New Books @ the Library

Welcome, here you will find the latest additions to your library!  Listings are grouped by Month and then by collections, please click on the links of the collection you are interested in.  Once you have the .pdf open you can click on the picture of the book to be taken to our online catalog to reserve your book.  Contact us at the library, (814) 929-5639, for help with your reservations or any questions.

March 2021

Gale Presents: Udemy

Stay Ahead of the Learning Curve
Did you know studies show that on average, workers change jobs 12 times in their lifetime?* That’s why it’s important to stay competitive. But how do you learn new technologies and keep up with a full-time job? The solution is Gale Presents: Udemy.

With this online learning platform, users can explore more than 4,000 continuously updated, on-demand video courses across 75 categories in business, technology, design, and more to learn anytime, anywhere. All courses are taught by world-class instructors and, best of all, you can feel good knowing that the content is fresh. Courses are updated or replaced monthly with new material on emerging topics, so learners develop skills in the most relevant, in-demand areas.

Give Yourself Some “Me Time”
Work-life balance hasn’t been overlooked in this content collection. Discover hundreds of courses for personal enrichment, whether it’s learning a new language, tapping into your creative side, or exploring ways to be happy and healthy.

How to Get Started
All it takes is a library card and a Google or Microsoft account to gain access to thousands of online courses. With this resource’s intuitive platform, finding the right course is easy. You can filter search results by course features, competency level, duration, topic, and ratings—and pave your own learning journey. You can also see top courses and trending skills. Plus, smart recommendations provide you with suggested courses based on the previous interactions you’ve had with the platform. When courses are completed, you can download a certificate of course completion.

Preview a Course
Before enrolling, users can review key information about a course, its instructors(s), and read student reviews on the course landing page. Every Gale Presents: Udemy course offers lecture videos the instructor has selected for preview, allowing you to sample the course content and instructor’s teaching style. Take a look at this example.

The employment landscape may be continuously changing, but you can keep up with it. Learn anywhere, at any time, with Gale Presents: Udemy—on-demand learning for in-demand skills. FREE with your library card so Enroll today!

Purchased by Seneca District Libraries.

*Bureau of Labor Statistics of the U.S. Department of Labor, “Number of Jobs, Labor Market Experience, and Earnings Growth: Results from a National Longitudinal Survey,” news release no. USDL-19-1520, August 22, 2019.

Flipster Digital Magazines

Patrons now have access to Flipster, an online magazine service, through the Seneca Library District.

Flipster gives you free online access to some of the most popular magazines from the comfort of your own home. Magazines are available on your computer, tablet, and phone. Flipster is available through your web browser, but apps for tablets and phones are also available for download.

With Flipster, you can read current issues of magazines, along with back issues. Issues can also be searched.

You can visit Flipster by clicking here. You’ll need your library card number in order to log in to the service.

On the sign-in page for Flipster, click the Patron ID login link and use your library barcode number.


  • 5 Ingredients 15 Minutes
  • Book Links
  • Boys’ Life
  • Consumer Reports
  • Consumer Reports Buying Guide
  • Crochet!
  • Family Handyman
  • Girls’ Life
  • Internet Genealogy
  • Library Journal
  • McCall’s Quilting
  • National Geographic
  • National Geographic Kids
  • Pennsylvania Game & Fish
  • Pennsylvania Magazine
  • People
  • Pioneer Woman Magazine
  • Prevention
  • Reader’s Digest
  • School Library Journal
  • Science News
  • Storytime
  • Sugar Boogarz
  • TIME
  • Your Genealogy Today

Pennsylvania’s POWER Library

Our Power Library Code: PL3819Power Library

The POWER Library’s resources are available and free to all Pennsylvania residents.

Click on the POWER Library graphic above, and choose your resource to search. To sign in, you must enter our power library code (PL3819) and the last 6 digits of your library card number.  (For example: PL3819000000)

If you don’t know your library card number, please email me at and I will be able to help you out.

Here are just a few examples of the databases available:

  1. Auto Repair Source:  Discover the most accurate, and up-to-date service and repair information for thousands of domestic and imported vehicles.
  2. Small Engine Repair Reference Center:  Find detailed repair guides for all types of small engines. Search by product type, brand, model/engine type, specific area of model/engine type, and model numbers.
  3. InfoTrac Newstand:  Browse and read full-text newspapers from major U.S. regional, national, and local newspapers, plus leading titles from around the world.
  4. Gale’s Books & Authors:  Discover fiction and non-fiction books that match your interests! Books and Authors is for all levels of readers.
  5. + Many More.  Check out the POWER Library Database Listing for all of the great resources available.

1000 Books B4 Kindergarten

1000 booksDid you know that reading to your child is one of the most powerful ways to boost his or her brainpower? The simple and enjoyable act of sharing books helps your child learn pre-reading skills such as understanding the sounds letters make, developing a bigger vocabulary, and building background knowledge—all important skills that help prepare your child for learning to read and entering kindergarten.

Wilcox Public Library’s 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten program is a fun, exciting, and free way to start your child on the path to success! Any child ages birth to five years can participate. Just follow these steps:

  1. Register: Sign up at the Wilcox Public Library or online via our online software or the downloadable registration form.  Pick up program materials at the library or print them out below.
  2. Track Your Reading: Write down each book you read with your child on your reading record OR go online to our digital log to log your books that you’ve read. (The online log would be easier for the library to manage.)
  3. Every Book Counts: Even if your child wants to hear the same book, again and again, you can count it each time. You can also count the books your child hears in storytime, in daycare or preschool, or with a friend or family member, as long as your child listens to the entire book.
  4. 100-Book Milestones: Each time you read 100 books your child will receive a special reward (sticker, bookmark, etc.).
  5. 1,000 Books: You did it! Come celebrate at the library, see your child’s name placed on the 1,000 Book Wall of Fame, and receive a special prize.
  6. Keep on Reading: Don’t stop at 1,000…Keep on reading together; there’s more learning ahead!

Singing songs, saying rhymes, telling stories, and playing with your child are all great ways to build their literacy skills. Visit the Library often for free programs that are fun and educational for your little one and to find great books to share with your child.

One thousand books may seem impossible, however, if you read just one book a night, you’ll meet your goal in less than 3 years.  If you read three books a night, you could reach your goal in just one year! But don’t feel rushed! 

Ask our friendly staff for suggestions—we’re here to help you on your journey to 1,000 Books before Kindergarten!  Happy Reading!ch your goal in just one year! But don’t feel rushed!

  • If your child is 0 years old – read 1 book per DAY or 4 books per WEEK to complete the program.
  • If your child is 1 year old – read 1 book per DAY or 5 books per WEEK to complete the program.
  • If your child is 2 years old – read 1 book per DAY or 7 books per WEEK to complete the program.
  • If your child is 3 years old – read 2 books per DAY or 10 books per WEEK to complete the program.
  • If your child is 4 years old – read 3 books per DAY or 20 books per WEEK to complete the program.

Downloads for the Program

1000 B4K_Parents Letter                            registration form

1to100                              101to200                          201to300

301to400                          401to500                          501to600

601to700                          701to800                          801to900


Additional Downloads to Assist You

Enjoy EBooks, & Audiobooks, Anytime, Anywhere

OverdriveAccess popular titles from your phone or tablet 24/7

We are proud to offer you best-selling and classic eBooks, and digital audiobooks available 24/7 from the library’s digital collection, or by downloading Libby, the one-tap reading app.

You can browse the collection, borrow with your library card, and enjoy on your computer, tablet, smartphone or eReader. Borrowed eBooks, and audiobooks can be enjoyed immediately in your web browser or can be downloaded to the free Libby app for mobile devices. Digital titles can also be enjoyed on tablets and eReader devices such as the iPad®, NOOK®, and Kindle® [U.S. Libraries only]. No matter how you plan to enjoy, titles will automatically expire at the end of the lending period. There are no late fees!

With hundreds of popular titles to choose from, this new collection is guaranteed to have something for everyone. You can enjoy best-sellers and classic literature, stories for kids and teens, and much more anytime, anywhere.

This new service, powered by OverDrive, is free with your library card. To get started enjoying eBooks, and audiobooks, visit or download the Libby app today.