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By Ashley Flynn One short year ago, my group mates and I were immersed in a professional development workshop unlike any other. We graduated from PALS, the PaLA Academy of Leadership Studies, with the 2015 class. On the surface, this workshop is designed to increase the leadership...

By Angie Andre I get very excited when I learn about a new gadget that we could use in a library Maker Program. I can see the possibility and the excitement that this shiney new technology will bring to patrons  young and old. Then I look at the price tag, the quantity we would...

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by Angie Andre A Summary We are coming to the end of a year of the Pennsylvania Leadership Academy (PALS) projects.  June of 2016 will mark the transferring of duties from the 2015-2016 teams to the new groups of leaders that will work on projects in 2016-2017.   My group was...

by Angie Andre ILEAD USA is a program that brings together public, private, academic, and school librarians from all over Pennsylvania to learn about leadership and technology. Participants form team groups and each group identifies a community need. The job of the team group...

*Remembering winter…. by Angie Andre At Tredyffrin Public Library we usually see fewer younger patrons during the colder months of the year. February is sometimes a slow month, but not this year. We made one major change and it made a big difference. We promoted Basic Literacy...

By Angie Andre and Amy Ambler Libraries all across Pennsylvania are already using PA Forward’s five literacies to help design programs, offer services, and identify partners. But what you may not know is that there is a convenient place to promote these literacies, get ideas,...

  Angie Andre Kids want them, adults love them, and teenagers can’t live without them, our devices. Smartphones, ipads, touchscreens are everywhere. What do you think about giving a young child a device for educational purposes? How young is too young? We recently acquired...

    By Angie Andre Tredyffrin Public Library Children’s Librarian Science, technology, engineering, art, and math, this is STEAM as we know it. What does this look like when we break it down into doable programs that are inexpensive, interesting, interactive, and passive? ...

by Angie Andre, Children’s Librarian Tredyffrin Public Library You may have heard parents talking with each other about how much fun their children have in storytime. They share stories about the cute things their little ones do based on what they learn in storytime; learning...

Angie Andre, Children’s Librarian, Tredyffrin Public Library For many of us in public libraries, summer is our busy season. This is especially true if you work with children and run Summer Reading Programs. You may not even realize it, but you’re already incorporating the...