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  by Meghan Lynch Business Outreach Librarian Chester County Library The Welcome to the Library program at the Chester County Library in Exton, PA, was inspired by the realization that although new library card holders are given a lot of literature about various library programs...

Flag Display: Thank You to Latino Unidos

                On September 18, 2018 Martin Library’s Teen Leadership committee hosted the Welcoming Week 2018, Cultural Jam: Teens Creating Community event. The event was co-hosted by The Matts Youth Center. Teens and their family members...

More than 40 libraries reached PA Forward Star Library status July 1 to September 30, 2018 Mechanicsburg, PA (October 4, 2018) – “Libraries throughout Pennsylvania continue highlighting that they are more than book repositories, earning stars along the way and underscoring...

Mechanicsburg, PA (April 9, 2018) – Libraries continue to be strong community resources, demonstrating the power of literacy in action. During the 2018 National Library Week celebration, the Pennsylvania Library Association is thanking libraries throughout the commonwealth for...

Learn or review research and information literacy skills at your own pace in this FREE course, which was started by Brooklyn Public Library and is funded in part by IMLS. BPL’s Teacher Lab is for educators, including school librarians. From the site: “The course includes...

Wikipedia + Libraries: Better Together This fall, WebJunction will offer a FREE online training program for US public library staff to learn to confidently engage with Wikipedia. Wikipedia + Libraries is a nine-week course (September 13 – November 15) that includes six live online...

This fall, WebJunction will offer a FREE  online training program for up to 500 US public library staff to learn to confidently engage with Wikipedia. The course will provide a collaborative learning environment for public library peers to build their Wikipedia skills, implement...

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,...

Elizabeth Hess

  By Elizabeth Hess If you’re wondering what the “Internet of things” (IoT) means, don’t fret! You probably already know about this concept if you’re aware of connected devices or “smart” devices like Fitbits or even smartphones. The article Libraries and the...

Jasmine Woodson

by Jasmine Woodson With some embarrassment, I start this article with the admission that my first introduction to PA Forward was through my experience as a PALS attendee this June. There was so much talk about PaLA’s PA Forward, and I sat mutely, racking my brain to pull out...