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BUTLER– The American Library Association (ALA) announced that the Butler Area Public Library was selected to participate in Libraries Lead with Digital Skills, an initiative of ALA and the Public Library Association (PLA), sponsored by Grow with Google, the tech company’s economic...

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WASHINGTON – Today the American Library Association (ALA) and Public Library Association (PLA) announced the names of 20 libraries* in Pennsylvania selected to receive funding from Libraries Lead with Digital Skills, an initiative of ALA and PLA, sponsored by Grow with Google....

Martin Library is pleased to announce several special programs occurring soon. Please share with your friends, family and community connections. Grow with Google will take place on January 30th. Google is visiting libraries across the nation to share programs and information suitable...

Three branches of the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh are participating in a pilot funded by Grow with Google.  The program is a hotspot and laptop lending program.  Read about it! ...

Pittsburgh and the Governor’s Mifflin School District in Shillington have been awarded grants to design and implement coding programs for young people. The grants are part of ALA’s Libraries Ready to Code initiative sponsored by Google.  Learn more.     ...

Jessica Weidman

This is part of a series of Session Notes from grantees who have received Professional Development grants from the Office of Commonwealth Libraries. Each grantee will share their professional development experience and include tips and other resources from the workshop or class....

American Library Association (ALA) and Google will offer libraries an opportunity to apply for Phase III of the Libraries Ready to Code initiative.  The application period starts in mid-July. A cohort of 25-50 school and public libraries will each receive resources and support...

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:...

Jason Fialkovich

This is part of a series of Session Notes from grantees who have received Professional Development grants from the Office of Commonwealth Libraries. Each grantee will share their professional development experience and include tips and other resources from the workshop or class....