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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...

There are a number of changes to the One Book, Every Young Child program for 2019. There will be two books available for purchase: Barnyard Banter by Denise Fleming for infants and toddlers Not a Box by Antoinette Portis for children ages 3-5. This title is also available in Spanish Each...

by Eva Balick: Girls Who Code Grows Our Free After School Clubs Program in New Jersey and Pennsylvania My name is Eve Balick and I am the Regional Partnership Coordinator for Girls Who Code in NJ and PA. a national non-profit the mission of which is to close the gender gap in technology....

Nominate Your Museum or Library for an IMLS National Medal Submissions Due October 1, 2018 Washington, DC—The Institute of Museum and Library Services is now accepting nominations for the 2019 National Medal for Museum and Library Service, the nation’s highest honor...

EXCITE Transformation for Libraries – The State Library of Connecticut is accepting applications for this intensive team-based experiential learning program for librarians that will teach collaboration and innovation skills, result in programs and services that respond to community...

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  Turning Outward Applications Now Being Accepted Applications from public libraries to participate in the Turning Outward initiative are now being accepted via SurveyMonkey. For more information about the program and its requirements, review the applicant guidelines carefully...

This is the last opportunity to apply for the Wee Build set and get it in time for summer programs. Please complete the form and return it by email or send by USPS by Thursday, May 25.  You should have your materials by June 12. Wee Build is for libraries that do not have the space...

The Pennsylvania Library Association (PaLA) is participating in ALA’s Emerging Leaders Program, which enables 50 new librarians to get on the fast track to leadership within ALA and the library field. The Emerging Leader Program kicks off with a day-long leadership development...

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The Office of Commonwealth Libraries invites the submission of a Letter of Intent in competing for the 2016 Keystone Recreation, Park and Conservation Fund Grant program. The current competitive grant application process is used to award matching grants to municipalities that sponsor...

The Office of Commonwealth Libraries is offering Professional Development Grants of up to $1200 to Pennsylvania public library workers and trustees. This round’s application deadline is February 29. Learn more about these grants. ...