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Hasbro will award BE FEARLESS BE KIND Grants of $500, $1,000, or $2,000 to nonprofit organizations and K-12 schools (public, private, and independent) in the United States. Grants will support youth-led community projects.  The deadline is October 31.  Learn more about the grants and...

Partnership with Blue Star Families, part of NEH Standing Together initiative to deepen understanding of military service through the humanities WASHINGTON, D.C. (August 3, 2017) — The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) today announced a three-year partnership with Blue...

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...

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....

The Pennsylvania Society for Biomedical Research (PSBR) is sponsoring a contest for all K-12 students in Pennsylvania!  The contest offers cash prizes. The deadline is April 2, 2017.  Access the flyer. ...

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by Michelle Muro Orange is the New Black Piper Kerman, author of Orange is the New Black, came to the Scranton Cultural Center on Tuesday, July 19, 2016 to talk about her book and discuss what it was like spending a year in a women’s prison. The sold-out event was part of the...

A parent shares the importance of children and reading in this MirrorMoms article, which highlights the Altoona Area Public Library. ...

United Cerebral Palsy (UCP) of Central PA is holding an “Expressions Contest” for students in grades 3 -12 to obtain their thoughts, stories, etc. on what it means to “live a life without limits.” Submissions can be either original writings or pictures, and monetary prizes...

Schlow Library is one of five designated “safe places” where children can go in the area if they are in need of help.  Read the Daily Collegian article on the Youth Service Bureau. ...

The US Department of Education is offering Tip Sheets for Families, Caregivers and Early Learning Educators.  These resources can help enrich a child’s early language experiences by providing research-based tips for talking, reading, and singing with young children every...