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Read about Samsung’s Solve for Tomorrow Contest to compete for amounts up to $100,000.  The deadline is October 23, 2019. ...

Brian Dawson is the new director at the Mt. Pleasant Library.  Read about his plans for his former hometown library. ...

Carolyn Reiste is the new director at the Adamstown Area Library.  Read about it! ...

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  Have you added these in your Help Directory for patrons?  Posted them anywhere?   Bullying StopBullying.gov  offers tools for parents, students, educators, and others on bullying and cyberbullying Legal Legal Aid (free) PALegalAid.net/ Suicide Prevention National...

Multi-District Staff Development Workshop: The Librarian’s Guide to Homelessness Following the model of other regions throughout the Commonwealth, the Altoona, Central PA, and Johnstown Districts hosted Ryan Dowd, nationally sought after speaker and author of The Librarian’s...

Read about one of the finalists of Library Journal’s Best Small Library in America: Whitehall Public Library! ...

Gary D. Wolfe

Pennsylvania Department of Education Office of Commonwealth Libraries Glenn R. Miller, Deputy Secretary & Commissioner for Libraries Tuesday, September 17, 2019                          Gary D. Wolfe Passes Away I’m very sad to announce that Gary D. Wolfe, Deputy...

The Capital Area Library District is partnering with WellSpan/Philhaven to provide a series of Mental Health First Aid Workshops (both Adult and Youth modules) in Dauphin County. See dates below. No registration fee 7.5 Continuing Education hours  What is this training and why...

The PA Dept of Education (PDE) is revved up about Library Card Sign-up Month and wants to share that excitement with the library field across the state (and further) through the State Library’s new Twitter feed (@PAStateLibrary). PDE Press has developed a graphic for library card...

Glenn R. Miller

I am pleased to announce that the Governor’s Advisory Council on Library Development (GAC) approved a new set of Guidelines for the Statewide Library Card System. Last updated in 1999, the new guidelines are more concise, offer greater clarity about the program for library staff...