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Friends Institute 2017 The 4th Annual Friends Institute sponsored by Pennsylvania Citizens For Better Libraries was held on September 11, a sunny autumn Saturday at the Holiday Inn in Grantville PA. Over 80 members of Friends of Libraries organizations, trustees and board member...

The STAR Library Network (STAR_Net) reports that over 7,000 libraries are hosting eclipse events! Check out this map for locations. Libraries across Pennsylvania are planning events and providing special  glasses for their patrons.  Here’s a sample of what some are doing: Altoona...

It ‘s not often that Pennsylvania libraries are highlighted by the Smithsonian.  What caught their interest this time?  Ukuleles! Thanks to Melanie Ramsey, children’s librarian at the Hollidaysburg Area Public Library, libraries across Pennsylvania are loaning ukuleles...