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By Beth Cackowski There are few things as important as instilling a love of healthy eating in children. If you think convincing a kid to eat kale is a momentous task, you haven’t seen the Children’s Garden at the Glenside Library. Any child that participates by planting, watering,...

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By Beth Cackowski Early childhood literacy has always been at the forefront of the mission of public libraries. We do a lot to foster that goal with educational programming, storytimes and collection building. Lately programs aimed specifically at preparing children for Kindergarten...

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  by Jill McConnell I attended a Trustee Town Hall meeting last year where Kathy Silks mentioned that libraries can use PA Forward in their strategic planning process. That sounded like a great idea to me, but I wasn’t quite sure how to put it into practice until I spoke...