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Over $100 million federal dollars go to libraries each year, with distribution to states based on population.  The Census results will affect at least $1 Billion of library funding over the next decade.  Access this ALA report or go directly to the Counting for Dollars site. What...

Microsoft is ending support for Windows 7  in January 2020. Staying on Windows 7 will possibly expose your computers to  extra security risks.   This CNET article has more reasons to upgrade to Windows 10. If your Windows 7 computers are more than four years old, the best way...

REP. STAN SAYLOR THE 2019 ELECTED OFFICIAL OF THE YEAR Mechanicsburg, PA (November 18, 2019) – The Pennsylvania Library Association is honored to present the 2019 Elected Official Award to Representative Stan Saylor of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives for the 94th Legislative...

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I Like Being Loud in the Library (Official Music Video) The Bethlehem Area Public Library (BAPL) released a music video today! The song is called I Like Being Loud in the Library  and features the voices and musical talents of many community members. The song was written by Library...

Robert M. Gallivan retired from the Governor’s Advisory Council (GAC) on October 13, 2019, with service approaching 21 years.  A resolution recognizing his service was presented at the October GAC meeting in Erie.  Read about Gallivan. ...

Lower Macungie Library will now be funded through a 0.25-mill property tax. Read about it. ...

Pottstown Regional Pubic Library is proud to announce it has been selected as a beneficiary of the GIANT Bags 4-My-Cause Program for the month of November 2019.  Read about it! Learn more about Bags4MyCause. ...

The American Library Association (ALA) is now accepting applications for Library Census Equity Fund mini-grants. Applications are due Nov. 22.   ALA will provide 25 libraries with $2,000 mini-grants to bolster their service to hard-to-count communities and help achieve a complete...

Up to 15 scholarships to the Research Institute for Public Libraries (RIPL) 2020 event in the Chicago suburbs, July 12-15, 2020, are available to staff working in rural and small public libraries in the United States. These scholarships are funded by the Institute of Museum and...