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Pennsylvania’s Education for Children and Youth Experiencing Homelessness Program is offering virtual Build Your Best School Year Virtual Summer Camp Middle School Kids Camp: Monday, Aug. 8 – Friday, Aug. 12 (Students grades 6 – 8), 9 AM – 2:30 PM High School Kids...

A patron shared her TikTok video about her recent trip to the library with her son. You may see it on the Altoona Area Public Library’s Facebook page! (scroll until you see “Thank you Janei…”) ...

Seneca Library District Participates in Free Summer Snack Program with Child Hunger Outreach Partners (CHOP) 1 in 6 Children each day go hungry in the United States of America. 1 in 6. In rural Northwest PA, many of the school districts cannot afford to continue serving free breakfast...

The 2021 Pennsylvania One Book program emphasizes the importance of emotional resilience, social-emotional wellness, and healing through literacy and literature in Many Books, One Pennsylvania Community.    Two booklists (for ages 0-36 months and ages 3-6) of recommended titles...

January 28, 2021 Pennsylvania Department of Education Seeks Sponsors for Summer Meals Nutrition Programs Harrisburg, PA – The Pennsylvania Department of Education is asking organizations across the state to consider providing nutritious meals to youth during the summer months...

Access the the Annie E. Casey Foundation’s 2020 KIDS COUNT Data Book.  The Data Book describes how children were  faring prior to the corona virus pandemic.  An Interactive Data Book is also online. as well as other publications. ...

Harrisburg, PA – The Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) is encouraging organizations across the state to help provide nutritious meals to children in low-income areas during the summer months through PDE’s Summer Food Service Program. “Every summer thousands of young...

Stacey Mulligan

Young children (ages 0-5) are considered “hard-to-count” because the Census Bureau finds them challenging to interview, locate or contact! Cultural and linguistic barriers only compound this issue.  Libraries across the United States are responding in innovative ways. In Phoenix,...

Provide opportunities for the girls in your community and offer a Girls Who Code Club! Girls Who Code Clubs are FREE after-school programs for 3rd-12th grade girls, run by community leaders, teachers, librarians, and parents.  Many facilitators have no technical experience...

October is National Bullying Prevention Awareness Month. Prevention approaches and intervention, laws and policies, infographics and other resources are available at stopbullying.gov .     ...