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A FREE multi-District CE opportunity will be presented on: Monday, August 5th, 1:00pm-5:00pm at Allentown Public Library, 1210 Hamilton St., Allentown, PA 18102. Ryan Dowd, author of  The Librarian’s Guide to Homelessness, and a nationally sought-after speaker, will lead...

  The annual Harwood Summit will be held September 19-21 at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia, PA.  Learn more.     ...

open house

    The North Trails Public Library, in West Sunbury, held an open house on June 22, 2019.  The celebration was to honor Ron and Carol Caporali for sponsoring a 25’x25′ addition to the library. With the new addition, the library is able to offer year round...

Glenn R. Miller

Guidelines for Pennsylvania School Library Programs I am pleased to announce that the Governor’s Advisory Council on Library Development (GAC) reviewed and approved a new set of Guidelines for Pennsylvania School Library Programs (PDF) at its most recent meeting in Carlisle on...

Tell Us About Your Library Events The Office of Commonwealth Libraries would like to know if your library is: Breaking ground for a construction project; Celebrating a library anniversary or milestone retirement; Announcing a notable new service or program (e.g. MakerSpace opening,...

A group of ALA Emerging Leaders has developed a site to help library staff find information about data training opportunities.  See https://ripl.lrs.org/data-pathways/. ...

Multi-district Workshop A full house of library trustees and staff greeted David Bendekovic , founder of the B.A. David Company, on June 8, 2019 for “Great People Make Great Libraries,” a multi-district workshop hosted by the Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, and Philadelphia...

Wolf Administration, USDA Announce Sites for Children Summer Food Programs Harrisburg, PA – The Department of Education announced the sites where children can get free nutritious meals through the 2019 Summer Food Service Program (SFSP). The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)...

Read about BookFest 2019, which will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 13 under a tent in Schlow Centre Region Library’s parking lot. ...

Online Resources for Auto and Small Engine Repair I am pleased to announce that Auto Repair Source and Small Engine Repair Reference Center (SERRC) will soon be available in POWER Library.  Selected as a result of competitive bidding, these two EBSCO e-resources will increase...