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Deadline: July 15, 2020 (Submissions close at 11:59 p.m. EDT.) The Jerry Kline Community Impact Prize, developed in partnership between the Gerald M. Kline Family Foundation and Library Journal, was created in 2019 to recognize the public library as a vital community asset. When...

Oil Creek and Seneca Library Districts have entered into a Reciprocal Lending Agreement (RLA) through OverDrive – the first of its kind in Pennsylvania. The RLA allows patrons to use both District’s OverDrive collections with just their home library card. “Access is a...

Pottstown Regional Pubic Library is proud to announce it has been selected as a beneficiary of the GIANT Bags 4-My-Cause Program for the month of November 2019.  Read about it! Learn more about Bags4MyCause. ...

October, 2019, Erie, Pennsylvania, USA – Public libraries in Northwest Pennsylvania strengthen collaboration efforts. A new regional collaboration: SNOE Library District, the first of its kind in Pennsylvania, will move our public libraries forward into the future. The partnership...

HARRISBURG, PA, October 1, 2019 – The Keystone Initiative for Network-Based Education and Research (KINBER) today announced that its President and CEO, Gwendolyn “Wendy” Huntoon, is stepping down as president and CEO effective Oct. 31. Ms. Huntoon will continue to...

Nature Backpack

Themed backpacks used to explore and learn about the many forms of nature in backyards and the region’s green spaces Pittsburgh (May 28, 2019) – The Allegheny County Library Association, Allegheny County Parks, Allegheny Land Trust and Western Pennsylvania Conservancy are...

Pennsylvania Citizens for Better Libraries is proud to announce the upcoming 2019 Friends Institute The Institute will be held Saturday, September 28, 2019, at the Genetti Hotel and Suites in Williamsport, PA.  This is the sixth Friends Institute and is an opportunity to network...

Two new libraries will begin staffing Chat with a Librarian! We’re pleased to announce that the Berks County Library System and Saint Francis University will soon be staffing Chat with a Librarian.  Saint Francis University, which already uses LibAnswers, is excited to be...

The Office of Commonwealth Libraries in partnership with the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), is developing a state-wide version of the Institute for Museum and Library Services funded Future Ready with the Library (FRwtL) project. In Pennsylvania the program will...

The Cambria County Library is the new home of PA CareerLink of Cambria County. Read about it! ...