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Check out these RESOURCES for Disaster Preparedness Month: Ready.gov  offers a toolkit, weekly themes and links to other resources. US Dept of Health and Human Services  provides a section with tools and information for local communities. National Network Library of Medicine (NNLM...

(JOHNSTOWN, PA.) – The Cambria County Library is a 2020 recipient of a Banned Books Weeks Grant from the Freedom to Read Foundation (FTRF). This grant is offered through the Judith F. Krug Memorial Fund, honoring the FTRF founder who worked to prevent censorship and protect First...

As part of the REALM project’s research, Battelle has conducted three natural attenuation studies to provide information on how long the virus may survive on materials common to archives, libraries, and museums.   Access WebJunction to learn the results! ...

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...