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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...

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,...

by Ashley Flynn Valentine’s Day is almost upon us. Love it or hate it, this holiday provides an excellent opportunity to promote basic literacy and spice up the reading selection process for your patrons. The idea of “Blind Date with a Book” is something you’ve surely seen...

Sarah Applegate

    by Sarah Applegate A new year means new book orders!  Here’s a list of “coming soon”, new, and newer books to help you bulk up your PA Forward literacies collection. Titles are grouped by age within the literacies.  Most are nonfiction but I tried...

by Ashley Flynn The start of a new year is a natural time of rebirth and reinvention. Many people make resolutions for all of the ways they plan to improve themselves over the coming year, like losing ten pounds or getting organized. These resolutions are strides towards becoming...

by Ashley Flynn Library Director at Highland Community Library Currently Reading: The Secret History – Donna Tartt Written communication is an incredibly important aspect of human interaction, even in this increasingly modern and digital world. This critical element of basic...

Currently reading Not Just Where to Click: Teaching Students How to Think about Information edited by Troy A. Swanson and Heather Jagman. by Melissa Correll, Instructional Services Librarian, Lycoming College PaLA Annual offered lots of programming and ideas for putting PA Forward...

by Angie Andre Children’s Librarian Tredyffrin Public Library We proudly announce that we are a Family Place Library. You may see this statement and think to yourself, huh? What does this mean?  I am glad you asked because it means a lot. “Family Place Libraries™ is a network...

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...

Press Release Immediate Release Contact: [LOCAL CONTACT NAME] [NAME OF LIBRARY] [PHONE NUMBER AND EMAIL] September is Library Card Sign-Up Month  (LOCATION) –  – [LIBRARY] joins libraries across the nation to make sure that every child has the most important school supply...