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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...

WebJunction’s Course Catalog is Always Available WebJunction’s free, online course catalog has 50 self-paced, online courses on library topics, as well as over 185 curated webinar recordings ready and available when you are. Explore the catalog today! Highlighted Content These...

The Pennsylvania Humanities Council (PHC) and the Orton Family Foundation are offering the Community Heart and Soul model to bring the humanities into a community’s planning process.  Learn more with their FREE webinar on September 27.  Additional information and registration...

Leslie Yoder

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....

Wikipedia + Libraries: Better Together This fall, WebJunction will offer a FREE online training program for US public library staff to learn to confidently engage with Wikipedia. Wikipedia + Libraries is a nine-week course (September 13 – November 15) that includes six live online...

Sustaining Community Partnerships, Celebrating Diversity & Supporting Staff Wellness The Multi-District Workshop for the Capital Area Region (Comprised of the Capital Area, Chambersburg/Franklin, Lancaster, Lebanon, and York/Adams Districts) is scheduled for Monday, August...

Glenn R. Miller

  Turning Outward Applications Now Being Accepted Applications from public libraries to participate in the Turning Outward initiative are now being accepted via SurveyMonkey. For more information about the program and its requirements, review the applicant guidelines carefully...

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...

Michael Kumer

How can we become more fully connected to our communities? How do we know what our community wants and needs? Are we basing our decisions on those wants and needs? And how do we plan for those wants and needs? Trustees and Library Directors from the North Central Library District...