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Walker Evans started as director at the Andrew Carnegie Free Library and Music Hall when the pandemic began.  Read more in this TribLive article. ...

This is a photo collage of nine portraits of African Americans.

The Bethlehem Area Public Library is thrilled to share with you the Black Bethlehem Project, a first-of-its kind historical study of the Black experience in Bethlehem, PA. This project was funded through the Lehigh Valley Engaged Humanities Consortium and spearheaded by BAPL’s...

Over 300 copyright-free titles are available in POWER Library! Use them for online storytime or other read-aloud activities. ...

This is the cover of the book Out in Central Pennsylvania

  Meet the authors as they discuss and read selected passages by attending a virtual author event via Zoom on Thursday August 20 from noon to 1 PM, hosted by the State Library of Pennsylvania! About the book: Out in Central Pennsylvania: The History of an LGBTQ Community,...

POWER Library will be updating e-resource names and icons on August 3. This will affect most of the e-resources provided by Gale. These changes will not require updates to any links. Only the icon and name of the e-resource will be updated. Your “List All” and “Help...

BUTLER– The American Library Association (ALA) announced that the Butler Area Public Library was selected to participate in Libraries Lead with Digital Skills, an initiative of ALA and the Public Library Association (PLA), sponsored by Grow with Google, the tech company’s economic...

  EXTON: The annual PR Xchange Awards recognize the very best public relations materials produced by libraries across the nation. Materials are judged on the quality of content, originality, graphic design, and format. Entries were evaluated by a jury of 21 talented marketing...

Cambria County Library is the first stop on the American Library Association’s Holding Space: A national conversation series with libraries.  Learn more and register for Stronger Together for Workforce Development, which will be held on Monday, July 27.   ...

The Network of the National Library of Medicine, Middle Atlantic Region (NNLM MAR) invites applications to support health programming for public library patrons in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Delaware. The purpose of the Health Programming in Public Libraries Award is...

Access the the Annie E. Casey Foundation’s 2020 KIDS COUNT Data Book.  The Data Book describes how children were  faring prior to the corona virus pandemic.  An Interactive Data Book is also online. as well as other publications. ...