North Central Library District

Connecting the power of libraries.

A service of the James V. Brown Library

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For our District Members

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We offer a large variety of services including:  reference, postage paid interlibrary loan, continuing education opportunities for library boards and staff, ebooks and audios, cataloging assistance, and website services.

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If you have any questions, we are here to help find the answer. Our advisory services are provided to local library directors, trustees, municipal officials, and the people we serve.

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If you wish to have some more in-depth discussions, our consultation services are provided to member libraries in the areas of strategic planning, grant writing, board development, marketing and advocacy.

District Advisory Council Meetings

April 19th | 10AM to Noon

James V Brown Library, Lowry Room

June 7th | 10AM to Noon

Herr Memorial Library, Mifflinburg

October 11 | 10AM to Noon

Monroeton Public Library, Monroeton

Past Meeting Minutes

About Us

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The North Central Library District provides support services to 40 state-aided libraries in 45 facilities across an 11 county area in north central Pennsylvania. NCLD is the largest geographic district in the state. It is comprised of 4 federated systems, 2 consolidated systems, and 9 independent libraries. The majority of libraries are small and rural. James V Brown Library, located in Williamsport, Lycoming County, is the District Library Center. The NCLD employs 1 full time District Consultant, 1 full time Technology Consultant, and 1 part-time Youth Services Consultant. We are a source of assistance to member libraries and the people they serve. We serve as the liaison and channel of communication between local libraries and the Office of Commonwealth Libraries.

Message Corner

PA One Book – Annual Reports

Hello Everyone, Just a little reminder to order your PA One Books if you haven’t already. The orders should go in ASAP as supplies are limited. The order form is attached. You may have seen that the Pennsylvania Public Library Data Collection (annual report) is open....

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Overtime Rule

Good Morning, FYI: In case you haven’t heard, a federal district judge in Texas issued a preliminary injunction blocking the implementation of the Overtime Final Rule. Barring a last minute appeal, the overtime rule will not go into effect as scheduled on December 1....

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One Book Info

Good Morning Everyone, I recently read an article in the Compendium about the 2017 One Book Every Young Child Program title selection. The selected title is Daniel Finds a Poem by author/illustrator Micha Archer. Here’s a link to the article. The article contains a...

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