Banner image for Compendium: News from Commonwealth Libraries with photo of Office of Commonselath Libraries building

The National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Middle Atlantic Region (NNLM MAR) invites applications for health information outreach and programming projects. [Public libraries are encouraged to apply. After reading the announcement, don’t hesitate to reach out for a funding...

The Pat Carterette Professional Development Grant  will provide up to $1,000 to an individual to attend a professional development event between Sept. 1, 2020 and Aug. 31, 2021.  You do not need to be an ALA member to apply.  The deadline is February 15, 2020.  Learn...

The SBA is investing in the success of makerspaces through the new MaTCH (Makerspace Training, Collaboration and Hiring)  and will award up to $1 million in total prizes to fund selected winning makerspace proposals based on the following tiered approach: Seed: up to $25,000...

Glenn R. Miller

Environmental Education Grants Available I’m pleased to announce that the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has announced the availability of grants as part of its Environmental Education Grant Program. Libraries are eligible to apply as non-profit organizations. ...

Youth Service America (YSA) is now accepting applications for the 2017 Global Youth Service Day Lead Agency Program!  YSA offers organizations the funding, official designation, capacity-building training, and ongoing consultancy to lead high-impact, high-visibility youth service...

Leah Rudolph

This is the first of a series of Session Notes from grantees who have received Professional Development grants. Each grantee will share their professional development experience and include tips and other resources from the workshop or class.  This project was made possible by...

The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) is offering Humanities Projects grants to bring “ideas and insights of the humanities to life for general audiences.”  NEH encourages projects that involve members of the public in collaboration with humanities scholars...

  by Ashley Flynn, Library Director at Highland Community Library, Currently reading: Reading Lolita in Tehran by Azar Nafisi   Good leadership is critical to the long term success of any organization, including libraries. PaLA and the Office of Commonwealth Libraries...

Grantspace offers free learning opportunities! A sample of upcoming events: Everything You Wanted to Know About Podcasting But Were Afraid to Ask 2:00pm – 2:30pm EST  Livestream Introduction to Finding Grants 2:00pm – 3:00pm ET Webinar Check their calendar for more!     ...

Young Child Using iPad

WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. – The James V. Brown Library, 19 E. Fourth St., recently was the recipient of a $7,552.50 grant through the Pennsylvania Public Library Broadband Technology Connectivity Project. The grant, completed by Doug Harkness, technology manager for the Lycoming County...