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  Pennsylvania Department of Education Office of Commonwealth Libraries Susan Banks, Acting Deputy Secretary & State Librarian March 9, 2022 $5.28 Million in Keystone Grants for Public Library Facilities Awarded I am very pleased to announce on behalf...

Getting Ready for 2021 Keystone Grants for Public Library Facilities The Office of Commonwealth Libraries anticipates opening a Keystone Grants for Public Library Facilities grant round on Monday, July 26, 2021. Applications submission deadline would be Friday, October 29, 2021...

5.19 Million in Keystone Grants Awarded  I am very pleased to announce on behalf of the Pennsylvania Department of Education that the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania will be awarding 18 municipalities in 15 counties with $5.19 million in Keystone grants to improve their local libraries.   The...

On behalf of the Pennsylvania Department of Education, I am very pleased to announce that the Office of Commonwealth Libraries (OCL) is now accepting applications for its 2020 Keystone Grants for Public Libraries program. The Keystone grant program provides funds to sponsoring municipalities...

Keystone Pre-Application Workshop Matching amounts up to $750,000! Learn about Letter of Intent (due end of year) and more! Is your library planning a renovation or construction project which will improve service to your users? Learn about Keystone: register for an in-person workshop...

Attend a Keystone 2020 Pre-Application Workshop Is your library planning a renovation or construction project which will improve service to your users? The Pennsylvania Department of Education’s Office of Commonwealth Libraries administers the Keystone Grants for Public Library...

If your library is considering applying for a Keystone Grant for Public Library Facilities in 2019, the Office of Commonwealth Libraries encourages you to attend one of the workshops being offered in January 2019 at various locations around the state. Ed Lupico, Keystone Advisor...

The Baldwin Public Library has received a Redevelopment Assistance Capital grant towards their new home. The Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program (RACP) is a Commonwealth grant program administered by the Office of the Budget for the acquisition and construction of regional...

Read about the new facility for the Ridley Township Public Library in this DelcoTimes post. ...

The American Institute of Architects and the American Library Association/Library Leadership and Management Association have released this year’s best in library architecture and design. ...