Banner image for Compendium: News from Commonwealth Libraries with photo of Office of Commonselath Libraries building

Bucks County Free Library’s new Sensory Storytimes program is featured in The Intelligencer and Bucks County Courier Times: ...

The James V. Brown Library is featured using Libraries Transform toolkit. ...

Public library workers are invited to apply for a $500 stipend to attend “Stand Up for Health: Health and Wellness Services for Your Community,” a preconference workshop held at the Public Library Association (PLA) 2018 Conference in Philadelphia. The conference will...

DC Public Library announces a subgrant application opportunity for public libraries to join the Memory Lab Network project. (DCPL), in partnership with the Public Library Association (PLA), is distributing the Memory Lab model to seven public libraries across the nation with funding...

Stephen Sarazin, 2017 Chair of the Technical Services Round Table of the Pennsylvania Library Association, interviewed Doreva Belfiore, HSLC’s Director of Library Services.  Watch the video!  (It is a playlist of 2 videos) Stephen Sarazin is Director of the Aston...

Read how patrons can escape at the Alexander Hamilton Memorial Free Library in this Herald Mail Media article    ...

Brian Dawson

  By Brian K. Dawson Day two started with great energy and it continued throughout the day… David Pescovitz, co-editor of Boing Boing and Research Director for  Institute for the Future, kicked off the day by considering the intersection of science, art and magic. His premise...

It’s time to fall into learning! All library staff in Pennsylvania have access to FREE learning through our subscription to Skillsoft. There are over 500 online courses, 30,000 short instructional videos (2 – 8 minutes) and job aids on a wide range of technology and business...

Robert F. Lambert, President, York County Libraries

  By Robert F. Lambert We know that the opioid crisis is an endemic throughout our nation and in York County. We know that opioid pain pills are gateways to heroin. We know that addiction is an insidious disease that, left unchecked by treatment and one-on-one nurturing,...

On August 18, 2017 library directors and their staff from the Central Pa, Johnstown, and Altoona Districts joined presenters Marisa Vicere (Jana Marie Foundation) and Heather Moran (Peer Star, LLC) at the Blair County Convention Center in Altoona for a Mental Health 101 for Library...