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John Grayshaw

By John Grayshaw Library Director, Middletown Public Library When Star Trek first came out in the 1960’s many of the concepts it introduced were revolutionary such as starships, transporters, and phasers. But some of the futuristic technology like automatic doors and communicators/cell...

Leslie LaBarte, District Consultant for the Warren Library Association, received a US Department of Agriculture (USDA) award for her work with the Summer Food Service Program.   Read about the libraries in the Seneca Library District that will offer snacks this summer. Check...

Twenty-seven projects totaling $5, 939,310 were recently awarded Keystone grants. See the list of awarded projects below. The competitive grant is used to award matching construction and facilities grants to municipalities that sponsor state-aided public libraries. Grants pay up...

There is an exciting addition to the WebJunction Course Catalog this month. Since 2015, Design for Learning: 21st Century Online Teaching and Learning Skills for Library Workers (D4L) has been teaching library workers how to design instruction and teach online. These courses were...

Judith O’Connor Memorial Fund Scholarships are open to applications from nonprofit board members, with less than three years of experience, to attend the BoardSource Leadership Forum in Seattle. The deadline is May 31.  Learn more.   ...

Corrine Brumbach

This is part of a series of Session Notes from grantees who have received Professional Development grants from the Office of Commonwealth Libraries. Each grantee will share their professional development experience and include tips and other resources from the workshop or class....

Punxsutawney Memorial Library is highlighted as one of WebJunction’s participant’s in the Small Libraries Create Smart Spaces project. ...

WebJunction offers content as well as courses and webinars.  Check out the information below and search other topics on WebJunction! Free Activity Calendars Put Programming at Your Fingertips: Library users young and old benefit from the fun, exciting, and educational programming...

Register for the June 21 webinar Engage for Health: A Program in a Box for Your Community.  Learn about the NNLM MAR funded project, which is  a patient empowerment program that libraries and community/faith based organizations can offer to their community members.  Learn more...

scales of justice

Some forty five trustees and library directors stepped out of the “library bubble” and entered the broader world of Pennsylvania nonprofits when they attended the May 10, 2017 multi-district workshop, Nonprofit Law and Your Library, presented by the Northeast, Wilkes-Barre and...