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Great Stories Club Grants on Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation Learn  about the American Library Association’s Great Stories Club series on Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation (TRHT), a thematic reading and discussion program that engages underserved teens...

Access the American Library Association’s Libraries’ Guide to the 2020 Census.  Learn more and access the link to sign up for ALA’s Census newsletter. ...

Read how the Reading Public Library promotes literacy in Spanish-speaking families.   ...

NASA has created a special 4-week program that can be used in libraries across the country.   If the library does not have room or time for this program, children may participate at home.  Access the flyer with listed activities.  NASA was inundated with requests (especially...

The Office of Commonwealth Libraries seeks contributing libraries for the Chat with a Librarian service.  Chat with a Librarian (formerly known as Ask Here PA) has been providing 24/7/365 live chat reference since 2006, and this service is a core component of the POWER Library....

Fall 2019 POWER Library Training Dates and Locations are now available! September 17 – Crowne Plaza (King of Prussia) September 18 – Ephrata Public Library September 19 – Bucks County IU22 (Doylestown) September 24 – Appalachia – IU 8 (Altoona) September...

The Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) has launched an initiative aimed at promoting literacy by featuring prominent Pennsylvanians reading a children’s book to an at-home audience. The videos will be available through PDE’s Twitter, Facebook and YouTube pages.  Read...

Trustee Workshop: Building an Exceptional Board presented by PANO’s Tish Mogan When: Saturday, June 22, 2019 @ 8:30AM-1:30PM Where: Stone Ridge Poplar Run, 440 East Lincoln Avenue, Myerstown, PA 17067 In this presentation, participants will use the Standards for Excellence program...

The PA Department of Conservation and Natural Resources offers conservation educational programs.  Check them out!   ...

The new library pet at the Altoona Area Public Library is a ferret –and he made it on the local news! Follow #libraryferret! ...