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May 13 is the deadline to apply for professional development grant events to be held from June 1 through September 30. (This time period has been extended from the original period that went through the end of August). PLEASE note that the application form has been changed from...

Caitlyn Boland

By Caitlyn Boland, Assistant Director Butler Area Public Library Mark your calendars on April 23-30, 2016 for Money Smart Week. This national initiative is in its sixth year between the ALA and the Federal Reserve Bank to provide financial literacy programming to help members of...

by Angie Andre ILEAD USA is a program that brings together public, private, academic, and school librarians from all over Pennsylvania to learn about leadership and technology. Participants form team groups and each group identifies a community need. The job of the team group...

PA Forward Financial Literacy Summit DATE:  TUESDAY, MARCH 22, 2016 LOCATION: The Upper Merion Township Library, 175 West Valley Forge Road, King of Prussia, Pennsylvania 19406 The First PA Forward Financial Literacy Summit in partnership with the Southeastern Chapter of the Pennsylvania...

By Angie Andre and Amy Ambler Libraries all across Pennsylvania are already using PA Forward’s five literacies to help design programs, offer services, and identify partners. But what you may not know is that there is a convenient place to promote these literacies, get ideas,...

Sarah Applegate

    by Sarah Applegate A new year means new book orders!  Here’s a list of “coming soon”, new, and newer books to help you bulk up your PA Forward literacies collection. Titles are grouped by age within the literacies.  Most are nonfiction but I tried...

The ALA Public Programs Office, in partnership with the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) Investor Education Foundation, is accepting applications for Thinking Money, a traveling exhibition to U.S. public libraries. Money affects all Americans, but many of us lack...

by Ashley Flynn The start of a new year is a natural time of rebirth and reinvention. Many people make resolutions for all of the ways they plan to improve themselves over the coming year, like losing ten pounds or getting organized. These resolutions are strides towards becoming...

Currently reading Not Just Where to Click: Teaching Students How to Think about Information edited by Troy A. Swanson and Heather Jagman. by Melissa Correll, Instructional Services Librarian, Lycoming College PaLA Annual offered lots of programming and ideas for putting PA Forward...

Sarah Applegate

Sarah Applegate by Sarah Applegate Currently Reading: The Nightmare Charade by Mindee Arnett I recently took on a full-time youth services position within my library and now find myself having to plan programs for birth to teen. Preschool and teen programming is easy for me....