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Carrie Cleary

Executive Assistant

The ALA’s Public Programs Office just re-opened two annual grants dedicated to library programming and community engagement. The Libraries Transform Communities Engagement Grant will provide two libraries with $2,000 to expand their community engagement efforts. More details...

An exciting collection of new E-books were recently added to the POWER Library. Read PDE’s Press Release and then share the news widely with library patrons and staff. In an effort to advance digital literacy and technology skills for Pennsylvanians, Office of Commonwealth...

This post is to highlight and share a grant opportunity. The American Library Association invites applications from small and rural libraries for the Libraries Transforming Communities (LTC): Accessible Small and Rural Communities grant. Library workers may apply online for grant...

This is a link to the Office of Commonwealth Library (OCL)’s new 5-year Plan which we share in advance of our “OCL Plans for the Future” presentation on October 17 at the Pennsylvania Library Association annual conference.  In addition to that discussion, we hope to have...

The article below shares forward a September 16 press release announcing an iniatiative to provide funding for organizations who provide holistic support services for reentering women. Libraries may want to consider building relationships with organizations that provide services...

September is Workforce Development Month. Libraries are encouraged to engage with local workforce development organizations to let them know what the library offers and to learn about community needs.  Build a relationship now, so that you can call on each other as partners as...

Sharing this forward from the PA Humanities: PA Humanities Discovery Project With the help of Drexel University, we’re on a mission to map, network, and celebrate the wonderfully rich humanities landscape. We want to learn more about the people and organizations across the state...

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...

Read below for information about a grant opportunity to support public library programs: The Yiddish Book Center’s “Stories of Exile” Reading Groups for Public Libraries is a reading and discussion program to engage teens and adults in thinking about experiences of displacement,...

The Seventh Annual Pennsylvania Citizens for Better Libraries (PCBL) Friends Institute will occur on Saturday, September 17, 2022 at the Holiday Inn in Grantville, PA. The theme for the 2022 event is “Welcome Back Friends!” Review the agenda for a description of what...