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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. ...

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    ...

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...

Amy Riegner is the new director at Monongahela Area Library.  Read more in the Mon Valley Independent (full article requires sign-up for free subscription). ...

Opioid panel

  Submitted by Nathaniel A. Thomas, MLS, Head of Reference, Reading Public Library On Sept. 18, 2017, the Reading Public Library hosted an interactive panel discussion around the opioid epidemic. In a roomful of more 40 people, state officials, advocates, emergency management...

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On a late summer Saturday, (August 12), over 40 trustees and library directors from the Reading, Allentown, Bethlehem and Lebanon District Centers joined attorney David Spitko at the beautiful new Doubletree Hotel in Reading Pa. for a day-long workshop on employment law. Since...