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A study by John Horrigan and Jason Llorenz for WifiForward  finds that public libraries are the most common public Wi-Fi access points for African Americans and Latinos.  Read more about the impact of Wi-Fi on the District Dispatch site. // // ...

TCLC (Tri-State College Library Cooperative) will hold its Annual Spring Program on April 24, 2015.  The theme is the Maker Movement.  Learn more. ...

StoryCorps @ your library is designed to help public libraries across the country collect the stories of their communities. In partnership with the American Library Association (ALA) Public Programs Office, they are accepting applications until February 6, 2015 from public libraries...

On January 26th, WebJunction presented a webinar titled “Health Happens in Libraries: Pathways to Guide Health Education at Your Library.”  The webinar has been archived and can be found here: http://www.webjunction.org/events/webjunction/pathways-guide-health-education.html The...

Learn about STEM grants from the Toyota Foundation. ...

Check out the Wallace Foundation’s initiatives.  The After School, Summer and Expanded Learning and Arts Education would be of particular interest to public libraries. The Foundation also provides grants, but ususally identifies selected grantees.  You may still email them....

IMLS released the report for the Public Libraries in the United States Survey: Fiscal Year 2012, an analysis of the annual data collection of U.S. public library statistics.  The survey report provides analysis of 13 key indicators of library investments and library use, and profiles...

Submitted by  Lewis Maurer PaILS Executive Director January 26, 2015 SPARK Migrations Booked for 2015 – Queueing 2016 Migrations Tamaqua Public Library, Shamokin and Coal Township Public Library & Schuylkill Haven Free Public Library signed PaILS membership agreements in...

Check out copyright resources provided by EFF and Copyright Week. ...

Read about the various World of Children awards.  Notice especially the Education Awards with six awards of a minimum each of $50,000. ...