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MEMO TO:  Public Library Directors; District Library Administrators and Consultants; System Administrators; Governor’s Advisory Council on Library Development; Office of Commonwealth Libraries Staff cc: Statewide library email distribution lists at 4:00 pm on March 23, 2020 FROM:...

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...

Albrecht Multi District

The North Central Library District hosted the Challenging Patron Workshop: Library Safety, Security, and Service at the Moment of Truth on August 23, 2019, at Pennsylvania College of Technology’s Thompson Development Center in Williamsport. The workshop drew 60 library directors...

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...

Several libraries have been awarded Pennsylvania’s Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program (RCAP) grants: Carnegie Library of Homestead: $500,000  (project will substantially rearrange the layout of the swimming pool, locker rooms and other related pool support spaces). Carnegie...

Highlighted Content on WebJunction: Prioritizing Accessibility and Disability Inclusion at Your Library: Putting a focus on accessibility helps create a library that can be enjoyed by more people and can connect more people to the information and resources they need. Opportunities...

Read about the renovations at the Paoli Library! ...

open house

    The North Trails Public Library, in West Sunbury, held an open house on June 22, 2019.  The celebration was to honor Ron and Carol Caporali for sponsoring a 25’x25′ addition to the library. With the new addition, the library is able to offer year round...

Hershey Public Library

  Major renovations were finished at the beginning of June at the Hershey Public Library. Renovations were funded by the Hershey Library Endowment Trust. The Circulation desk was completely rebuilt, and includes a total refurbishment of the discharge room, and brand new staff...