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Music and Multimedia Camp

  The Millvale Community Library makerspace is a vibrant place full of Maker camp activities this summer. Our free Maker camps include: art camp, music camp, fashion camp, Riverfront and environmental camp, space camp, and pottery camp. ( There are 10 slots available for each...

The Pennsylvania State Data Center has released a map showing child diversity in PA School districts.  The years 2009 and 2017 are compared.   ...

The Reimagining School Readiness Toolkit is research based and created for librarians to help parents prepare children ages 0 to 8 for success in school and life. The toolkit includes a position paper, a promising practice guide, case studies and bookmarks, which contain tips for...

                  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,...

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A Bike Safety Day was held recently at the Salem Square Library. Working with Leadership York, a development course for upcoming leaders in the community, the Salem Square Library along with our community partners and local organizations such as City of York, York City Police, Crispus...

Street Outreach Program The Administration for Children and Families (ACF) within the US Department of Health and Human Services  announces the availability of funds under the Street Outreach Program (SOP). SOPs work to increase young people’s personal safety, social and emotional...

The Source for Learning offers FREE Early Childhood Education Webinars and Presentations. ...

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Learning does not end when school lets out; neither does the need for good nutrition.  YOUR LIBRARY CAN HELP!   Become a site or a sponsor for the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP).  This year’s application deadline is June 15. Learn more here! Engage your community–Engage...

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    The Schlow Crentre Region Library will offer FREE vision screenings for children newborn to 5-years-old on February 23 and April 20. The screenings are offered by a doctor from Nittany Eye Associates. ...

Hasbro will award BE FEARLESS BE KIND Grants of $500, $1,000, or $2,000 to nonprofit organizations and K-12 schools (public, private, and independent) in the United States. Grants will support youth-led community projects.  The deadline is October 31.  Learn more about the grants and...