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Participate in the January 27 Microsoft webinar to learn about technology innovation opportunities from the Nonprofit Tech Acceleration (NTA) for Black and African American Communities program .  Register here. ...

The Association for Rural and Small Libraries recognized that there are people working in small and rural libraries that would benefit from a comprehensive leadership institute to help propel them into library and community leadership along with enabling participants to further...

Consider applying for the 2021 Pennsylvania STEM Ambassador Program.  The deadline is January 22, 2021. The Pennsylvania STEM Ambassador Program is made possible through PSAYDN, with training support from the Education Policy and Leadership Center (EPLC) and STEM Education Coalition,...

Jennifer L. Newcome, of Northeastern High School (Manchester, Pennsylvania), has been named one of 10 winners in the I Love My Librarian Award.  Read about the award and how you can watch the ceremony livestreamed on January 23. ...

The Bradford Era posted that the  S W Smith Library held a virtual auction this past November.  Library Director, Mary Grace Collier-Kisler, followed up that the total gross revenue was $30,541.  “We never thought we would even make $15,000! The SWS Library’s net...

The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Division of Preservation and Access is accepting applications for the Preservation Assistance Grants for Smaller Institutions program.  The deadline for applications is January 14, 2012.  Learn more. ...

5.19 Million in Keystone Grants Awarded  I am very pleased to announce on behalf of the Pennsylvania Department of Education that the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania will be awarding 18 municipalities in 15 counties with $5.19 million in Keystone grants to improve their local libraries.   The...

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  Pennsylvania PBS has been working in collaboration with the Pennsylvania Department of Education to support learning during this time when many are outside the classroom. Explore and share Pennsylvania PBS Resources designed to support students who are Learning at Home: Download...

The OCLC site now has the  results of the sixth round of Battelle’s laboratory testing for infectious COVID-19 virus on  materials commonly found in furnishings and exhibits of archives, libraries, and museums.   ...

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The Bethlehem Area Public Library, in partnership with the National Museum of Industrial History, is proud to present TUG!, a new Bethlehem Steel-themed children’s book by BAPL children’s librarian Catherine McCafferty. TUG! is a picture book about a tow tractor that helped...