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Public libraries may apply to receive a programming kit for “The Vietnam War,” a 10-part documentary film by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick that will air on PBS stations beginning Sept. 17. Fifty public libraries will be selected.  Read more.   ...

It’s no longer just the GED.  Three options are available in Pennsylvania for people to obtain a Commonwealth Secondary School Diploma (CSSD). The Pennsylvania Department of Education has provided a hand-out for you to compare the options (HiSET, GED, and the 30 College...

Erin Wincek is the new Director of the Erie County Public Library.  Read more on YourErie.com. ...

Trustee Training  will be held at the Doubletree by Hilton Hotel in Reading, PA Saturday, August 12, 2017 Registration and continental breakfast begins at 9:30 a.m. Lunch and all-day beverage service is also included. Please join attorney, David Spitko of the Law Offices of David...

All are webinars, unless noted. Please note that we have a new class registration system which requires obtaining an NNLM account prior to registration. Learn how to register for classes from the NTO. NNLM and NLM classes are free and open to all. Please feel free to share these...

Kristen Albright, Instructional Media Specialist at Penns Valley Area School District, Spring Mills, was a runner up for the 2017 Tech & Learning Leader of the Year contest.  She stood out for robotics and coding in her rural district.  Read about the awards. ...

Learn about FREE two day Professional development events: the Future Ready Institute will be held in Philadelphia on October 11-12. ...

Read about the Bucks County Free Library and the Bensalem, Levittown Libraries offering FREE food to children!  The community is liking and sharing the information about the summer food program on the library’s Facebook pages too–over 100 ‘likes’ and over...

Glenn R. Miller

  The Office of Commonwealth Libraries has established a website that supports the Turning Outward initiative. From it, you can: Obtain an overview View a webinar recording that describes what you would learn at the Public Innovators Lab. Learn More about the Turning Outward...

Karey Killian is the recipient of the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE ) Librarians Network Primary Award! Killian, the elementary librarian in the Milton Area School District,  was selected from among librarians around the world.   Here’s the link...