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Cumberland County Library System’s STAR – Service to Adult Readers Mechanicsburg, Pa – Since 1987, the Cumberland County Library System has been providing a unique service to its homebound residents. The STAR – Service to Adult Readers – program involves volunteers, homebound...

Date: April 12, 2022 Noon to 1PM Join State Library of Pennsylvania Reference Librarians, Amy Woytovich and Kathy Hale on Tuesday, April 12, 2022, for a Microsoft Teams presentation on using historic census information for genealogical research. U.S. Census data is a valuable source...

Nonprofit employees and other eligible borrowers have until October 31 to take advantage of the Limited Waiver for Public Service Loan Forgiveness, which provides for forgiveness of eligible federal loans after 120 eligible payments while working for 501(c)(3) charitable nonprofits...

Read about the Roaring Springs Library’s projects to meet need in the community. ...

Youth Service America (YSA) is awarding $400,000+ in YSA Partner Grants for the 2022-2023 academic year to help partners across the country increase opportunities and break down barriers to youth participation.  See webinar and deadline information below. Youth Service Zone Grants:...

Find professional development opportunities in April at WebJunction!  All WebJunction courses and webinars are FREE and count towards Pennsylvania public library CE requirements. Remember to check WebJunction Courses, WebJunction Webinars, the PA Library Staff Academy (Niche...

Discarded books are transformed into a dress at the Penn-Trafford Library. ...

State Library of Pennsylvania Virtual Author Talk: Joel Burcat discusses his latest book, Strange Fire Date: March 23, 2022   12 Noon – 1 PM Register in advance to attend this free virtual program by completing this form. You will receive an email with a link to attend the meeting...

This is a photo of Archivist Jennifer Hurl; center, Register of Wills Sharon Ackerman; right,  and Archives Assistant Carolyn McKinney with awards.

Staff members from the Meyersdale Public Library‘s Pennsylvania Room were recently awarded certificates of appreciation from the Somerset County Office of the Register of Wills.  Archives Assistant Carolyn McKinney and Archivist Jennifer Hurl were recognized for their assistance...

  Pennsylvania Department of Education Office of Commonwealth Libraries Susan Banks, Acting Deputy Secretary & State Librarian March 9, 2022 $5.28 Million in Keystone Grants for Public Library Facilities Awarded I am very pleased to announce on behalf...