Lego Building Contest Results

The results of the Coudersport Public Library Lego® Building Contest are in and the winners are as follows.  Winners in the Birth to 5 year category are: 1st place-Ellie Greene; 2nd place- Caitlyn Rothermel; 3rd place – Eli Rothermel. Winners in the 6-7 year category are 1st place – Layla Bartlett; 2nd place – Gavin Rothermel; and 3rd place- (Tie) Savannah Gill and Anneliese Morley.  Winners in the 8-9 year category are 1st place – Ty Small; 2nd place – Gideon Morley; and 3rd place – Ethan Ross. Winners in the 10 year old category are 1st place – Evan McKeone; 2nd place – Seth Batterson; and 3rd place – Scotty Robinson.  Winners in the 11 year old category are 1st place – Luke Greene; 2nd place – Laura Rothermel; and 3rd place – Guy Dunn.  Winners in the 14- 15 year old category are 1st place – Connor Rothermel; and 2nd place – Josiah Howe.

All of the participants did a wonderful job and we are so proud of the work they did on their Lego® building creations!  Lego® creations and prizes can be picked up on Tuesday, April 1, and Wednesday, April 2, at the library.  Thank you to all of our participants and to our volunteer judges!

Spring Books and Babies Lapsit Program

The Library will continue offering the Books and Babies Lapsit program in April and May.  This program is for babies ages 0-2 years and their caregivers.  The 20-30 minute program will meet weekly on Wednesday mornings at 10 am from April 2 – May 28.  The Books and Babies program will emphasize adult and child interaction through short, colorful books, fingerplays, rhymes, and songs.  There will also be time following the program for adults and babies to make new friends and engage in creative play.  Recent research shows that children under three years of age who are sung to, played with, cuddled, and READ to are building bridges in their brains that will last a lifetime. We want to help you discover stories and activities you can repeat at home to assist in the development of bridges in your children’s brains.  This can lead your child to a love of language and the love of lifelong learning. Registration is not required for this drop-in program.  Please contact us at the library with any questions!

Next Generation eBooks

Access to eBooks from our library will be easier in the coming weeks as we debut OverDrive’s Next Generation program at, a service of the North Central Library District.

Some of the key benefits include:

  • One-Step Checkout™: Once you’ve logged in with your library card number, it just takes one click to borrow a title.
  • OverDrive Read™: Browser-based technology enables instant access to eBooks, online or offline, with no software or downloading required. All you’ll need is a computer or device with a modern web browser. If the title is available to borrow, you can download the title–as you’ve always been able to–or you can choose to start reading right away in your web browser. If you choose browser-based reading, your progression will sync across devices. For example, if you leave off at page 47 on your computer, you’ll start at page 47 on your iPad®!
  • A new responsive design optimizes the website for mobile and desktop use. So regardless of what device you use, the experience will be the same.
  • Powerful discovery tools enable you to find your next book fast with filtered search, personalized title recommendations and more. It’s just like online shopping!

eBranch2Go – a collection of 3,469 eBooks and 2,354 audio books available now and more titles added every month. Be sure to ‘check it out’.

Watch the Preview video

We look forward to providing our community with this fast and easy new experience. If you have any questions, be sure to contact us at 814-274-9382 or

We now offer free Ask a Librarian Sessions

We are happy to offer Ask a Librarian Sessions at the Coudersport Public Library to offer you assistance in the following areas

  • assisting in getting started or troubleshooting downloadable eBooks and eAudiobooks
  • helping getting started with genealogy resources, including online resources and our collection of local newspapers on microfilm
  • offering individual assistance with computer questions like setting up email, learning how to use Windows 8, starting a job search, and finding information online
  • providing in-depth help finding the best books, articles, and database resources for your projects, papers, or presentations

Please note this is a technology learning service. We cannot troubleshoot or help with malfunctioning computers and devices.

To request a one-on-one session with a library staff member, please call the library at 814-274-9382 or email us at  We can schedule a 30-60 minute appointment to fit your schedule, either in the daytime or in the evening.  We can offer follow-up appointments if you would like more assistance. There is no cost for this service.  You can also bring in your own technological devices if you would like.  If you have a question about a subject that is not listed above, we can try to help you with that as well!  Please feel free to call and ask if we can help.  If we don’t have an immediate answer, we will try to find one for you!

Preschool Story Hour Winter Schedule

Coudersport Public Library

Winter / Spring 2014

Pre-School Story Hour

Tuesdays @ 10am

February 4: Winter Animals

February 11: Valentine Surprise

February 18: Cookie Counting

February 25: Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss!

March 4: Quack Quack! Honk Honk!

March 11: Pot of Gold

March 18: Rain Rain Rain!

March 25: Bee A Reader

April 1: Spring is Here!

April 8: Run Rabbit, Run!

April 15: Easter Eggs

April 22: E is for Earth

April 29: We Love Trees

May 6: In My Garden

May 13: Carnival of Fun

Library Sponsoring Lego Contest

Coudersport Public Library
LEGO® Contest

Enter the 1st Coudersport Public Library LEGO® Contest and show off your LEGO® creation! Entries will be accepted at the library March 20-21. LEGO® creations will be displayed in the library and online, March 24-28. Winners will be announced on our website and Facebook page on Monday, March 31.  Categories are 0-5 years, 6-10 years, 11-14 years, 15-18 years, and 19 and over.

Contest Rules & Guidelines

1. Use your own LEGO®, DUPLO®, MEGA BLOKS®, or other LEGO® compatible plastic bricks.
2. No other materials (glue, paper, etc.) are permitted in the creation of your entry.
3. Entries must be your own creation, not a kit, project found online, or in a magazine, etc.
4. Bring your completed project to the library for the competition and complete an entry form at the library.
5. One entry per participant or team. Those entering with a team cannot also enter individually.
6. Team projects will be placed in the age category of the oldest participant on the team.
7. Prizes will be awarded in five categories: 0-5 years, 6-10 years, 11-14 years, 15-18 years, and 19 and over.
8. Your creation must fit within a space of 24 x 24 inches.
9. Your completed project may be no more than two feet tall.
10. Entries exceeding maximum dimensions will not be considered for prizes.
11. Entries must be picked up between March 31 – April 2.
12. Your LEGO® creation will be on display and open to public viewing. The library is not responsible for damage or loss.
13. A panel of judges will determine the winner. The judges’ decisions are final.

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