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  Spend the day with Dr. Steve Albrecht, one of the nation’s leading experts on library safety and security and author of Library Security: Better Communication, Safer Facilities. This multi district workshop, The Challenging Patron Workshop: Library Security, Safety and...

Robert Lambert

Robert F. Lambert, President of York County Libraries, is a senior-level leader with more than 25 years of experience building and driving revenue-generating operations for York County Libraries. By thrusting the library into the community and building partnerships with a wide...

Pennsylvania Library Association recognizes libraries for PA ForwardTM Star achievements earned between April 1 and June 30, 2019 Mechanicsburg, PA (July 22, 2019) – The Pennsylvania Library Association just announced the 2019 second quarter PA ForwardTM Star Library awardees....

Apollo 50

NASA: On to Mars! A Modern Space Race to Fire Imaginations Bristol, PA – Derrick Pitts, Chief Astronomer of the Fels Planetarium at the Franklin Institute, and a crowd of over 200 were on hand Thursday, July 11, 2019 at Bristol Borough’s Snyder-Girotti Elementary School discussing...

WebJunction courses and webinars are always FREE through the WebJunction Course Catalog, providing learning at your fingertips when you need it. Here’s highlights from a  a few of the resources that can help you can connect with the teens in your community. Sign-up for a...

Barbara Zaborowski.

Dr. Zaborowski has been a librarian for 28 years during which time she has served in school, public, and academic libraries. Currently, she serves as Dean of Library Resources at the Pennsylvania Highlands Community College. Starting at the College in 1995, she has been instrumental...

This is your chance to be heard!  The PA Workforce Development Board is hosting a series of regional “Listening Sessions” to gather feedback on Pennsylvania’s 2020-2024 workforce development strategies.* You may see parallels between the work that public libraries are doing...

Music and Multimedia Camp

  The Millvale Community Library makerspace is a vibrant place full of Maker camp activities this summer. Our free Maker camps include: art camp, music camp, fashion camp, Riverfront and environmental camp, space camp, and pottery camp. ( There are 10 slots available for each...

Milky Way

Potter & Tioga Libraries Under the Night Skies is being offered at Cherry Springs State Park on July 18 as part of the summer program A Universe of Stories. The Park is famous for its dark skies, which provide great views of planets and the Milky Way.  Read the Westfield...

The Northeast, Wilkes-Barre and Pottsville Library Districts will be presenting RA for All: Diversity & Inclusion through Reader’s Advisory workshop featuring Becky Spratford of RA for All (http://raforall.blogspot.com/). Spratford will present 4 modules detailed below –...