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Find professional development opportunities in April at WebJunction!  All WebJunction courses and webinars are FREE and count towards Pennsylvania public library CE requirements. Remember to check WebJunction Courses, WebJunction Webinars, the PA Library Staff Academy (Niche...

Discarded books are transformed into a dress at the Penn-Trafford Library. ...

State Library of Pennsylvania Virtual Author Talk: Joel Burcat discusses his latest book, Strange Fire Date: March 23, 2022   12 Noon – 1 PM Register in advance to attend this free virtual program by completing this form. You will receive an email with a link to attend the meeting...

This is a photo of Archivist Jennifer Hurl; center, Register of Wills Sharon Ackerman; right,  and Archives Assistant Carolyn McKinney with awards.

Staff members from the Meyersdale Public Library‘s Pennsylvania Room were recently awarded certificates of appreciation from the Somerset County Office of the Register of Wills.  Archives Assistant Carolyn McKinney and Archivist Jennifer Hurl were recognized for their assistance...

  Pennsylvania Department of Education Office of Commonwealth Libraries Susan Banks, Acting Deputy Secretary & State Librarian March 9, 2022 $5.28 Million in Keystone Grants for Public Library Facilities Awarded I am very pleased to announce on behalf...

On Friday, March 4, the public is invited to the grand opening of the Eva K. Bowlby Public Library‘s  newly renovated space at the library – The Exploration and Creative Studio.  Read about it in the Herald Standard. ...

Find professional development opportunities in March at WebJunction!  All WebJunction courses and webinars are FREE and count towards Pennsylvania public library CE requirements. Remember to check WebJunction Courses, WebJunction Webinars, the PA Library Staff Academy (Niche...

Libraries should be aware that the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry has purchased statewide access to online job skills training for all Pennsylvania residents through an arrangement with Metrix Learning. Library staff are encouraged to widely share information about...

The Whole Kids Foundation is offering $3000 grants to schools and nonprofits to turn outdoor spaces into hands-on learning.  Webinars about the program will be held on February 23 and March 7.  Application deadline is March 11.  Visit the site for more information and to apply. ...

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Registration for Spring Training is open and will be in-person at the following locations: March 30 – King of Prussia (The Alloy – 301 W Dekalb Pike) March 31 – Scranton (Radisson Lackawanna Station Hotel – 700 Lackawanna Ave.) April 4 – State College (Penn Stater Hotel...