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The Erie County Public Library (ECPL) is embracing PA Forward as the framework by which they are building partnerships to enhance services for patrons and to reach non-traditional library users. Their efforts focus on bridging the gaps in Basic, Information, Civic and Social, Health...

Pennsylvania Library Association recognizes libraries for PA ForwardTM Star achievementsearned between July 1 and September 30, 2019 Mechanicsburg, PA (October 7, 2019) – The Pennsylvania Library Association just announced the 2019 second quarter PA ForwardTM Star Library awardees....

Apollo 50

NASA: On to Mars! A Modern Space Race to Fire Imaginations Bristol, PA – Derrick Pitts, Chief Astronomer of the Fels Planetarium at the Franklin Institute, and a crowd of over 200 were on hand Thursday, July 11, 2019 at Bristol Borough’s Snyder-Girotti Elementary School discussing...

Flag Display: Thank You to Latino Unidos

                On September 18, 2018 Martin Library’s Teen Leadership committee hosted the Welcoming Week 2018, Cultural Jam: Teens Creating Community event. The event was co-hosted by The Matts Youth Center. Teens and their family members...

Flag Day 2018

Flag Day Ceremony On Thursday, June 14th  the North Pocono Public Library celebrated with a brief patriotic Flag Day Ceremony to honor the symbol of our country, and to honor those who have served and continue to serve to preserve our freedom. Moscow, PA June 14, 2018 The North...

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...

Susan Sentz

  By: Susan Sentz We view our libraries as community centers, providing much needed services to our patrons. During the holiday season many libraries go beyond the typical library services to serve their communities in nontraditional ways.  A great way to help give back this...

By Elizabeth Hess It appears that we can no longer consider self-publishing a mere trend, if recent statistics are any indication! In 2014, Publisher’s Weekly reported on a study that found “self-published books now represent 31% of e-book sales on Amazon’s Kindle Store”...

By Angie Andre I get very excited when I learn about a new gadget that we could use in a library Maker Program. I can see the possibility and the excitement that this shiney new technology will bring to patrons  young and old. Then I look at the price tag, the quantity we would...

Caitlyn Boland

  by Caitlyn Boland, Assistant Director at the Butler Area Public Library Established in 1956, Foundation Center is the leading source of information about philanthropy worldwide. Through data, analysis, and training, it connects people who want to change the world to the...