Just passing this along for our friends at the Blair County Conservation District

An Urban Agriculture Bus Tour in PittsburghUrban Ag Pittsburgh Bus Tour is offered on June 28th from 7 AM -6:30 PM.  Tour the “Greenest Building in the World” at Phipps Conservancy, stroll the rooftop garden of the Allegheny Courthouse, visit Braddock Farm, a working farm in the city, and learn about the Homewood YMCA’s backyard garden program.

$30 fee includes lunch. Registration deadline is June 19th.

Offered by the Blair County Conservation District ‘s Urban Agriculture program.

For more information or to register call Beth Futrick at 696-0877 x3329 or email her at bfutrick@blairconservationdistrict.org

Summer Reading – Ages Infant to High School

Build a Better World LogoJune 11 @5pm Kick Off at the Altoona Curve Stop by the Library table on the concourse for giveaways, prizes and to pick up your summer reading log.
June 13 @10am Welcome Altoona Curve players
June 20 @10am Blair Clearfield Assoc. for the Blind Mascot Reckless w/ Vision Screening
June 27 @10am WPSU Carolyn Donaldson and Cat in the Hat
July 4         Celebrate the Fourth of July Library Closed
July 11 @ 10am Suzanne Black Blair County Conservation District
July 18 @10am Blair County Dairy Princess and dairy activity.
July 25 @10am Katrina Pope IRC Education /Enforcement Coordinator with a recycling activity


Art on the Porch @ 12:30 w/ Miss Paula Miller June 15, 29, July13, 27, Aug. 3, 17 All Ages of children welcome to participate.
Block Play 12:30pm-1:30pm Mondays. An hour of CONSTRUCTIVE FUN playing with wooden blocks all ages welcome
Crafternoon get Artsy and Crafty every week at our DIY table .
Lego my Library Summer Challenge Club (ages 6 and up) Thursdays @ 11am. Imagine, build design and play with Miss Jen.
Little Sprouts (infants to 24 mo. w/adult)-with Miss Pauline starting June 13 @10am Enjoy stories, songs and play time with your little one every Tuesday morning.
Lego Mindstorms (ages 8 &up) Tuesdays 1:00pm until 2:00pm July 18,25 & August 1, 8. The program is geared for ages 8 and up. Space is very limited for this 4 week session. Please register 224-2994
Lunch Bunch @11:30 Trinity United Methodist Church June 15, 29, July13, 27, Aug. 3,17 w/ Miss Paula Miller for crafts & Activities
Picture taking for Beginners (Ages 10-14): Bring your own picture taking device (iPod, cell phone, iPad or camera) or borrow one of ours as we learn the basics of picture taking. We will learn the rule of thirds, discuss lighting and backgrounds, learn about different perspectives and close-ups, and we will create a picture slideshow. Even if you’ve been taking pictures for a while, this class will help you improve your picture taking skills. When registering for a class, please state if you will be bringing your own device or if you will need to borrow one of ours. Please call to register 224-2994


Special Thank you to our Summer Reading 2017 Program sponsors: 

Deb Moyer Show Tack, Woodbury Lodge, Floors by Butch, Headline Marketing, Subway, Sweet Frog, Original Italian Pizza Roaring Spring, McDonald’s, Applebees, Sub Zero, Chipotle, Barnes and Noble

Help Influence the Future of Our County

Alleghenies AheadWant to have a say in the future of your community? Short on time?

The Blair County Planning  Commission seeks your input for their new strategic plan – ALLEGHENIES AHEAD.

Please  provide the Commission  with your views on how your tax dollars should be spent on issues such as: blighted properties, drugs, infrastructure, shopping, economic development.

Visit http://allegheniesahead.com/calendar/ to complete a brief survey.

Responses to the survey will guide the decision making process.

More info on the project at allegheniesahead.com

For assistance, or to request a paper copy of the survey, please call (814) 693-2080