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Celebrating 10 Years of the Susquehanna Life Magazine Pennsylvania Collection

Susquehanna Life magazine publisher Erica Shames (right) with Rachael Waugh, assistant director of the Public Library for Union County, displaying some of the books about Pennsylvania donated to the library by the magazine.  

Susquehanna Life magazine and the Public Library for Union County are celebrating the 10-year anniversary of the creation of the Susquehanna Life Magazine Pennsylvania Collection at the library.

The collection was started a decade ago by Susquehanna Life magazine to call attention, and provide library patrons access, to the many books written about Pennsylvania.   

“We’re pleased to be able to offer books about Pennsylvania to library users,” said Shames. “Over time, the collection has expanded to include hundreds of books that shed light on all aspects of Pennsylvania’s attributes.”

Susquehanna Life magazine’s most recent donation of 35 books about Pennsylvania bring the total number of books donated to over 450. 

The Susquehanna Life Magazine Pennsylvania Collection at the library is a diverse collection of books highlighting life in Pennsylvania from many different perspectives, including history, travel, outdoor recreation, culture and art. Among the collection are dozens of first-edition books, and several out-of-print works.

The Susquehanna Life Magazine Pennsylvania Collection is housed in a shelving unit located to the left of the newspaper section in the library. Comfortable seating nearby encourages readers to relax and browse these regionally-related materials that offer glimpses of the positive, little-known and under-appreciated aspects of life in Pennsylvania.

Throughout its 27-year history, Susquehanna Life magazine, headquartered in Lewisburg, has built a powerful connection with residents and visitors to the 27 counties of Central Pennsylvania in which it circulates. The magazine’s unique content encourages readers to see, do and discover all that this special region has to offer.

“Books [and magazines] remain one of the best ways to learn about and experience new things,” said Shames. “This collection is filled with the most recent releases from regional and national publishers. We encourage everyone to seek it out.”


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