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  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...

Libraries are eligible for these PDE Grant programs: 21st Century Community Learning Centers Grants This is a competitive grant that provides federal funding to establish community learning centers that provide academic, artistic and cultural enrichment opportunities for students...

Non-profit organizations serving diverse communities may now apply for the $5 million Non-Profit Security Grant Program to increase security and protection from hate crimes. The deadline is March 2, 2022.     ...

We Need Diverse Books (WNDB) has several offering: Educators Making a Difference Grants Grants of up to $2000 are available for schools, libraries and educational organizations to provide diverse titles, host diversity-focused student or community events, or any other project that...

Author Gerri Almand How a Reluctant RV Wife became an Accidental Author Date: February 23, 2022    12 Noon to 1 PM Have you ever longed for the freedom of the open road? Join us in welcoming travel author Gerri Almand at this author talk. Retired from a 40-year career in social...