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The Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) has launched an initiative aimed at promoting literacy by featuring prominent Pennsylvanians reading a children’s book to an at-home audience. The videos will be available through PDE’s Twitter, Facebook and YouTube pages.  Read...

Karey Killian, a library media special at the Milton Area School District, is a Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert and the first educator from around the world that Microsoft chose to highlight in their Changemaker series! After extreme rain, high humidity levels and resulting...

Storywalk page

Combines reading and outdoor activities in one fun experience The Lower Merion Library System and the Lower Merion Parks Department have installed a StoryWalk at Ashbridge Park in the Bryn Mawr section of the Township. A ribbon cutting ceremony was held on Saturday, March 2. The...

Sue Nespeca presents a YouTube video [1:24:44] of Summer and Fall books for 2018 on the Library Improvement Channel. Access the channel and the list of Fall books! ...

Jenne Mante

  The Bethlehem Area Public Library is hosting an exciting holiday fundraiser this year. We are partnering with Kindness is Magic Inc. to pay off student lunch debt and erase library fines. One in six children in Pennsylvania suffers from hunger and many of these same students...

                  In 2013, Karen Payonk, Youth Services Director at the Lititz Public Library, initiated the first 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten program in Lancaster County. Due to her encouragement and success stories, Renee Christiansen,...

Read about York County Libraries‘ 1000 Books Before Kindergarten program. See another posting!   ...

The SAG-AFTRA Foundation streams videos featuring well-known actors reading children’s books alongside creatively produced illustrations.  This award-winning children’s literacy website is Storyline Online. The site also offers activity guides.  Click on the photo of...

YA Authors, Contests and More On August 15th, School Library Journal is offering a FREE Virtual Conference, for teen and young adult services librarians, and educators from public and school library settings, as well as teen advisory groups, book clubs, and anyone who loves YA/teen...

Introducing loc.gov: Orientation and Research Strategies Learn about resources at the Library of Congress! When:  Wednesday, May 16, 11:00 am – 12:00 noon EDT Registration: Please register via Eventbrite.* The Library of Congress is the nation’s oldest federal cultural...