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Great People make Great Libraries

Saturday, June 8, 2019 – 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Register here Registration and Coffee: 8:30 to 9 a.m. Presentation: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. How can Trustees generate strategies and actions that make public libraries more relevant and responsive to the life of the community? The key is...

Blane Dessy will be the new director at the Erie County Public Library.  Read the the article on GoErie.com. ...

PALS

  Due to overwhelming response, the June 2-5 Leadership Academy now has a waiting list. However, there is still time to apply for the Directors’ Institute — financial support may be available for attendees with smaller library budgets.  Applications are being accepted...

Sue Banks

  Dear Library Friends: Greetings from the Bureau of Library Development (BLD) of the Office of Commonwealth Libraries! The BLD has officially moved to 333 Market Street in Harrisburg and we are enjoying getting to know our friends in all the Offices, Bureaus and Divisions...

Paula Gilbert

The Martin Library Honors Committee has announced its selection of Paula Gilbert as its Spring 2019 Martin Honors honoree.  They will recognize Gilbert for her outstanding service to children, libraries, and the community on Sunday, April 28 at 2 p.m. The public is invited to...

The Pennsylvania Department of Education, Office of Commonwealth Libraries, is accepting applications from public libraries to establish family place community centers for early childhood information, parent education, socialization, emergent literacy, and family support. Successful...

The Library of Congress is offering a free archive of online-only news, The General News on the Internet, is a free archive of online-only news sites collected from the web.  The Library of Congress began a new online-only News Archive.  Learn more.   ...

The 2019 Pennsylvania Data User Conference will be held at Penn State Harrisburg on May 9, 2019. Register by April 26 for an early bird rate. For more details, including directions and hotel accommodations, visit: pasdcconference.org. ...

The Benson Memorial Library is excited to announce their newest online database: the Obituary Index! You can now search our obituary index online from anywhere in the world. It contains more than 18,000 listings. The Obituary Index can be accessed through the Benson Memorial Library...

Teachers First offers a classroom planning calendar, free in-service materials and more.  This month their Update features Autism and Financial Literacy resources. ...