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Rob Lesher (left) accepting award for east Berlin Community Library

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....

By: Susan Jeffery, North Pocono Public Library The North Pocono Public Library Garden Project and our Master Gardener, Judy Coleman were recently honored at the Pennsylvania Master Gardener’s Conference on June 24, 2016. The Garden Project received 2nd place in the Community...

The Lebanon County Library System is partnering with WellSpan Good Samaritan Hospital for a healthy summer reading program.  Read about it in this Lebanon Daily News article. ...

Young Adult Library Services (YALSA) has posted Adopting a Summer Learning Approach for Increased Impact: a YALSA Position Paper.  The post discusses the summer slide and offers statistics as well as a proposed solution. ...

A parent shares the importance of children and reading in this MirrorMoms article, which highlights the Altoona Area Public Library. ...

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  submitted by: Ellen Meanix Helfrick, Branch Manager, Collinsville Community Library   When I heard about libraries supplying meals and snacks after programs, I contacted my local principal (we are a public library in our own building but on an elementary School campus)...

The National Network Library of Medicine, Middle Atlantic Region, offers these learning opportunities: 1.  Space is limited! Register now!  “Teaching & Learning in New Library Spaces: The Changing Landscape of Health Sciences Libraries” – Are you wondering what academic...

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Submitted by Judy Hillegas, Director of the Everett Free Library The Everett Free Library participated in the summer food service program in conjunction with its summer reading program in 2015. After taking the training, for us it was easy. We served breakfast and lunch only on...

January 28 New and Upcoming Professional Development Opportunities from MAR (Lunch with the RML) / Thursday, January 28, 2016 noon – 1:00 pm ET Join MAR Coordinators to explore and learn about professional development opportunities in 2016. Updated and new classes will be showcased...

Amy Snyder

Amy Snyder, Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences Below is the first in a series highlighting PA Forward’s partners. Read on to find out more about our partner, their involvement in literacy, and how libraries can work with them to promote health literacy. Our Partner:  ...