Central Penn’s library is a trove of resources

It’s small, but it’s tremendous

Smiling man with short hair and a dark gray shirt

By Terrance Hall

Knightly News Reporter


Have you ever felt stuck on a research project and didn’t know where to begin?

Well, if you answered yes, then the Charles “T” Jones Leadership Library is the place to go.

“The mission of Charles ‘T’ Jones Leadership Library is to connect people with information,” Library Director Margaret Schachte said.

Exterior, mostly white, of the Charles "T" Jones Leadership Library at Central Penn College
Photo by Terrance Hall

The library, an anchor of the Central Penn campus, was established in October 2002 and is named for the late local business leader, author and speaker Charles (Charlie) “Tremendous” Jones.

The library is small but mighty. You can use the library’s e-book central database to help you research a project; it has over 100,000 titles.

The library’s shelves also hold about 20,000 titles related to Central Penn’s programs and books on all types of topics, from novels to volumes of poetry to how-to manuals to biographies.

Library Director Margaret Schachte in the
Central Penn library. Photo by Michael Lear-Olimpi

And it has a homepage rich in resources and links to them. It features a chat window for communication with a library worker or the director.

You can borrow books and DVDs, too, and access many other resources.

The library also hosts events. Be on the lookout for an art night Schachte (SHOCK-tee) is planning to hold with the Art Club, and the poetry night she and Professor Michael Lear-Olimpi have planned for Dec. 11, from 4:30 to 6 p.m., in the library’s leadership reading room.

The library is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, and from 1 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday.

It’s closed on weekends, but if you need access to the library, email Schachte at margaretschachte@centralpenn.edu, and she can make arrangements to accommodate your needs.

You can also email Schachte for more information on resources the library offers.

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Edited by media-club co-adviser and blog editor Professor Michael Lear-Olimpi.