Banner image for Compendium: News from Commonwealth Libraries with photo of Office of Commonselath Libraries building

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...

Free WebJunction Webinars for You These upcoming webinars are open for registration. If you can’t attend a live session, all WebJunction webinars are recorded and available for free in the Course Catalog. The Power of Small: How Rural Libraries Help Their Communities Thrive Thursday,...

If you missed any of the webinars below, the recordings can be found in the WebJunction Course Catalog.   Enter the catalog to receive a certificate! Here are the titles and links to the event listings on WebJunction.  Included are the PowerPoints, recordings, related resources...

  Those Kids are Hungry…Feed them!  The Summer Lunch program is FREE! Make plans now to participate! What’s holding you back? No kitchen? You can contract to have bag lunches brought in.  You don’t have to offer the lunch every day–but why not?  If half of the...