Ancestry® Library Edition, distributed exclusively by ProQuest and powered by, delivers billions of records in census data, vital records, directories, photos, and more from countries all over the world. Please note this resource is only available in the library.



AtoZ Food America

This exciting resource contains more than 2,000 state, regional, and ethnic recipes—including food culture articles—as well as historical and reference articles including an ingredients section. AtoZ Food America is the largest food database of its kind focused solely on diverse American cuisine.

Anyone can access AtoZ Food America using the library’s computers, or from anywhere with their library card. AtoZ Food America also enables users to forward recipes to friends by email and even create their own personal cookbook of favorite recipes.

AtoZ Food America was designed for culinary institutes, students, world travelers, cooking clubs, adventurous eaters, and anyone who wants to learn about American cuisine without having to purchase multiple individual cookbooks.



AtoZ The USA

This library database is an unmatched resource for information about the people, culture, geography, government, history, indigenous peoples, food, and symbols of the US states and the United States itself.

Anyone can access AtoZ the USA using the library’s computers, or from anywhere with their library card. The database covers 110 topics for each state, territory, and the District of Columbia, and 118 topics for the USA as a country.

ABC the USA was designed for students, educators, and anyone who wants to develop an in-depth understanding of the USA.



AtoZ the World

Curious about the world? AtoZ World Culture TM has you covered. With AtoZ World Culture TM, information about world history, cultures, languages, foods, religions, and much more is just a click away. With 175 Country Culture Guides covering over 60 topics each, AtoZ World Culture TM offers a breadth and depth of content that is unmatched by any other single resource.



Auto Repair Source and Small Engine Repair Reference Center

Discover the most accurate, authoritative and up-to-date service and repair information for thousands of domestic and imported vehicles. All content comes from the Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM) and includes step-by-step repair information, diagrams, maintenance schedules, parts and labor estimates, service bulletins and recalls.


Find detailed repair guides for all types of small engines. Offers assistance in providing routine maintenance (tune-ups, brake service) as well as extensive repairs such as engine and transmission disassembly. Search by product type, brand, model/engine type, specific area of model/engine type and model numbers.




Watch videos and read books about Animals and Nature, Earth and Sky, People and Places, ABC’s and 1, 2, 3’s, Family and Community, Music and Rhyme, Adventure, and more. Enjoy read aloud with words highlighting and interactive games. Some films and books are available in Spanish too!



Ebooks and Eaudiobooks are available to all library patrons in the Altoona District which includes Blair, Bedford, and Huntingdon County.




Ebooks, Eaudiobooks, comics, movies and music are available to all Bedford County library patrons.



Lingo Lite

Possessing an understanding of foreign languages is essential in today’s globalized world. Even learning basic terms such as “Hello” and “Thank you” in another language helps.

LingoLITE is an image- and video-based foreign language learning tool for 260 of the most basic words and terms in 30 languages. LingoLITE uses Associative Multimedia Learning, to help the user associate an image with the correct foreign word without first translating it into their native language.




PA Job Resources

The Pennsylvania Job Resources page on the POWER Library Portal offers links to resources that provide:

  • Thousands of job openings to match job-seekers and employers
  • Credible workforce and economic statistics
  • Career and college planning
  • The Pennsylvania Career Guide



Power Kids

All Power Kids E-Resources.



Power Library

POWER Library e-resources provide access to thousands of full-text periodical articles, newspapers, a major encyclopedia, photographs, pictures, charts, maps, and reference material for Pennsylvanians of all ages.



Power Teens

All Power Teens E-Resources.



Learn about people, places, nature, history, and science from videos and eBooks on topics such as American Indians, Ancient Civilizations, Farm to Table, The Civil War, Continents, The Thirteen Colonies, U.S. Government, Disasters, Earth Science, Experiments, Extreme Science, Nature, and many more.




CSB2 STEM Ecosystem school and library access to TumbleMath is made possible by a PAsmart grant from the Pennsylvania Department of Education and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Tom Wolf, Governor.

TumbleMath is a collection of animated and narrated math picture books covering K-5 math concepts using stories and literature to reinforce concepts. Math picture books fall into one of three categories. 1. Fundamental math picture books are based soley around a math concept. 2. Embedded math picture books have the math embedded into the story, and the plot stands alone. 3. Connected math picture books do not have math concepts in place but teachers can make connections to math through think-aloud activities and class discussions. Books are accompanied by lesson plans and thousands of quizzes created by math teachers, searchable by Common Core standards. combines online tutoring, homework help, test preparation, and career support with a variety of self-study resources to provide a well-balanced and flexible educational environment designed to meet the individual needs of all learners.