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EXTON: The Chester County Library has been selected as one of 16 public libraries nationwide to receive a $10,000 American Dream Literacy Initiative grant from the American Library Association (ALA) and Dollar General Literacy Foundation. The Chester County Library was selected...

Check out the new webinars offered by the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM). Click on the links below for more information or to register. March 20  What’s Nutrition Got to Do With It? An Introduction to Online and Community-Based Resources for Successful Aging. March...

February 27, 2019 — Libraries and the 2020 Census: 3:00 PM EST – 4:00 PM EST  State and local governments are organizing for the upcoming 2020 Census.  Hear from librarians who have been involved with Complete Count efforts.   Learn more and Register here  ...

WebJunction has content as well as webinars!  Here’s some highlighted content on WebJunction: WebJunction at ALA Midwinter in Seattle:  ALA Midwinter 2019 was held in Seattle in January, and WebJunction staff was there, hosting sessions to share what we’ve been working...

A collection of ALA e-books are now available in the EBSCO E-Books e-resource for Pennsylvania library staff.  The e-books cover topics from storytimes, designing space, children’s literature, serving those with special needs, serving teens, intellectual freedom, and more. ...

The American Library Association has announced the Emerging Leader Participants for the Class of 2019.  Among the leaders are Corey Hall of Palmyra and Robbin Degeratu of Bellefonte.  Read more on the ALA site. ...

ALA President Loida Garcia-Febo will host a FREE webinar, The Heart of Librarianship, at 10 a.m. EST on Nov. 14, 2018. To participate, register for the event.  Read more about the webinar. ...

Public Library Association seeks stories on courage, offering winners up to $1,000 and the opportunity to be published in Short Story Dispensers worldwide (CHICAGO) – Sept. 25, 2018 – America’s libraries are home to countless volumes and voices...

The American Library Association (ALA) has released the beta version of the  Libraries Ready to Code Collection, a ‘cache of resources developed, tested and curated by libraries, for libraries to create, implement and enhance their computer science (CS) programming for youth.’  Learn...

Join Librarians’ Insights on How to Integrate STEM and Coding into Makerspaces  on June 11 at 1:00pm.  This FREE  60-minute webinar is led by Dr. Azadeh Jamalian, head of education strategy at littleBits. Dr. Jamalian will talk about how school libraries are bringing...