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FROM:  Glenn R. Miller, Deputy Secretary for Libraries DATE:    April 21, 2020 RE: National Endowment for the Humanities Grants Available to Libraries Pennsylvania Humanities Council Grants Information and Questions National Endowment for the Humanities Grants Available to...

MEMO TO:  Public Library Directors; District Library Administrators and Consultants; System Administrators; Governor’s Advisory Council on Library Development; Office of Commonwealth Libraries Staff cc: Statewide library email distribution lists at 4:00 pm on March 23, 2020 FROM:...

On behalf of the Pennsylvania Department of Education, I am very pleased to announce that the Office of Commonwealth Libraries (OCL) is now accepting applications for its 2020 Keystone Grants for Public Libraries program. The Keystone grant program provides funds to sponsoring municipalities...

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Pennsylvania Department of Education Office of Commonwealth Libraries Glenn R. Miller, Deputy Secretary & Commissioner for Libraries Tuesday, November 26, 2019 Building on the highly successful launch of his PAsmart initiative last year, Governor Tom Wolf announced this week...

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Guidelines for Pennsylvania School Library Programs I am pleased to announce that the Governor’s Advisory Council on Library Development (GAC) reviewed and approved a new set of Guidelines for Pennsylvania School Library Programs (PDF) at its most recent meeting in Carlisle on...

Tell Us About Your Library Events The Office of Commonwealth Libraries would like to know if your library is: Breaking ground for a construction project; Celebrating a library anniversary or milestone retirement; Announcing a notable new service or program (e.g. MakerSpace opening,...

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  Recruiting for Rare Collections Librarian, State Library of Pennsylvania As the Office of Commonwealth Libraries (OCL) continues to rebuild its staff following some key staff retirements, I’m pleased to share a special and unique invitation to join the State Library of...

Due to pending renovations to the Forum Building, the State Library of Pennsylvania will close on June 1, 2019 and reopen on July 1, 2019 at its temporary Capitol Campus location at the Keystone Building.  We expect to be at this location for the next two (or more) years until...

May 10, 2019.  The National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (NLS) at the Library of Congress will honor two of its cooperating libraries for their outstanding service to readers who are visually or physically disabled. The Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh,...

  Pennsylvania Department of Education Office of Commonwealth Libraries Glenn Miller, Deputy Secretary & Commissioner for Libraries   The Office of Commonwealth Libraries (OCL) has awarded a Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) grant to the Keystone Initiative...