Banner image for Compendium: News from Commonwealth Libraries with photo of Office of Commonselath Libraries building

Highlighted Content on WebJunction: Prioritizing Accessibility and Disability Inclusion at Your Library: Putting a focus on accessibility helps create a library that can be enjoyed by more people and can connect more people to the information and resources they need. Opportunities...

Access data on the digital divide for lower-income Americans and see links for other groups, such as the disabled or the rural population, on PEW’s Fact-Tank. ...

May 10, 2019.  The National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (NLS) at the Library of Congress will honor two of its cooperating libraries for their outstanding service to readers who are visually or physically disabled. The Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh,...

The Keystone grant program provides funds to sponsoring municipalities for up to 50 percent of eligible project costs to plan, acquire, construct or rehabilitate public libraries as outlined in the program’s general guidelines.  Examples of fundable projects include, but are...

If your library is considering applying for a Keystone Grant for Public Library Facilities in 2019, the Office of Commonwealth Libraries encourages you to attend one of the workshops being offered in January 2019 at various locations around the state. Ed Lupico, Keystone Advisor...

The Partnership on Employment and Accessible Technology offers these 10 Tips for an Accessible Website.  The tips also provide links to additional resources. ...

Gladwyne Free Library

  The Gladwyne Free Library, a branch of the Lower Merion Library System, received a 2017 Historic Preservation Award from the Township of Lower Merion Historical Commission and Historical Architectural Review Board. The Library was renovated to make the three level facility...

The National Network Library of Medicine shares a list of FREE tools and links they use to make sure their online content is accessible and functional, in order to comply with Section 508.    Access the tools and learn more about Section 508. ...

Website Design

This is part of a series of Session Notes from grantees who have received Professional Development grants from the Office of Commonwealth Libraries. Each grantee will share their professional development experience and include tips and other resources from the workshop or class....

Summer Food Program

The Pennsylvania Department of Education encourages organizations to help provide nutritious meals to children in low-income areas during the summer months through the department’s Summer Food Service Program. The Summer Food Service Program, which began in 1976, is a federally...