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MEMO TO:  Public Library Directors; District Library Administrators and Consultants; System Administrators; Governor’s Advisory Council on Library Development; Office of Commonwealth Libraries Staff cc: Statewide library email distribution lists at 4:00 pm on March 23, 2020 FROM:...

ALA is offering a new learning series, Libraries Transforming Communities: Facilitation Skills for Small and Rural Libraries.  The series will help library workers develop facilitation skills to engage with their communities. The project includes a suite of facilitation...

Washington, DC. — For the second year, the Institute of Museum and Library Services is accepting grant applications for Accelerating Promising Practices for Small Libraries (APP). The deadline to apply is December 2, 2019. APP is a special initiative of National Leadership...

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...

  The annual Harwood Summit will be held September 19-21 at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia, PA.  Learn more.     ...

The Free Library of Philadelphia is offering Skills for Community-Centered Libraries training, designed to enhance staff members’ abilities to support positive changes in the neighborhoods.  The Programming Librarian blog states that researchers determined that 21.5 percent...

A partnership between Library Journal and the Gerald M. Kline Family Foundation has created the Jerry Kline Community Impact Prize.  Learn more and apply by August 1, 2019. ...

Library Journal will select up to 10 buildings, completed between between January 2016 and March 1, 2019 that demonstrate excellence in (1) community engagement in design, (2) sustainability, (3) functionality, (4) innovation, and (5) beauty and delight. Projects to be considered...

The State Farm Neighborhood Assist® program awards $25,000 grants to 40 nonprofit organizations to help fund neighborhood projects involved in Education, Safety, and Community Development. They are accepting 2,000 submissions starting June 5th. Learn more. ...

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...