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Holiday Fest, with a bake sale, crafts and an auction, was held at the Genesee Area Library on November 10th.  Frigid weather reduced the number of vendors to forty but the event was well attended according to library director, Mary Engle.  The festival is always held on the first...

The Ardmore Free Library is holding an Ardmore Kitchen Tour on April 29. The tour spends the afternoon visiting kitchens on the Lower Main Line!  This year, the kitchens will be shown in homes representing Queen Anne Victorian, Craftsman, Mid-century Modern and new construction. Several...

TechSoup and TechSoup for Libraries supports nonprofits by providing access to donations and discount rates on software, hardware and services from major brands. Some of the brands include Microsoft Office, Adobe, Tableau, Cisco, Dell, Windows Server, Symantec, Quickbooks, AWS,...

Learn about #GivingTuesday and access resources.   ...

Learn about #Giving Tuesday and best practices in this Nonprofit Tech for Good article. Giving Tuesday is November 28.   ...

The East Berlin Community Library is participating in the Rutter’s Children’s Charities and would appreciate anyone who would register and help them move up in the standings this time (thru the end of Oct).  They offer to help support any one who makes the list next year!  ...

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...

Caitlyn Boland

written by Caitlyn Boland Along with the Library’s new Director of Development, Christina Dreher, came the idea to both support health literacy in the community and raise money for the Library at the same time. On Saturday, April 2, 2016, the Butler Area Public Library will host...

Videos on YouTube can now generate funds for nonprofit organizations.  Read this TechCrunch article. ...