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Seeking Applications for School Library, Community Memory, and Digital Inclusion Grants Washington, DC—The Institute of Museum and Library Services has launched a new special initiative, Accelerating Promising Practices for Small Libraries (APP), and is accepting grant...

Learn about Allegheny County’s Wash and Learn, a  literacy development program. ...

PA Photos and Documents Islandora Update Webinar When:  December 3, 2018 2:00pm Earlier this year, Hosting Solutions and Library Consulting (HSLC) conducted an RFP for a new digital repository software platform for PA Photos and Documents. The open-source platform Islandora was...

Sue Banks

  I joined OCL as the Director of the Bureau of Library Development on November 26, 2018. Most recently, I spent six years as the Deputy Director of Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh.  In that role, I focused on building staff, improving the user experience and institutionalizing...

American Honda Foundation Check out the guidelines for STEM grants.  The grant range is $20,000 to $75,000.  Applications are accepted 3 times a year.  Next deadline is in February 2019. Saxena Visit the Saxena website to learn about STEM grants in the range of $5,000 to $50,000. ...

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  Attend a webinar to learn about a FREE service that your library can use to build community engagement.  (An email with a connection link will follow your registration). Burbio.com is a free and fully automated community events platform that streams all of a town’s...

Association’s professional development tracks help librarians, staff and volunteers support library’s efforts in local communities Mechanicsburg, PA (November 27, 2018) – For the last decade, the Pennsylvania Library Association has been helping to develop librarians into...

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Holiday Fest, with a bake sale, crafts and an auction, was held at the Genesee Area Library on November 10th.  Frigid weather reduced the number of vendors to forty but the event was well attended according to library director, Mary Engle.  The festival is always held on the first...

The National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM) Reading Club is a selection of “ready-to-use” fiction and nonfiction book titles along with FREE and downloadable materials designed to help libraries support health literacy and their communities’ health information...

How will you celebrate Computer Science Education Week, December 3-8?    Consider an Hour of Code! ...