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Register (FREE) for the third and final Library 2.017 mini-conferences of the year. “Makerspaces” will be held online on Wednesday, October 11th, from 3:00pm-6:00pm EST. You can attend the mini-conference live or you can watch the recordings at any time afterwards....

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 American Association of University Women (AAUW) is offering grants designed to address the needs of girls and women. Proposals are encouraged that aim to “build partnerships between schools and community organizations” or that “use innovative approaches...

The National Science Foundation (NSF) is offering the Advancing Informal STEM Learning (AISL) program. The NSF defines ‘informal STEM’ as lifelong learning in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) that takes place across a multitude of designed settings and...

The Darby Free Library, Margaret R. Grundy Memorial Library and the Monroeville Public Library have been selected to receive resources, training and support through NASA@ My Library, a STEM education initiative.  Read more.   ...

Eclipse

    Learn how your library may obtain FREE eclipse glasses for the August 21 eclipse at STAR Library Education Network (STAR_Net). ...

    Thanks for Completing Our LSTA Survey! Thank you so much for quick responses to our survey about LSTA funds. I have to tell you that our consultants were very impressed by the number of responses.  We received a total of 557 survey responses: more than 350 public...

The American Honda Foundation offers grants for youth education, specifically in the areas of science, technology, engineering, mathematics, the environment, job training and literacy.  The next deadline is May 1, for returning organizations, and August 1 for new applicants.  Learn...

November, 2016 – The Library System of Lancaster County has officially launched a new partnership with Lancaster-based make717 Innovation Center resources.   The launch event took place on October 21 at the make717 Innovation Center located at the Branch Campus of Thaddeus Stevens...

Lori Friedgen-Veitch

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....