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The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) has selected projects to feature on their website and two of them are from Pennsylvania!  Chester County Public Library’s Digital Media Lab project and Lancaster Public Library‘s Maker Passes Program were highlighted. ...

On Tuesday, April 17th, Joe Sherwood, Executive Director of the Chester County Library System, was presented with the J. Larry Boling Excellence in Government Award by the Chester County Chamber of Business and Industry. Earl Baker presented the award to Sherwood, who has served...

Elizabeth Hess

  by Elizabeth Hess You’ve surely seen or heard the phrase “New Year, New You” before- whether on a magazine cover, a television show, or even a library display (like one I created last January!) While it’s often the New Year when many make resolutions to break a bad...

By Angie Andre I get very excited when I learn about a new gadget that we could use in a library Maker Program. I can see the possibility and the excitement that this shiney new technology will bring to patrons  young and old. Then I look at the price tag, the quantity we would...

Maryam Phillips

Work is underway to build the new Access PA database! To date, six libraries/systems have volunteered to contribute their holdings and populate the new union catalog: Penn State University, Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, Chester County Library System, Dauphin County Library System,...