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The article below shares forward a September 16 press release announcing an iniatiative to provide funding for organizations who provide holistic support services for reentering women. Libraries may want to consider building relationships with organizations that provide services...

On Tuesday, January 18, 2022, Pennsylvania will officially observe the 2022 National Day of Racial Healing. The goals of this event are to: ·         Understand that racial healing is at the core of racial equity ·         Offer a time for contemplation and...

WASHINGTON, DC—The Institute of Museum and Library Services, in partnership with Reinvestment Fund, have released a new study, Understanding the Social Wellbeing Impacts of the Nation’s Libraries and Museums, which examines the role of museums and libraries in promoting social...

WebJunction will lead the initiative Supporting Library Responses to the Opioid Crisis to develop a set of free online resources that staff at public libraries can use to determine how their library can address opioid use disorder in their local communities. WebJunction is also...

Like many libraries across the nation, the Free Library of Philadelphia is undergoing a paradigm shift. Their extensive collections offer boundless discoveries, but increasingly their focus is not only on what is housed within their walls and on their servers, but how they are engaging...

The American Library Association (ALA) invites libraries in small and rural communities to apply for grant funding to help them address issues of concern in their communities.  Up to 650 U.S. libraries in small and rural communities will receive $3,000 each to tackle issues ranging...

In an effort to better reach those seeking employment or navigating career transitions during the COVID-19 pandemic, Berks County Public Libraries will take to the road later this month with the launch of their Mobile Job Lab, bringing free workforce resources and instruction to...

The American Library Association (ALA) will award up to 650 libraries, in small and rural communities, $3000 each to tackle issues of concern in their communities. The grants will be distributed over two funding rounds. Read the full project guidelines. The deadline is December...

This is a photo collage of nine portraits of African Americans.

The Bethlehem Area Public Library is thrilled to share with you the Black Bethlehem Project, a first-of-its kind historical study of the Black experience in Bethlehem, PA. This project was funded through the Lehigh Valley Engaged Humanities Consortium and spearheaded by BAPL’s...

The American Library Association (ALA) invites library workers to apply to be part of Resilient Communities: Libraries Respond to Climate Change, a pilot program to help public and academic libraries engage their communities in programs and conversations that address the climate...