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Trustee Workshop: Building an Exceptional Board, presented by Tish Mogan, Pennsylvania Association of Nonprofit Organizations (PANO) Trustees and Library Directors from the Lebanon County Library District and surrounding counties gathered at Stone Ridge Poplar Run on June 22, 2019...

In 2016, one-hundred and thirteen million people attended 5.2 million programs!  Read the Public Libraries Survey report, released by the Institute of Museum and Library Services and discover data on public libraries’ resources, staffing, services and more.  Read more. ...

The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) has selected projects to feature on their website and two of them are from Pennsylvania!  Chester County Public Library’s Digital Media Lab project and Lancaster Public Library‘s Maker Passes Program were highlighted. ...

Seeking Applications for School Library, Community Memory, and Digital Inclusion Grants Washington, DC—The Institute of Museum and Library Services has launched a new special initiative, Accelerating Promising Practices for Small Libraries (APP), and is accepting grant...

Association’s professional development tracks help librarians, staff and volunteers support library’s efforts in local communities Mechanicsburg, PA (November 27, 2018) – For the last decade, the Pennsylvania Library Association has been helping to develop librarians into...

The Free Library of Philadelphia Receives Three-Year Grant from the Institute of Museuam and Library Services for Community-Centered Libraries InitiativeE The grant will support staff training and curriculum development in community-centered library practice PHILADELPHIA, September...

Nominate Your Museum or Library for an IMLS National Medal Submissions Due October 1, 2018 Washington, DC—The Institute of Museum and Library Services is now accepting nominations for the 2019 National Medal for Museum and Library Service, the nation’s highest honor...

Code Club For Small and Rural Libraries The Institute of Museum and Library Sciences is funding a grant to deliver all the resources necessary to run a code club in small and rural public libraries. Those resources include one-on-one training sessions, code club software,...

Tiffany Harkleroad from the Butler Area Public Library has been selected to participate in PLA’s Inclusive Internship Initiative (funded by IMLS).     ...

Only One Application Deadline This Year Washington, D.C. – The Institute of Museum and Library Services is now accepting FY 2019 proposals for National Leadership Grants for Libraries (NLG-L) and Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program (LB21). New this year, IMLS is offering...