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

The National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Middle Atlantic Region, is pleased to announce a new round of funding for health information outreach, health literacy initiatives, emergency preparedness partnerships and health sciences library projects. Are you ready to start health...

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...

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

Hasbro will award BE FEARLESS BE KIND Grants of $500, $1,000, or $2,000 to nonprofit organizations and K-12 schools (public, private, and independent) in the United States. Grants will support youth-led community projects.  The deadline is October 31.  Learn more about the grants and...

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,...

WebJunction’s Course Catalog is Always Available WebJunction’s free, online course catalog has 50 self-paced, online courses on library topics, as well as over 185 curated webinar recordings ready and available when you are. Explore the catalog today! Highlighted Content These...

The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) has released the data from the 2015 Public Library Survey, and a new report based on the 2014 data. Access the site Find your library and explore the data–find information on more than 9,000 public library systems...

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...

The National Endowment for the Humanities is offering Dialogues on the Experience of War program grants of up to $100,000 that will support the convening of at least two discussion programs for no fewer than fifteen participants; and the creation of a preparatory program to recruit...