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InfoPeople is offering the following FREE webinars: Creating A Crisis Communications Plan That Works –Presented by Kim Thursday, March 27, 2019 @ 3pm EST  In world with a 24-hour news cycle, libraries must be ready to communicate quickly about any crisis that may impact their...

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Holiday Fest, with a bake sale, crafts and an auction, was held at the Genesee Area Library on November 10th.  Frigid weather reduced the number of vendors to forty but the event was well attended according to library director, Mary Engle.  The festival is always held on the first...

Jenne Mante

  The Bethlehem Area Public Library is hosting an exciting holiday fundraiser this year. We are partnering with Kindness is Magic Inc. to pay off student lunch debt and erase library fines. One in six children in Pennsylvania suffers from hunger and many of these same students...

Pokemon

  by Elizabeth Hess Confession time: when I first heard about the mega-popular free app Pokémon Go, I reacted with a “whaaaaat?” rather than a “wa-hoo!” I sadly missed the first round of Pokémon-mania back in the 90s, so this resurgence in worldwide popularity due...

teacup with hearts

“Tea For Two Craft” at the Library The Lilian S. Besore Memorial Library will hold a night of crafting and refreshments on February 11. Class members will decorate two ‘sweetheart’ mugs with a design of their choice. The library is charging $10.00 per person. What...