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Approximately 75 organizations will be selected for grants from $5,000 to $15,000 The Big Read is an initiative of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest.  The Big Read annually supports approximately 75 dynamic community reading programs,...

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  Attend a webinar to learn about a FREE service that your library can use to build community engagement.  (An email with a connection link will follow your registration). Burbio.com is a free and fully automated community events platform that streams all of a town’s...

The National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Middle Atlantic Region (NNLM MAR) has announced the availability of funding through NLM’s partnership with the NIH All of Us Research Program, part of the Precision Medicine Initiative. The purpose of the NNLM All of Us...

ALA President Loida Garcia-Febo will host a FREE webinar, The Heart of Librarianship, at 10 a.m. EST on Nov. 14, 2018. To participate, register for the event.  Read more about the webinar. ...

Eastern Monroe Public Library will be holding their fourth FREE TEDx event on October 13! The event will feature five live speakers on the topic of the role of art in the community. The event will be videotaped and posted on the TEDx YouTube Channel.  Visit the website for additional...

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...

Th Free Library of Philadelphia and Shippensburg Public Library will participate in a professional development initiative funded by an Institute of Museum and Library Services Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian grant.  Read more.   ...

STAR Program

Everybody’s a Star: The STAR Program of the Cumberland County Library System Partners Adults with Intellectual Disabilities with Mobility-Limited Adults Carlisle, PA: Sometimes a program isn’t just “win-win.” It’s “win-win-win-win.” A recent collaboration among the...

Guidelines and sample narratives and budgets available October 10, 2018  Draft deadline (optional) November 15, 2018 Application deadline Dialogues on the Experience of War The program supports the study and discussion of important humanities sources about war, in the belief that...

Public libraries invited to apply for American Creed Community Conversations programming grants| The American Library Association (ALA), in partnership with Citizen Film and the National Writing Project, invites public libraries to apply for programming grants to host community...