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Anita Ditz, head of children’s services at Schlow Centre Region Library, is retiring after 34 years.  Read the Daily Collegian article and consider joining in celebrating her retirement on September 23, 1-3:30pm at Schlow.  RSVPs recommended but walk-ins are OK!  Donations...

You have one LAST CHANCE to apply for the… Block Parties or Wee Build program   Deadline:  August 15 The Wee Build program is good for public libraries without the open space and/or libraries that do outreach to programs and organizations. Block Parties are for public...

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....

Check out Coding for Kids, sponsored by DK and Rosen Publishing.  The webinar will be held January 31., 2017.       ...

Register for these WebJunction Webinars: Teen Programming: A Mover & Shaker’s Recipe for Impact and Success Tuesday, September 20, 2016 ♦ 3 pm Eastern / 12 pm Pacific ♦ 1 hour Registration When “Change Agent” Courtney Saldana was featured as a 2016 Library...

The Martin Memorial Library, in partnership with The Positive Energy Arts Foundation, is offering dance classes.  Read about it! ...

Young Adult Library Services (YALSA) has posted Adopting a Summer Learning Approach for Increased Impact: a YALSA Position Paper.  The post discusses the summer slide and offers statistics as well as a proposed solution. ...

Open eBooks is an app containing thousands of popular and award-winning titles that are free for children from in-need households.   Learn more.  You can also watch First Lady Michele Obama’s message about the program. ...

ALA’s Public Programs Office has a new grant opportunity! The Great Stories Club, a book club program for at-risk teens, was created with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities. They are now offering a new theme of the Great Stories Club under the theme The Art...

Kutztown Community Library and Fleetwood Area Public Library received Library Block Party grants.  Read about it. ...