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Richard C. Miller

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 Office of Commonwealth Libraries would like to know if your library is: Breaking ground for a construction project; Celebrating a library anniversary or milestone retirement; Announcing a notable new service or program (e.g. MakerSpace opening, special PA Forward program or...

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  Since 2015, many of our Pennsylvania libraries have been participating with the PA Forward Star Library Program achieving Bronze Star, Silver Star and Gold Star status. It is now time for us to take the next steps in the recertification of those libraries who have reached...

Brandi Hunter-Davenport

  by Brandi Hunter-Davenport, PA Library Association, PA Forward Project Manager Incorporating the PA Forward framework into your everyday programming may seem a bit daunting but there is a Training Team here to help you get going. The Training Team is comprised of multiple...

Shu Qiu

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....

Brandi Hunter-Davenport

  Brandi Hunter-Davenport,  PA Forward Project Manager PA Library Association,  In a day and age when people are not readily accepted for their differences but ridiculed or shunned for them, it is important now more than ever to continue to have safe, inclusive spaces and...

Deputy Secretary Glenn Miller joined Insurance Commissioner Teresa Miller in promoting financial literacy.  Read more in the York Dispatch.   ...

The Spring Workshop sponsored by the South Central Chapter of the Pennsylvania Library Association will be held  Thursday, May 18th, 2017 at the Pa College of Health Sciences in Lancaster, Pa. Presentations include: PA Forward: Taking your Library to the Star Level Meeting Efficiency:...

PA Forward: Money Smart Week (April 22-29) by Michelle Georgetti PA Forward envisions “… a Pennsylvania where citizens are informed consumers and individuals, small businesses, and organizations contribute to the economic vitality of their community through innovation, entrepreneurship,...

By: Susan Sentz Many communities have seen escape rooms pop up as a new recreational activity. The premise is pretty simple; find the clues, decipher the puzzles, and break out of the room. With the popularity of escape rooms, many libraries have begun putting them on for their...