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The Space Science Institute’s National Center for Interactive Learning (NCIL) provides interactive STEM exhibits, programming, and training to public libraries nationwide through its Science‐Technology Activities and Resources Library Network (STAR Net).  Learn more and...

From October 16-25 you can participate in a FREE workshop on How to Build a Thriving Nonprofit.  It is presented by Joan Garry. ...

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NASA Week at the Darby Free Library from Sept. 17 to Sept. 22, 2018 The Darby Free Library was given permission to borrow moon rocks, meteorite samples and an Apollo Spacesuit Mockup through the NASA@MY Library Grant. Moon rocks and meteorite samples visited every classroom...

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  Rev. Dr. Cynthia Huling Hummel appeared at the Bradford County Library to discuss her challenges with being diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer’s disease.  To help deal with her illness, Dr. Huling Hummel created 36 masks, each one reflecting her emotions at different...

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Multi-District Staff Development Workshop: Effectively Dealing with Challenging Individuals Dealing with challenging people and situations can be a fact of life, particularly while working in a public library. The Central Pennsylvania, Altoona, and Johnstown districts hosted an...

Grantseeking for Libraries Funding sources for libraries is an important discussion for library staff, board members, and even the community at large. Finding and increasing funding from private sources allows libraries to better meet the needs of their communities....

Statistics for More Than 40 Demographic and Economic Topics Provide Detailed Profiles of Communities Nationwide SEPT. 13, 2018 — The U.S. Census Bureau today released its most detailed look at America’s people, places and economy with new statistics on income, poverty,...

WebJunction Webinar: Revitalizing Library Volunteer Engagement Tuesday, September 18, 2018 3:00 – 4:00pm Register to attend Library volunteerism is evolving. Gone are the days of looking for tasks to keep your volunteers busy. Libraries are now enlisting high...

Hispanic Heritage Month is September 15-October 15. Nonprofit Technology lists Hispanic and Latino Organizations.  The resources offered by these organizations may be helpful for your patrons! ...

NEWS RELEASE: CB18-145 SEPT. 13, 2018 — The U.S. Census Bureau today released its most detailed look at America’s people, places and economy with new statistics on income, poverty, health insurance and more than 40 other topics from the American Community Survey (ACS). Many...