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On behalf of the Pennsylvania Department of Education, I am very pleased to announce that the Office of Commonwealth Libraries (OCL) is now accepting applications for its 2020 Keystone Grants for Public Libraries program. The Keystone grant program provides funds to sponsoring municipalities...

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...

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. ...

Rachel Cox

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....

Deborah Drury

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