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Hannah Killian, Youth Services Manager at the Dauphin County Library System, talks about introducing children to authors  [4:20] on Comcast Newsmakers. ...

The Office of Commonwealth Libraries would like to know if your library is: Breaking ground for a construction project; Celebrating a library anniversary or milestone retirement; Announcing a notable new service or program (e.g. MakerSpace opening, special PA Forward program or...

Michelle Georgetti

  by Michelle Georgetti First, a Word on Acronyms It has occurred to me that librarians love acronyms. However, I find it important to stress that we should perhaps limit (and define) our acronyms for events and programs. As a student of Pennsylvania Academy of Leadership Studies...

By Elizabeth Hess It appears that we can no longer consider self-publishing a mere trend, if recent statistics are any indication! In 2014, Publisher’s Weekly reported on a study that found “self-published books now represent 31% of e-book sales on Amazon’s Kindle Store”...

State Library of Pennsylvania  Pennsylvania Authors Series Lunch and Learn Program Where: Room 321 Forum Building Harrisburg, PA  17120 When: Wednesday April 13th, from 12-1 PM                                                       Dr. William...

The 2015 Literature Festival for Kids and Teens will feature Gordon Korman and other acclaimed authors!  Author presentations, book signings, workshops, a coffee house and more will be available.  The festival is FREE for kids and teens.  Access the flier for more info! ...

School Library Journal is offering a FREE, online professional development event on August 13.  SummerTeen is a daylong virtual conference for public and school librarians, focusing on the teen and children’s markets. Over 20 best-selling and debut authors will be participating...

The Schlow Centre Region Library offered BookFest during State College’s Art Festival.  Read about the Comic illustrators in attendance. ...

Kutztown University (KU) will host its 17th annual Children’s Literature Conference (CLC) from 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 18 in the McFarland Student Union (MSU) building.  For more information about the event, visit the CLC website at http://www.kuchildrensliterature.weebly.com/ ...

The Oakmont Carnegie Library is hosting local Pittsburgh authors on February 21, 2015. It’s a large list! ...