at 1 p.m. Tuesday, July 30.

Downloadable music from the library website
The library has now joined Library Ideas™, a network of Public Library websites that offers access to more than three million songs. The Freegal™ Music Service will allow patrons to access more than 10,000 music labels from 65 different countries.

Under the terms of the agreement, registered card holders of the Altoona Public Library living in Altoona or rural Polk County can download three Freegal Music tracks in the MP3 format each week at no cost to patrons via   The library provides the service through a subscription agreement.

Superhero Spectacular
Join us for crafts, games and stories to bring out your inner hero. It will be fun for all ages. Pre-registration is required for this Tuesday, July 30 event at 6 p.m.

Teen dinner and a movie
As the month winds down, perhaps your teen would like to take in a movie? Watch “The Host,” based on a book by “Twilight” author Stephanie Meyer.

Showtime is at 5 p.m. for grades 6 and up only on Wednesday, July 31. Those younger than 13 require a signed permission form from a parent.

Kids’ movie
Meanwhile, there will be a movie for the younger patrons scheduled for Wednesday, August 21, at 3 p.m. The movie will be announced as the date draws near. Of course, it’s free to attend.

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