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Environmental Education Grants Available I’m pleased to announce that the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has announced the availability of grants as part of its Environmental Education Grant Program. Libraries are eligible to apply as non-profit organizations. ...

FREE classes from the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM): Analyzing News Health News Review: Critically Analyzing Information in the News Health Literacy Establishing a Health Information Literacy Partnership with a Local PublicLibrary Health and Nutrition Literacy:...

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  by Meghan Lynch Business Outreach Librarian Chester County Library The Welcome to the Library program at the Chester County Library in Exton, PA, was inspired by the realization that although new library card holders are given a lot of literature about various library programs...

Deputy Secretary Glenn Miller assists in the ribbon cutting at the new location of Career Link at the Cambria County Library.  Read more in a previous Compendium post. ...

Read about the Pennsylvania Humanities Council’s Teen Reading Lounge Kick Off! ...

Scott Thomas

Scott Thomas, Executive Director of Pennsylvania Integrated Library System (PaILS), a consortium that hosts and supports the open source, Evergreen-based SPARK ILS, announced that several new libraries migrated to SPARK in 2018 with additional libraries queued up for 2019. This...

Are Dogs the New Library Cat? At Red Land Community Library in Etters, Pennsylvania, parents can sign children up for a 15-minute slot to read to a golden retriever. The dogs work on Saturdays, sitting contentedly while children choose a book to read aloud. Karen Hostetter, Library...

Free WebJunction Webinars for You These upcoming webinars are open for registration. If you can’t attend a live session, all WebJunction webinars are recorded and available for free in the Course Catalog. Librarian Evolution: Libraries Thrive When We Change Thursday, November...

Two Programs Highlighted Penn State Extension serves as the community’s resource, providing practical, trusted information to help people, businesses and communities solve problems, develop skills and build a better future. Extension also has a strong history of partnering with...

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On October 27, the Penn Wynne Library held their second Alpacalypse!   Two alpacas from Woodside Alpacas in Souderton, Pennsylvania arrived in a minivan with their handler/owner Carolyn Martin. Cocoa and Frosty paraded through the library into the meeting room, to the delight...