David S. Townend Memorial Fund

Each calendar year a number of titles are purchased through the David S. Townend Memorial Fund. This is the list of titles purchased during the 2017-2018 Academic year.

Established in 1968 and increased thereafter by the family and friends of David S. Townend, class of 1964, of Dallas, PA, in his memory, for library books.

The following electronic resources are being supported.

CQ Researcher: 1925 to Present (Gale): In-depth reports written by award-winning journalists on controversial and important topics of the day, from 1923 to the present. Professionally fact-checked, topics include economics, social issues, international affairs, politics, civil rights, public policy, and more.

JStor (Gale)This multidisciplinary database provides access to full text scholarly journals, mainly in the humanities and social sciences.

Kanopy Stream over 26,000 films, including must-see classic films from The Criterion Collection, documentaries from The Great Courses and PBS, and indie or world cinema sourced from award-winning filmmakers across the globe.

Project MuseThis database provides access to a comprehensive selection of prestigious humanities and social sciences journals.

In addition this fund is supporting Bibliotheca.


  • Children’s Collection M57NA
    Meyers, Kevin
    National parks : a wildlife primer
    Publication Year:2015
    Summary:Visit national parks across the United States via train in this wildlife primer boardbook.


  • Children’s Collection W66CA
    Willems, Mo.
    Can I play too?
    Publication Year:2010
    Summary:Elephant and Piggie learn to play catch with their new friend Snake.


  • Children’s Collection L624H
    Light, Steve.
    Have you seen my dragon?
    Publication Year:2014
    Summary:In the heart of the city, among the taxis and towers, a small boy travels uptown and down, searching for his friend. Readers will certainly spot the glorious beast, plus an array of big-city icons they can count. Is the dragon taking the crosstown bus, or breathing his fiery breath below a busy street? Maybe he took a taxi to the zoo or is playing with the dogs in the park.


  • Children’s Collection M501AMAL
    Meltzer, Brad.
    I am Albert Einstein
    Publication Year:2014
    Summary:"Even when he was a kid, Albert Einstein did things his own way. He thought in pictures instead of words, and his special way of thinking helped him understand big ideas like the structure of music and why a compass always points north. Those ideas made him want to keep figuring out the secrets of the universe. Other people thought he was just a dreamer, but because of his curiosity, Einstein grew up to be one of the greatest scientists the world has ever known."–Amazon.com.


  • Children’s Collection M501AMJI
    Meltzer, Brad
    I am Jim Henson
    Publication Year:2017
    Summary:Presents the creator of the Muppets and describes the creative spirit, performance talents and beliefs in the goodness of people that inspired his career and how he helped create the iconic programs Sesame Street and The Muppet Show.


  • Picture Book CORNWALL
    Cornwall, Gaia.
    Jabari jumps
    Publication Year:2017
    Summary:"Jabari is definitely ready to jump off the diving board. He’s finished his swimming lessons and passed his swim test, and he’s a great jumper, so he’s not scared at all. "Looks easy," says Jabari, watching the other kids take their turns. But when his dad squeezes his hand, Jabari squeezes back. He needs to figure out what kind of special jump to do anyway, and he should probably do some stretches before climbing up onto the diving board. In a sweetly appealing tale of overcoming your fears, newcomer Gaia Cornwall captures a moment between a patient and encouraging father and a determined little boy you can’t help but root for."–Amazon.com


  • Picture Book RUBIN
    Rubin, Adam
    Dragons love tacos 2 : the sequel
    Publication Year:2017
    Summary:"When dragons run out of tacos, they travel back in time to get a fresh supply"–

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