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Pennsylvania Citizens for Better Libraries is proud to announce the upcoming 2019 Friends Institute The Institute will be held Saturday, September 28, 2019, at the Genetti Hotel and Suites in Williamsport, PA.  This is the sixth Friends Institute and is an opportunity to network...

Hillary Jordan meeting patrons

On Sunday, April 8, the Hershey Public Library hosted the Friends 20th Annual Guest Author Visit. This year we were very privileged to have Hillary Jordan, the author of When She Woke and Mudbound.   Ms. Jordan presented a really engaging and often humorous program followed by...

Somerset County Library is having a celebration of the Harry Potter series: Exhibition: Harry Potter’s World: Renaissance Science, Magic and Medicine This traveling exhibition was developed and produced by the Exhibition Program at the National Library of Medicine and will be...

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Friends Institute 2017 The 4th Annual Friends Institute sponsored by Pennsylvania Citizens For Better Libraries was held on September 11, a sunny autumn Saturday at the Holiday Inn in Grantville PA. Over 80 members of Friends of Libraries organizations, trustees and board member...

The Mercer Area Library is hosting FREE weekly tutoring with math professionals.  The math tutoring is available to Junior and Senior High School students.  Advance registration and a Mercer Library card are required. The service is sponsored by the Friends of the Mercer Area...

Pennsylvania Citizens for Better Libraries is now seeking nominations for its annual awards to be presented at the PCBL Friends Institute to be held September 16, 2017, at the Holiday Inn in Grantville, PA. Now is your opportunity to nominate a Friends Groups, an individual, company,...

The Spring Workshop sponsored by the South Central Chapter of the Pennsylvania Library Association will be held  Thursday, May 18th, 2017 at the Pa College of Health Sciences in Lancaster, Pa. Presentations include: PA Forward: Taking your Library to the Star Level Meeting Efficiency:...

Pennsylvania Citizens for Better Libraries is proud to announce the upcoming 2016 Friends Institute. The Institute will be held Saturday, October 8, 2016, at the Holiday Inn in Grantville, PA.  This is the third Friends Institute and is an opportunity to network with other Friends...

Pennsylvania Citizens for Better Libraries is proud to announce the upcoming 2016 Friends Institute. The Institute will be held Saturday, October 8, 2016, at the Holiday Inn in Grantville, PA. This is the third Friends Institute and is an opportunity to network with other Friends...

One week left to submit your nominations:   Deadline July 24, 2015.  PENNSYLVANIA CITIZENS FOR BETTER LIBRARIES   CALL FOR ANNUAL AWARDS NOMINATIONS   The Pennsylvania Citizens for Better Libraries is now seeking nominations for its annual awards to be presented at the PCBL...