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Thank you, Dan and Suzie Hawbaker!
Schlow Library would like to recognize and thank Dan and Suzie Hawbaker as Diamond Sponsors for the “Meet the Sportswriters” Celebration, held at the Library in October. The Hawbakers are active philanthropists in the community and longtime supporters of Schlow Library. Schlow Library would not be as it is today without the support of the Hawbakers!

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Get Some Good Reads at Goodreads
Love your librarian’s book recommendations, but can’t make it to the library? Schlow has you covered! Now you can enjoy virtual book recommendations with Schlow’s Goodreads page. Our librarians have reviewed some of their personal favorites and are eager to share their recommendations with you. Also on Goodreads, join our online book discussion group and enjoy the stimulating conversation of a book club anywhere you have an Internet connection! 

Want to stay in touch with Schlow, but not on Goodreads? Check in with us on Tumblr, Pinterest, Facebook and Twitter. We are where you are!

Wrap Up Some Holiday Fun
Looking for a DIY project that will personalize your holiday gift giving - and help save money? Look no further than our Schlow Studio, where, during the month of December, you can make holiday gift wrap using the free materials supplied by Schlow. Schlow Studio is open to teens and adults and is located in the second floor Sun Room. Stop in and join the #LibraryMade revolution!

Show Your Number
Help us help you faster! When checking out, please show your library card (or just the number) and help improve accuracy and efficiency at Schlow.

Not sure where your card is? For a limited time, patrons can get one free card replacement. No room in your wallet? Use one of the many account management apps (such as Stocard or Key Ring) to store your library card in your smartphone - or simply take a picture of the back of your library card.

Thanks in advance from your friends at Schlow.

Help Schlow Thrive
What makes Schlow great? You do! Day in, day out, you inspire us with your love of books and passion for learning. And, you provide the support that helps keep Schlow’s doors open. At press time, with the state budget impasse in its fifth month, Schlow is reaching into cash reserves to cover operating costs. Your donations are especially helpful during this challenging time.

If a state budget is not passed by January, Schlow will be forced to either cut services or take out a loan to bridge the gap where state funding would have been. Thank you to those of you who have reached out to elected officials to advocate for the library and other community-based organizations.
And, thank you to the many donors who have already contributed to our annual fund drive! Look for your annual fund drive letter in the mail, or make your tax deductible donation online. Thank you!

Holiday Hours
Happy Thanksgiving from your friends at Schlow Library!

Please note the following changes to our hours:
Wednesday, November 25 - Closing at 6pm
Thursday, November 26 - Closed
Friday, November 27 - Closed
Friday, December 11 - Closing at 1pm
Wednesday, December 23 - Closing at 6pm
Thursday, December 24 - Closed
Friday, December 25 - Closed
Saturday, December 26 - Closed
Sunday, December 27 - Closed
Monday, December 28 - Closing at 6pm
Tuesday, December 29 - Closing at 6pm
Wednesday, December 30 - Closing at 6pm
Thursday, December 31 - Closing at 6pm
Friday, January 1 - Closed

Upcoming Events: Enrichment for All Ages at Schlow
Gadgets for Grownups: eReader and Tablet Buying Guide: Saturday, December 5, 10:30 a.m. (Registration required. Please call 237-6236.)

Penn State Thespians present “Junie B. Jones”: Saturday, December 5, 11:00 a.m. & 2:30 p.m and Sunday, December 6, 2:30 p.m.

Finals Lounge: Sunday, December 13 - Thursday, December 17
Find a quiet place to plug in and study! Check our website for hours.

Thank You, Barbara Palmer!
Schlow Library is pleased to feature Barbara Palmer as one of the Diamond Sponsors to the Schlow Library Celebration event “Meet the Sportswriters” that was held in early October. Barbara is a delightful woman who invited Manager of Philanthropy Molly Hetrick to her lovely home for this interview, where she shared some of the beautiful art pieces that grace her home.

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Schlow Celebration Raises More Than $50,000

What a wonderful birthday party Schlow’s building had on October 2! Big thanks to all the sponsors and attendees, as well as to Mimi Barash Coppersmith and the Town&Gown staff for their roles in making the event a success!

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Sponsor Spotlight
Many generous individuals and businesses provided sponsorship for our Schlow Celebration on October 2. This month, we are pleased to share profiles of the following sponsors: AccuWeather, Harrison’s Wine Grill and Catering, Lion’s Gate Apartments, Mount Nittany Health, and Penn State Libraries.

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Calling All Bargain Hunters
A quarter won’t buy you a phone call anymore, but at Schlow Library it can transport you to another world. Stop by the Schlow Library used book sale, available every day on the first and second floor, and check out our twenty-five cent paperback collection - or upgrade to a hardback for only a few dollars. With topics ranging from sports to space to spaghetti (and more), Schlow’s used book sale lets you take home the titles you love at budget prices.

And, while you have your wallet out, be sure to pick up a Schlow Library mug or reusable tote bag. The sale of all these items directly supports your library, so stock up today!

Unleashing Our Inner Superhero
Headed to the Centre County Super Fair on Saturday, November 14? Be sure to stop by the Schlow Library table, where Schlow librarians will be engaging the community in fun, educational activities, as well as registering new library card holders.

The Super Fair will take place Saturday, November 14 from 10:00am to 2:00pm at Mount Nittany Middle School in Boalsburg. The Centre County Super Fair will feature more than 100 vendors and special guests Super Heroes for Kids, Adam Swartz Puppets and Magician Ben Salinas. Hope to see you there!

Thank you, Nickie and Warren Askov!
Schlow Library is pleased to feature Warren and Nickie Askov as one of the Diamond Donors to the Schlow Library Celebration event “Meet the Sportswriters”. The Askovs moved to State College in 1974 when Nickie was offered a position in the Penn State College of Education as an Associate Professor. Their two children, ages 4 and 9 months, were involved in activities at Schlow from an early age, and the Askovs were committed to literacy both in their professional lives and with their own children.

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Celebrate with us, Schlow style
How would you expect a library to celebrate the tenth anniversary of its building? With a celebration of books, of course! Schlow is celebrating the tenth anniversary of its 211 S. Allen Street building in a way that one would expect from book lovers - with exciting author visits on October 1 and 2.

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Sponsor Spotlight
Many generous individuals and businesses have provided sponsorship for our Schlow Celebration. This month, we are pleased to share profiles of sponsors Mimi Barash Coppersmith, Centre Eye Physicians and Surgeons, First National Bank, and Susan and David Werner. Stay tuned for profiles of Dan and Suzie Hawbaker, Harrison’s Wine Grill, Eileen Leibowitz, Mount Nittany Health, Barbara Palmer, and more in our October eNews!

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Everyone has a story. Tell yours with a One Button Studio - coming soon.
Schlow Library had the honor of presenting the exciting, innovative plans for a One Button Studio to the members of the Centre Foundation Anniversary Circle on Sept 4. Three organizations presented ideas to the Anniversary Circle donors and Schlow was honored as a Runner Up with a prize of $2,000 to go toward the One Button Studio.

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Prevent intellectual malnutrition: dine at Harrison’s
Savory Hunan grilled chicken salad. Sea bass with lobster butter. Bacon-wrapped scallops. Is your mouth watering yet? Ours is! If you’re like us, you’ll head over to Harrison’s between October 4 and 17, where you can sate your appetite for delectable, locally-sourced foods, and help support your library at the same time.

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I scream. You scream. We all scream for ice cream!
Looking for a way to liven up your Thursday afternoon? Research Unplugged returns October 8, with an all-star line-up of presentations sure to please - starting with Thomas Palchak of the Berkey Creamery, taking listeners through the process of ice cream making, “from cow to cone.” Our usual refreshments of coffee and bagels will be replaced during Tom’s talk with some surprise ice cream flavors direct from the Creamery!

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Way to go, Schlow readers!
At the start of the Summer Reading Program, Schlow set the ambitious goal of 170,000 checked out items in 80 days. We are thrilled to report that Schlow readers exceeded this goal! At the conclusion of Summer Reading, the check-outs numbered 174,689.

“Averaging some 2,000 items a day, our patrons have demonstrated that this is a community that loves to read!” says Lisa Rives Collens, Head of Patron Services.

Keep up the great work, Schlow readers!

Upcoming Events at Schlow Library: Enrichment for All Ages
Kindermusik: Saturday, October 3, 10:00am and 11:00am
Call 235-7817 to register.
Teen Reading Lounge: Saturday, October 10, 1:00pm-4:00pm
Call 235-7816 to register.
Penn State Reads Author Visit: Tuesday, October 13, 7:30pm
Special location: Days Inn, 240 S. Pugh Street
Russell Gold will discuss his book, “The Boom: How Fracking Ignited the American Energy Revolution and Changed the World”.

Read to Your Child and Enter to Win a Storybook Quilt

In August, Schlow Library launched its 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten program. Recently, the program had its first finisher, 20-month-old Mae Chazal! The 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten program encourages caregivers to read 1,000 books to their children before they begin kindergarten. An ambitious endeavor, to be sure - but one that is of critical importance. Studies show that reading to children helps build their vocabulary and promotes reading readiness, and helps prepare them for a lifetime of reading and learning.

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