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Program Celebrates 11 Early Childhood Teachers and Care Providers   Butler, PA, October 13, 2021 — Arlington, VA, October 13, 2021 – Today, PBS KIDS named 11 educators as the 2021 honorees of the PBS KIDS Early Learning Champions program. The awards, established in 2018, recognize...

The 2021 Pennsylvania One Book program emphasizes the importance of emotional resilience, social-emotional wellness, and healing through literacy and literature in Many Books, One Pennsylvania Community.    Two booklists (for ages 0-36 months and ages 3-6) of recommended titles...

The I Love My Librarian Award opens on June 23!  Up to 10 libraries receive $5,000 each and more.  Let your community know! ...

The Association for Rural and Small Libraries recognized that there are people working in small and rural libraries that would benefit from a comprehensive leadership institute to help propel them into library and community leadership along with enabling participants to further...

Jennifer L. Newcome, of Northeastern High School (Manchester, Pennsylvania), has been named one of 10 winners in the I Love My Librarian Award.  Read about the award and how you can watch the ceremony livestreamed on January 23. ...

MEMO TO:  Public Library Directors; District Library Administrators and Consultants; System Administrators; Governor’s Advisory Council on Library Development; Office of Commonwealth Libraries Staff cc: Statewide library email distribution lists at 4:00 pm on March 23, 2020 FROM:...

The Office of Commonwealth Libraries seeks contributing libraries for the Chat with a Librarian service.  Chat with a Librarian (formerly known as Ask Here PA) has been providing 24/7/365 live chat reference since 2006, and this service is a core component of the POWER Library....

PALS

  Due to overwhelming response, the June 2-5 Leadership Academy now has a waiting list. However, there is still time to apply for the Directors’ Institute — financial support may be available for attendees with smaller library budgets.  Applications are being accepted...

Paula Gilbert

The Martin Library Honors Committee has announced its selection of Paula Gilbert as its Spring 2019 Martin Honors honoree.  They will recognize Gilbert for her outstanding service to children, libraries, and the community on Sunday, April 28 at 2 p.m. The public is invited to...

Allison Mackley

Allison Mackley has been named a Leadership Luminary by the American Association of School Librarians.  See a previous post about Mackley. ...