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Read about board games at the Schlow Centre Region Library! ...

Access the article, Community Partners Enhance Programs (opens as a pdf), written by Lisa Rand, Youth Service Coordinator at the Boyertown Library.  It was first published in VOYA Magazine June 2018. ...

Code Club For Small and Rural Libraries The Institute of Museum and Library Sciences is funding a grant to deliver all the resources necessary to run a code club in small and rural public libraries. Those resources include one-on-one training sessions, code club software,...

A thank you note was received from a happy customer! The family borrowed a museum pass from the Penn Wynne Library, a branch of the Lower Merion Library System.  The family was able to visit the Museum of the American Revolution for free with the pass. The pass is just one of many...

Darby Free Library has added a Butterfly garden and is developing Butterflies from caterpillars. When the Butterflies mature and the garden blooms the butterflies will be set free. This summer long activity includes stories, crafts and caring for the garden and future butterflies....

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...

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...

Science Action Club has started at Vandergrift Public Library! Director Vanessa Groholski completed FREE STEM training online in order to offer this FREE program to children in grades 3-8.  Learn more about taking the course, and the grant she received to receive a kit valued at...

Mother Goose on the Loose® Workshops Explore scientific findings regarding child development, experience a live Mother Goose on the Loose session, and learn how to easily plan and present your own program. Mother Goose on the Loose is an award winning early literacy program that...

Free WebJunction Webinars for You These upcoming webinars are open for registration. If you can’t attend a live session, all WebJunction webinars are recorded and available for free in the Course Catalog. From Facilities to Trauma: Disaster Planning and Community Resiliency at...