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Christie Himmelreich

Our Partner:  The Pennsylvania Municipal League Partner Profile: The Pennsylvania Municipal League (PML) is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization established in 1900 as an advocate for Pennsylvania’s 3rd class cities.  Today, the PML represents participating Pennsylvania...

by Melissa Correll   Saturday mornings are usually pretty quiet at Lycoming College’s Snowden Library. On Saturday, February 6th, however, groups of students convened around the fireplace to read aloud and raise money for a great cause. This February marked the 12th Annual...

Sarah Applegate

by Sarah Applegate PA Forward Civic and Social Literacy Summit March 8, 2016 at the Dickinson School of Law I’m going to be honest here and say that when I was first asked about attending this workshop my immediate reaction was no.  I hear terms like “civic” and I’m...

By Angie Andre and Amy Ambler Libraries all across Pennsylvania are already using PA Forward’s five literacies to help design programs, offer services, and identify partners. But what you may not know is that there is a convenient place to promote these literacies, get ideas,...

Sarah Applegate

    by Sarah Applegate A new year means new book orders!  Here’s a list of “coming soon”, new, and newer books to help you bulk up your PA Forward literacies collection. Titles are grouped by age within the literacies.  Most are nonfiction but I tried...

Melissa Correll Last January, Jessica Oberlin, Instructional Services Librarian at Lycoming College’s Snowden Library, coordinated the Created Equal Symposium, a series of film screenings and roundtable discussions designed to bring the community together and open conversations...

by Ashley Flynn The start of a new year is a natural time of rebirth and reinvention. Many people make resolutions for all of the ways they plan to improve themselves over the coming year, like losing ten pounds or getting organized. These resolutions are strides towards becoming...

Melissa Correll by Melissa Correll, Instructional Services Librarian, Lycoming College Currently reading The Tommyknockers by Stephen King In recognition of Constitution Day, which falls on September 17th, all educational institutions that receive federal funds must provide educational...

Caitlyn Boland

by Caitlyn Bovard As librarians, we wear many hats. Over the last several years, our ‘hat’ in providing job and career support for individuals in our communities has increased significantly. Whether your library is serving a large urban community, a small rural town or even...

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by Beth Cackowski When was the last time you read a Civics textbook? Well, I bet I can make you read a chapter of one! Civics and You: Your Key to PA Local Government was published by the Pennsylvania Municipal League in 2014 as an eBook for 9th and 10th grade students studying...