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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....

Read about the Bucks County Free Library and the Bensalem, Levittown Libraries offering FREE food to children!  The community is liking and sharing the information about the summer food program on the library’s Facebook pages too–over 100 ‘likes’ and over...

Glenn R. Miller

  The Office of Commonwealth Libraries has established a website that supports the Turning Outward initiative. From it, you can: Obtain an overview View a webinar recording that describes what you would learn at the Public Innovators Lab. Learn More about the Turning Outward...

Trustee Training

Trustees are invited to attend this 2 part workshop at the James V Brown Library, Lowry Room, in Williamsport: Community Engagement on Tuesday, June 13, 2017, 10:30AM to 3:30PM Strategic Planning on Thursday July 13, 10:30AM to 3:30 PM. Register for one or both workshops! Learn: how...

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

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...

In April, the Southeast Districts hosted two Multi-District Trustee Workshops. The first, Board’s Role: Governance and Effective Meetings, was presented by Michael Kumer, Principal of Boards MTO. Kumer spoke on the role of boards and individual board members and the responsibilities...

Glenn R. Miller

I’m very pleased to announce that the Office of Commonwealth Libraries (OCL) has engaged The Harwood Institute for Public Innovation (Bethesda, MD) to help us create a more vibrant, outward-looking culture among Pennsylvania’s public libraries. The intent of the Turning Outward...

Want to offer breakfast, lunch or just a snack to kids in the library during the summer?   Learn about the Summer Food Service Program!  Check out this flier! You can apply until June 15th! Contact Mary Ringenberg, Education Administration Specialist and get signed up! Phone:...

Register for the FREE PLA and Anythink webinar on achieving organizational goals. Outside the Lines: Libraries Reintroduced is an initiative designed to show the importance of libraries to their communities. Learn more and register! ...