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Are Dogs the New Library Cat? At Red Land Community Library in Etters, Pennsylvania, parents can sign children up for a 15-minute slot to read to a golden retriever. The dogs work on Saturdays, sitting contentedly while children choose a book to read aloud. Karen Hostetter, Library...

The Emmaus Public Library officially opened its new wing with a ribbon cutting ceremony on November 8, 2018 and an Open House is planned for November 28, 2018 from 6 PM-8:30 PM to allow everyone time to explore their new space. The Emmaus Public Library serves as the home library...

The Belmont Hills Library has reopened.  Read about the renovation and the formerly secret donor. ...

  Keystone Grant Awards I am very pleased to announce on behalf of the Pennsylvania Department of Education that the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania will be awarding 27 municipalities with Keystone grants to improve their local libraries. The grants, ranging from a low of $6,500...

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...

FM Global Fire Prevention Grant Program Grants are offered for Pre-Incident Planning (computer software programs, laptops), Fire Prevention Education/Training (community outreach initiatives, workshops, publications), and Arson Prevention/Fire Investigation (juvenile fire...

WebJunction offered five webinars this past quarter!  If you missed any of these events, you may access the recordings for FREE in the in the WebJunction Course Catalog. Here are the titles and links to the descriptions on WebJunction: Voter Perceptions of Libraries: Getting From...

Greg Pilotti

June 27, 2018—When officials of the Columbia Public Library launched the renovation and new addition of the library, they anticipated that the completed project would be a real treasure for the community.  With the upcoming grand opening of the new library, their anticipation...

WASHINGTON, D.C. (May 8, 2018) — The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) will offer a second round of its new Infrastructure and Capacity Building Challenge Grants, with an application deadline of August 1. NEH announced the new grant program, designed to create and...

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