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April 7, 2021 Pennsylvania’s Office of Commonwealth Libraries Announces Project to Provide Broadband Internet Access to Underserved Communities Harrisburg, PA – The Pennsylvania Department of Education’s (PDE) Office of Commonwealth Libraries (OCL) and the Keystone Initiative...

Find professional development opportunities in April 2021 by topic or date at WebJunction! Remember to check WebJunction Courses,  WebJunction Webinars, the PA Library Staff Academy (Niche Academy) and the Compendium for other continuing education opportunities that...

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  The 18th Century Book Wednesday, April 21, 2021 12PM to 1 PM Cost: FREE       This presentation gives an overview of the 18th-century book in America from British imports to American-printed works and the role of the printer, bookbinder, and bookseller....

POWERful Partnerships – POWER Library Spring Virtual Training Join us virtually May 10-12! This year’s theme, POWERful Partnerships, will explore a variety of ways libraries can partner with and through POWER Library resources to better serve their communities.  All...

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Join us to meet and chat with international best-selling author Phaedra Patrick as she discusses her work, “The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper.” Learn more about the book, which is the selection of the One Book One Community regional reading program chosen by libraries in...

Access resources, including training on grant writing, from Candid.  Candid was formed from GuideStar and the Foundation Center.  Several libraries offer a Candid hub!  Check out the article. Access other posts on grants in the Compendium. Check out Candid’s Visualizing...

Today, President Biden announced that the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is extending access to the Special Enrollment Period (SEP) until August 15 – giving consumers additional time to take advantage of new savings through the American Rescue Plan. This action...

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  Fundraising IP shares How and Where to Find Grants. Other grant resources are found in Visualizing Grants for Libraries, opportunities listed in the Compendium and others offered by the Office of Commonwealth Libraries. ...

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March 11, 2021 The William Jeanes Memorial Library and Nicholas and Athena Karabots Center for Learning in Lafayette Hill is pleased to announce their third Formalwear Giveaway for teens and middle-schoolers, running now through Sunday, March 14th. Using donated new and like-new...

The Office of Commonwealth Libraries announces the availability of funding for an Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Professional Development Training Grant to support library staff to receive training.  This project is made possible by Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA)...