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If you are about to register for the first time in SAM.gov, about to begin renewing your SAM.gov registration, or even only trying to get a Unique Entity ID (the identifier that replaced the DUNS number in April 2022) for the first time, you will need to validate your entity as...

The Story of LAMP Dean Bog provides a tour of LAMP with interviews with patrons and staff. LAMP stands for the Library of Accessible Media for Pennsylvanians. Learn more about LAMP and find out how this could be of benefit to you or your patrons!     ...

Plan your training for the new month! Find professional development opportunities in August at WebJunction!  All WebJunction courses and webinars are FREE and count towards Pennsylvania public library CE requirements. Remember to check WebJunction Courses, WebJunction Webinars,...

July 26, 2022 Pennsylvania Releases New App to Connect Students and Families ​Experiencing Homelessness with Resources Harrisburg, PA – The Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) today announced the creation of Finding Your Way in PA, a Pennsylvania-based mobile and desktop...

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Beginning August 2022, the State Library of Pennsylvania will be open the second Saturday of each month from 10 AM – 4 PM. Please use an online form if you are requesting research materials from the Forum Building. If you would like to browse the shelves, pick up and return...

Is Your Library a Cooling Place? Libraries across the country have been promoting their facility as a cooling station, offering longer hours for those wishing to take advantage of the library’s air conditioning and water for hydration.  Sometimes it is the municipality that...

The Pennsylvania State Historical Records Advisory Board (SHRAB) is pleased to announce a new cycle of Historical & Archival Records Care Grants, funded by the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission (PHMC). Individual grants in amounts up to and including $5,000. No...

Pennsylvania’s Education for Children and Youth Experiencing Homelessness Program is offering virtual Build Your Best School Year Virtual Summer Camp Middle School Kids Camp: Monday, Aug. 8 – Friday, Aug. 12 (Students grades 6 – 8), 9 AM – 2:30 PM High School Kids...

WASHINGTON, DC—The Institute of Museum and Library Services is now accepting FY 2023 proposals for National Leadership Grants for Libraries (NLG-L) and the Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program (LB21). Applicants have through September 21, 2022, to submit their two-page...