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Bradford County Library System

Spalding Memorial (Athens)
Green Free (Canton)
Monroeton Public
Towanda Public
Allen F. Pierce (Troy)
Mather Memorial (Ulster)
Wyalusing Public Library

Lycoming County Library System
Hughesville Area Public
James V. Brown Library
Jersey Shore Public
Montgomery Area Public
Muncy Public
W.B. Konkle Memorial

Potter-Tioga Library System

Blossburg Memorial
Coudersport Public
Elkland Area Community
Galeton Public
Genesee Area
Green Free
Knoxville Public
Mansfield Free Public
Oswayo Valley Memorial
Willis I. Lewis Memorial
Westfield Public

Snyder County Library System

Beavertown
McClure
Middleburg
Selinsgrove


Columbia County


McBride Memorial Library
(Berwick)

Bloomsburg Public Library


Columbia County Traveling Library




Northumberland County

Degenstein Community Library

Montgomery House Library

Milton Public Library

Priestley-Forsyth Memorial Library

Other Libraries

Annie Halenbake Ross Library

(Lock Haven)

Sullivan County Library (Dushore)

Thomas Beaver Free (Danville)