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The Promising Practices for Youth Services in Pennsylvania’s Public Libraries guide is now available on the State Library of Pennsylvania’s LibGuides.  The guide provides an overview of the skills and knowledge necessary for youth services professionals to provide excellent...

Librarians may be interested in attending or sharing forward with patrons this upcoming virtual event presented by Pennsylvania PBS station WETA. Join the special “Finding Your Roots” national virtual conversation event on Wed. February 8, 2023 at 8p.m. about Genealogy &...

Pennsylvania Announces Mel Fell As The 2023 PA One Book Selection A 01/25/2023 press release from the Pennsylvania Department of Education Harrisburg, PA – The Pennsylvania Department of Education’s (PDE) Office of Commonwealth Libraries announced that Mel Fell by Corey...

The Bureau of Library Development (BLD) in the Office of Commonwealth Libraries (OCL) will offer four virtual opportunities to attend INCLUDING YOU in 2023.  INCLUDING YOU is an interactive six-week workshop series designed especially for library staff that focuses on communication...

Each year the American Library Association (ALA) honors books, videos, and other outstanding materials for children and teens. Collectively known as the ALA Youth Media Awards (YMA), these awards are a compilation of the most prestigious literary honors for youth. Selected by...

Office of Commonwealth Libraries invites you to welcome Dr. Mumin to the Department of Education and to the library field in Pennsylvania. Please see his introductory message below and feel free to share this message with your governing bodies. From: ED, Secretary of Ed Res Acct...

Many libraries in Pennsylvania are doing important work to help people build digital skills. Pennsylvania libraries and organizations are encouraged to share feedback and information to inform future planning using the Request for Information (RFI) below. Please share your professional...

Please see this Press Release from the Pennsylvania Department of Education. Education Department Seeks Sponsors for Summer Meals and Nutrition Programs Harrisburg, PA – The Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) is encouraging organizations across the state to help provide...

ALA invites library workers to apply for ALA’s Great Stories Club (GSC), a thematic reading and discussion program that engages teens who are facing difficult challenges through literature-based library outreach programs: https://programminglibrarian.org/articles/apply-now-great-stories-club Visit...

Good afternoon, colleagues. I am pleased to share the news that Julianne (Julie) Moore will be joining the Programs and Advising Team in the Bureau of Library Development (BLD) as the Professional Development Advisor.  While details are still being finalized, I expect her first...