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Application for the PLA Digital Literacy Workshop Incentive, supported by AT&T, is open until June 10. ...

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WebJunction gathered reference questions asked by patrons.  Here are links to the categories: Reference | The Obvious | About the Librarian | Pickup Lines | 21st Century | Above and Beyond | The Mysterious | Classic Readers Advisory | Just Wow | Library of Things Had...

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May 11, 2022 Harrisburg, PA – The Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) today announced that Pennsylvania’s public electronic library, POWER Library, has acquired 350 new e-books for users to explore, bringing the total of available titles to approximately 20,000. “Through...

Read about Andrew Henley, the new director at the New Castle Public Library. ...

Greetings, Pennsylvania libraries!      As a valued library leader, you are invited to a special preview of the PDE Building Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging in the Neighborhood Roadmap on Tuesday, May 17, 2022, from 1-2 P.M.  Please save that date to join us for this important...

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The Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE), Office of Commonwealth Libraries is working with QualityMetrics Inc. on a new Five-Year Plan as required by the Institute of Museum and Library Services. The plan will guide all the work of Office of Commonwealth Libraries for 2023-2027...

The Red Land Library will host a fly-in by Vietnam War veteran, Richard “Buck” Buchanan, who was a helicopter pilot during the Vietnam war.  It will be held on May 14.  The library connected with the Liberty War Birds for the program. Learn more! —-  note: ...

Kreutz Creek Library Susan Nenstiel Cuts Ribbon

HELLAM, PA – York County Libraries President Robert F. Lambert and local dignitaries addressed the crowd gathered during a ribbon-cutting ceremony for Kreutz Creek Library in Hellam Monday. Speakers included “Imagine. Discover. Connect.” Capital Campaign Co-Chairs Lynda Randall...

April 13, 2022 Message from:  Heather Sharpe, Director, Bureau of Library Development As I’m sure many of you know, Beth Bisbano recently retired from the Office of Commonwealth Libraries (OCL). Beth was essential to the work of OCL as the State Data Coordinator (SDC) and Library...

Rare Collections Virtual Series: Benjamin Franklin’s Pen and Press Date:  April 27, 2022 Time: Noon – 1 PM The State Library of Pennsylvania is showcasing items from Rare Collections with a series of virtual programs that highlight rare and unique books. Join State Library...