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Funding Reminder! Applications for projects starting in May are due next week on Monday, April 17 at 5 PM ET. If you have questions or need assistance with your funding application, please contact us as soon as possible to set up a consultation! Through Health Equity Change Makers,...

The West Branch Chapter of the Pennsylvania Library Association will hold its Spring Workshop on Tuesday, May 16, 2017, at the Pennsylvania College of Technology in Williamsport, PA. They invite proposals for presentations or lightning talks on the workshop theme, Taking Care of...

The National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Middle Atlantic Region, invites applications for projects beginning May 14, 2017 and ending April 30, 2018. Five award types are available for outreach projects that: Enhance clinicians’ and public health workers’ abilities to...

By Elizabeth Hess The month of November usually makes me think of the upcoming holiday season, spending time with family and friends, and enjoying the beautiful Pennsylvania autumn. After recently attending an eye-opening session at the Pennsylvania Library Association’s Annual...

Susan Sentz

by: Susan Sentz Everyone knows that October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. We see it in stores, schools, and even the NFL but where we do not see it very often is in libraries. Libraries hold the perfect opportunity to be the point of access for their local communities health...

Susan Sentz

  By: Susan Sentz September is a busy month for libraries with Library Card Signup Month, Banned Books Week and many other month related promotions. With so much going on it is hard to program for everything and other worthy observance month topics get lost along the way....

Michelle Georgetti

by Michelle Muro An Uncomfortable Topic Suicide. How often do you talk about it in your library? While researching for this article, I realized the difficulty in finding library programs on suicide prevention or awareness. Since this week is National Suicide Prevention Week (September...

Susan Sentz

By: Susan Sentz Looking for something different to hold at your library? Why not make it a club? Book clubs are a great program for your library to get patrons coming back each month; so it’s time to capitalize on this by creating other clubs for patrons to keep them coming back...

MAR invites applications for outreach funding!  Five award types are available for outreach projects that: Enhance clinicians’ and public health workers’ abilities to find and use biomedical and health information in practice and for patient education; Strengthen the involvement...

Laura Laspee

by Laura Laspee GIANT Food Stores has partnered with Libraries to promote Health Literacy. Read more about our partner and its involvement to promote Health Literacy.       Our Partner:  GIANT Food Stores, LLC Partner Profile:  GIANT Food Stores has been known...