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

  Pennsylvania Department of Education Office of Commonwealth Libraries Susan Banks, Acting Deputy Secretary & State Librarian March 9, 2022 $5.28 Million in Keystone Grants for Public Library Facilities Awarded I am very pleased to announce on behalf...

Getting Ready for 2021 Keystone Grants for Public Library Facilities The Office of Commonwealth Libraries anticipates opening a Keystone Grants for Public Library Facilities grant round on Monday, July 26, 2021. Applications submission deadline would be Friday, October 29, 2021...

5.19 Million in Keystone Grants Awarded  I am very pleased to announce on behalf of the Pennsylvania Department of Education that the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania will be awarding 18 municipalities in 15 counties with $5.19 million in Keystone grants to improve their local libraries.   The...

On behalf of the Pennsylvania Department of Education, I am very pleased to announce that the Office of Commonwealth Libraries (OCL) is now accepting applications for its 2020 Keystone Grants for Public Libraries program. The Keystone grant program provides funds to sponsoring municipalities...

Keystone Webinar Recording Available If your library is considering applying for a Keystone Grant for Public Library Facilities in 2019, and you were unable to attend an in-person or webinar workshop offered by the Office of Commonwealth Libraries, you can view a recording of the...

Last Keystone Webinar for this grant cycle to be offered An additional Keystone webinar will be held on Tuesday, February 5, due to the weather cancellation of a previously scheduled webinar. If your library is considering applying for a Keystone Grant for Public Library Facilities in...

If your library is considering applying for a Keystone Grant for Public Library Facilities in 2019, the Office of Commonwealth Libraries encourages you to attend one of the workshops being offered in January 2019 at various locations around the state. Ed Lupico, Keystone Advisor...

Twenty-seven projects totaling $5, 939,310 were recently awarded Keystone grants. See the list of awarded projects below. The competitive grant is used to award matching construction and facilities grants to municipalities that sponsor state-aided public libraries. Grants pay up...

Ed Lupiico

  Greetings! My name is Edward Lupico and I recently joined the Bureau of Library Development in the Office of Commonwealth Libraries in Harrisburg as a Library Development Advisor. But you can call me Ed. I will oversee the Keystone Recreation, Park and Conservation Fund...