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Pennsylvania libraries may want to share information with patrons that Saturday, September 24 as a free day of access at PA Trails of History sites and museums. Read the text below or refer to PHMC’s press release about the day. Explore Pennsylvania’s Past with Free Admission...

The Public Health Crisis Management Playbook for Archives, Libraries, and Museums presents a set of guiding processes, resources, and tools to aid cultural heritage institutions when planning for, navigating through, and recovering from a significant public health emergency. This...

The Library of Congress has surplus books available that are not needed for the Library’s own uses. Organizations and institutions, that are eligible for donation must be located in the United States and fall into one of the following categories: Full-time, tax-supported...

Read about the Dauphin County East Shore Library and its donation bin in this post by Dauphin County Library’s Marketing and Public Relation’s Manager, Christine Lauver. ...

Tax credits are available to eligible businesses contributing to a Scholarship Organization, an Educational Improvement Organization, and/or a Pre-Kindergarten Scholarship Organization through the Educational Improvement Tax Credit Program (EITC). Most public libraries would qualify...

POWER Library/Access PA Fall Training! We look forward to seeing you at one of the following locations: September 27 : Erie (Hilton Garden Inn,  2225 Downs Drive, Erie) September 28 : Greensburg (Westmoreland IU7, 102 Equity Drive, Greensburg) September 29 : Altoona (Appalachia...

2022 National Book Festival The National Book Festival begins September 3.  If you can’t visit in-person, several programs will be livestreamed!  Explore the site! ...

Join the ‘Team That Reads’ for Library of Congress Night at Nationals Park on Aug. 30 August 25, 2022 Book and baseball lovers are invited to join Library of Congress Night at Nationals Park on Tuesday, Aug. 30, when the Washington Nationals take on the Oakland Athletics at...

State Library of Pennsylvania Rare Collections Virtual Series – Women Binding Designers in the Golden Age of Illustration DATE: August 25, 2022    12 Noon – 1 PM REGISTER with this form to receive your link to join the Teams meeting. First emerging in the 1820s, mass-produced...

This summer, teens were invited to dulcimer workshops, where they learned about their Appalachian heritage and the mountain dulcimer.  The workshops were held by the Somerset County Library. Dave Haas was featured at the final concert that was open to everyone. Check out the grant...