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Larry Neal, President of the Public Library Association, provides advice to introverted librarians on This Week in Libraries #117 [31 min. 30 sec]. ...

UpNext, the IMLS blog, discusses the Museum Universe Data File.  Find out about your local museums.  Are you planning any partnerships?   ...

Longwood Gardens partners with libraries and other organizations for an annual Community Read. ...

Life-size Candy Land game created in library. (link is no longer available but check out these images of life-sized Candy Lanes in other locations!) ...

Check out the Resources for Libraries provided by the Harwood Institute for Public Innovation, ALA and PLA. The tools are designed to help libraries strengthen their role as community leaders. Included are worksheets and recorded webinars on assessing the community, community conversations,...

Tredyffrin Public Library trustees seek funds in light of $100,000 deficit. ...

The President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities is accepting applications for the National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Awards. The awards recognize outstanding after-school and out-of-school programs that are transforming the lives of young people.  Twelve award-winning...

Learn about grants from the Lawrence Foundation.  Applications are due April 30, 2015. ...

The Thriving Cultures Program, administered by the Surdna Foundation, supports projects that connect teens to artistically rigorous and culturally relevant programs that equip them with practical skills. Learn more here. ...

The Center for Rural Pennsylvania sponsors  research projects, collects data on trends and conditions to understand the diversity of rural Pennsylvania and publishes information and research results.  Their ‘Resource’ section lists grant opportunities.  Check it out!...