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

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. Strategic Planning in a Deeply Weird World: The Flexible Roadmap Field Guide Approach Tuesday,...

First webinar starts Thursday November 1, 2018 3:00pm EST  Butte County Library and USA Learns have teamed up to provide a webinar series to introduce FREE online courses on Citizenship and English as a Second Language. Libraries Helping Immigrants, Services for Immigrants: A...

Small organizations are encourage to apply for this NEH Division of Preservation & Access Program! The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Common Heritage program supports community digitization and outreach events to increase public awareness and stewardship of heritage...

Check out the funding opportunities from the National Library of Medicine!  The Outreach to Consumers Award , the Professional Development Award and the Health Information Awareness Award will be of particular interest to public libraries. The deadline for all awards is April...

Jill McConnell

by Jill McConnell As I was walking through the Children’s Room at my library the other day, a flyer announcing “MedExpress Teddy Bear Clinic Comes to You” caught my eye. According to the MedExpress website, “MedExpress’ Teddy Bear Clinic is a free community outreach program...

Check out the Resources for Libraries provided by the Harwood Institute for Public Innovation, ALA and PLA. The tools are designed to help libraries strengthen their role as community leaders. Included are worksheets and recorded webinars on assessing the community, community conversations,...