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

The National Library of Medicine is offering a FREE webinar on January 10: Are You Ready? Essential Disaster Health Information Resources for Keeping Your Loved Ones Safe This class covers NLM disaster health information and other emergency preparedness resources for community educators,...

a little boy wearing eye glasses

    The Schlow Crentre Region Library will offer FREE vision screenings for children newborn to 5-years-old on February 23 and April 20. The screenings are offered by a doctor from Nittany Eye Associates. ...

A$500 stipend is being offered to cover most costs to attend the March 20,2018  preconference workshop, Stand Up for Health: Health and Wellness Services for Your Community at the PLA 2018 Conference in Philadelphia, PA. The deadline is Nov 19, 2017.  Learn more.     ...

Please note that The National Network Library of Medicine Middle Atlantic Region (NNLM MAR) has a new class registration system which requires obtaining an NNLM account prior to registration. Learn how to register for classes from the NTO. NNLM and NLM classes are FREE and open...

Medicare offers more health coverage choices and decreased premiums in 2018 Medicare Advantage premiums decrease, choices increase, while enrollment hits an at all-time high Today, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced that people with Medicare will have...

The Ardmore Free Library is partnering to offer classes to help patrons stop smoking. ...

All are webinars, unless noted. Please note that we have a new class registration system which requires obtaining an NNLM account prior to registration. Learn how to register for classes from the NTO. NNLM and NLM classes are free and open to all. Please feel free to share these...

Elizabeth Hess

  by Elizabeth Hess You’ve surely seen or heard the phrase “New Year, New You” before- whether on a magazine cover, a television show, or even a library display (like one I created last January!) While it’s often the New Year when many make resolutions to break a bad...

Health Image

    Medical.net News reports that Penn Researchers have developed a pilot program to train library staff  as community health specialists. Read about it.  Here’s more! ...

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...