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American Honda Foundation’s mission is to help meet the needs of American society in the areas of youth and scientific education by awarding grants to nonprofits, while strategically assisting communities in deriving long-term benefits.  Deadlines are in August, November,...

Apply by 9/18/15 to host a #STEM traveling exhibition. Perfect for small spaces. ...

The Mifflin County Library is on the inside front cover of the new Library Journal! The Sentinel writes about the Storytime program that attracted national attention. ...

Check out what the Altoona Area Public Library can do with its Creation Lab! They can make themselves invisible!   ...

This grant offers a book club program specially designed for at-risk youth. Any library that is located within, or working in partnership with, an organization that serves at-risk youth would be eligible. (This includes alternative high schools, juvenile justice organizations,...

Wissahickon Valley Public Library offers Science in the Summer. ...

The Governor has announced fee waivers for background checks for volunteers.  Read more. ...

Jill McConnell

by Jill McConnell As I was walking through the Children’s Room at my library the other day, a flyer announcing “MedExpress Teddy Bear Clinic Comes to You” caught my eye. According to the MedExpress website, “MedExpress’ Teddy Bear Clinic is a free community outreach program...

Reads 4 Teens 2015 is a collection of ready-to-use themed booklists and bookmarks featuring the latest recommended YA literature.  Download the digital file, photocopy and distribute as many copies as you like.  The file includes 37 pamphlets and 8 bookmarks.  Purchase yours...

by Beth Cackowski By now you’ve probably heard about the importance of children learning to write computer code before they’re out of elementary school. The fear is that many librarians don’t feel comfortable creating environments for this type of technology or information...