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Pennsylvania Library Association recognizes libraries for PA ForwardTM Star achievements earned between April 1 and June 30, 2019 Mechanicsburg, PA (July 22, 2019) – The Pennsylvania Library Association just announced the 2019 second quarter PA ForwardTM Star Library awardees....

Tiffany Harkleroad from the Butler Area Public Library has been selected to participate in PLA’s Inclusive Internship Initiative (funded by IMLS).     ...

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The Butler Area Public Library is partnering with RMU Bayer Center to Offer Classes for librarians.   Conflict Toolbox Wednesday, Oct. 12 from 9 a.m. –4 p.m. It’s inevitable that your staff, your consumers, and your board (maybe even you!) will get irritated from time to...

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written by Caitlyn Boland Along with the Library’s new Director of Development, Christina Dreher, came the idea to both support health literacy in the community and raise money for the Library at the same time. On Saturday, April 2, 2016, the Butler Area Public Library will host...

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PA Forward: ‘Teens After 2’ by Caitlyn Boland YALSA has done the research. Libraries know that approximately 14 million middle and high school students are on their own after school. The hours between 3 and 6 p.m. are the peak hours for juvenile crime and experimentation with...

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by Caitlyn Bovard As a reference librarian, certain times of the day are quiet. Then, all at once the computers are full and there is a line up of people waiting for an open station. Every single person requires your full attention and many of the things they need help with take...