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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....

Grants are available from the National Endowment for the Humanities for public humanities projects that bring the ideas and insights of the humanities to life for general audiences. The deadline is August 9, 2017 for projects beginning April 2018. NEH encourages projects that involve...

Punxsutawney Memorial Library is highlighted as one of WebJunction’s participant’s in the Small Libraries Create Smart Spaces project. ...

WebJunction offers content as well as courses and webinars.  Check out the information below and search other topics on WebJunction! Free Activity Calendars Put Programming at Your Fingertips: Library users young and old benefit from the fun, exciting, and educational programming...

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....

Greencastle, May 16:  The Besore Library and Greencastle Police Department will be hosting a seminar on 3 different topics: “How to better protect yourself from scams”, “What to do with your expired medications”, and the “Pennsylvania Yellow Dot program”....

WebJunction featured Expanding Opportunities for Incarcerated Parents and Their Families at the Free Library of Philadelphia.   The library recently released a FREE toolkit in an effort to collaborate with their peers, share what was learned in building a prison services program,...

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,...

Read about a program idea: Homeschool Libratory. This WebJunction article tells how the Red Hook Public Library (NY) is providing services to homeschool families.  “A program for homeschooling families is something your library can do that is of great value to the community....

Pam Marquette, Adult Program Coordinator Chester County Library and District Center This year the PaLA Conference was held October 16 through 19, 2016 at the Kalahari Resort and Conference Center in Mt. Pocono, Pennsylvania. Attending the conference was a great opportunity for excellent...