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The New Cumberland Public Library has received a grant from the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC).  The $70,000 for the Strengthening Communities Through Libraries grant will provide STEAM programming.  Read more.   ...

The  Dubois Public Library  is participating in Hour of Code. Technology made available from ILEAD USA is being used! Read about it! ...

Fracking

Monroeville Public Library recently hosted Lessons Learned from a Decade of Fracking in Pennsylvania.  The program was presented by Dr. John Stolz, Professor in the Department of Biological Sciences and Director of the Center for Environmental Research and Education at Duquesne...

The U.S. Census Bureau released its annual installment of new demographic and socio-economic data for every community in United States, the 2012-2016 American Community Survey (ACS). This Research Brief by the State Data Center discusses changes in Pennsylvania. ...

Five Pennsylvania libraries have been named Star Libraries by Library Journal:  Baden Memorial, Cory, Chester County, Lancaster System  and the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh. Learn more about the LJ Index of Public Library Service.  The index rates U.S. public libraries based...

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....

Meghan Lynch

  Meghan Lynch Business Outreach Librarian Chester County Library On November 15, 2017 The Chester County Library Economic Development hosted 44 attendees from 16 community organizations and representatives from libraries throughout Chester County at a workforce development...

  by Leslie LaBarte District Consultant Seneca District The Summer Food Service Program, which began in 1976, is a federally funded child nutrition program designed to reach those who are age 18 or younger in economically disadvantaged areas. People over 18 who are mentally...

Laurie Doan of the Tredyffrin Public Library  is the recipeint of the I Love My Librarian Award! Read about the award. ...

Hour of Code

  Check out all the Hour of Code events happening next week.   Pennsylvania will have 1,120 events.  Here is a list of PA’s sites. Learn how you can teach an hour of code (even as a beginner).  Explore! “The ‘Hour of Code™’ is a nationwide initiative...