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Celebrate Pennsylvania’s libraries with author Bernadette Lear, Librarian at the Pennsylvania State University, as she discusses the history of libraries in her newest book, “Made Free and Thrown Open to the Public: Community Libraries in Pennsylvania from the Colonial...

Register for Fall Virtual POWER Library Training! Virtual training session options and dates are provided below. School Libraries + e-resources : Examining the How, When, Where, and Why for POWER Library e-resources Tools in the K-12 Classroom (1.5 hours CE/ACT 48 credits) October...

The Institute of Museum and Library Services is accepting nominations for the 2022 National Medal for Museum and Library Service, the nation’s highest honor awarded to libraries and museums for service to their communities.  The deadline is November 1, 2021. Anyone is invited...

PA History: Read It, See It: Cornwall Iron Furnace You’re invited to discover the fascinating history that surrounds you here in Pennsylvania! PA History: Read It, See It is a new series of virtual programs presented by the State Library of Pennsylvania in collaboration with the Pennsylvania...

Bangor Public Library’s 100th Anniversary Submitted by Kathleen Lynch, Bangor Library Director The Bangor Public Library proudly announces it’s 100th Anniversary celebration scheduled for October 3, 2021 from 2-4PM. It was June 1, 1921 when the Bangor Women’s Club...

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Mysterious events are happening at the State Library of Pennsylvania! Join Sandy Nork as she discusses her latest novel Flood Risk at a virtual event for the State Library of Pennsylvania.  Date: September 8, 2021 Time: 12 noon to 1:00 pm  Pennsylvania self published author...

The PA Humanities’ PA SHARP (Sustaining the Humanities through the American Rescue Plan) grant program is offering up to $20,000 in flexible spending for either general operating and capacity building or program support.  PA organizations with a humanities-based mission and...

ALA has announced a new grant for libraries designed to spark conversations about American history and culture through an examination of the women’s suffrage movement. To qualify for this grant, the applying institution must be a library (public, tribal, school, academic, or...

Reading, Pa – Friday, August 27, 2021 – Reading Public Library has again received a $100,000 grant from the Cameron Schrier Foundation as part of a multi-year commitment totaling $200,000.  The grant will support the positions of Children’s Library Manager and Teen...

WebJunction will lead the initiative Supporting Library Responses to the Opioid Crisis to develop a set of free online resources that staff at public libraries can use to determine how their library can address opioid use disorder in their local communities. WebJunction is also...