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Chocolate treats

  Red Land Library Celebrates Gold at ChocolateFest on February 8 ChocolateFest is the signature celebration of Red Land Community Library each February during Love Your Library month. On Saturday, February 8, staff will welcome visitors, friends, and neighbors to the library...

Pennsylvania Library Association recognizes libraries for PA ForwardTM Star achievements earned between October 1 and December 15, 2019 Mechanicsburg, PA (January 1, 2020) – The Pennsylvania Library Association just announced the 2019 fourth quarter PAForwardTM Star Library awardees....

First Time in Erie in 30 YEARS. Mechanicsburg, PA (October 13, 2019) – The Pennsylvania Library Association is hosting its 2019 Conference in Erie Pennsylvania.  The event will be held at the beautiful Bayfront Convention Center from Sunday, October 13 to Wednesday, October...

Pennsylvania Library Association recognizes libraries for PA ForwardTM Star achievements earned between April 1 and June 30, 2019 Mechanicsburg, PA (July 22, 2019) – The Pennsylvania Library Association just announced the 2019 second quarter PA ForwardTM Star Library awardees....

Gold stars achieved by December 31, 2019 valid for three years; Gold stars achieved after January 1, 2020 are valid for one year Mechanicsburg, PA (April 22, 2019) – Beginning January 2020, once a library achieves the Gold level of the PA Forward Star Library program, libraries...

Association’s professional development tracks help librarians, staff and volunteers support library’s efforts in local communities Mechanicsburg, PA (November 27, 2018) – For the last decade, the Pennsylvania Library Association has been helping to develop librarians into...

June and Brady

by June Houghtaling, District Consultant, North Central Library District, and Brady Clemens, District Consultant, Central Pennsylvania Library District We all know how important it is for libraries to develop, maintain, and enhance strong relationships with our elected officials....

LIBRARIES’ LITERACY PROGRAMS MAKE POSITIVE IMPACTS ON CITIZENS, COMMUNITIES Some 50 libraries recognized in statewide program for achievements gained between April 1 and June 30, 2018   Mechanicsburg, PA (July 18, 2018) – The Pennsylvania Library Association (PaLA) congratulates...

Suicide prevention and awareness programs will be available at libraries; Demonstrates importance of health literacy and impacts for communities   Mechanicsburg, PA (May 17, 2018) – The PA Library Association (PaLA) is proud to announce Prevent Suicide PA as the latest PA...

Mechanicsburg, PA (April 9, 2018) – Libraries continue to be strong community resources, demonstrating the power of literacy in action. During the 2018 National Library Week celebration, the Pennsylvania Library Association is thanking libraries throughout the commonwealth for...