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The Public Health Crisis Management Playbook for Archives, Libraries, and Museums presents a set of guiding processes, resources, and tools to aid cultural heritage institutions when planning for, navigating through, and recovering from a significant public health emergency. This...

Read about the Dauphin County East Shore Library and its donation bin in this post by Dauphin County Library’s Marketing and Public Relation’s Manager, Christine Lauver. ...

This summer, teens were invited to dulcimer workshops, where they learned about their Appalachian heritage and the mountain dulcimer.  The workshops were held by the Somerset County Library. Dave Haas was featured at the final concert that was open to everyone. Check out the grant...

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The debate between residents of Eastern and Western Pennsylvania: Sheetz or WaWa? But for a travelling family from New Jersey, the choice is definitely the Donora Public Library. On a very hot summer afternoon an obviously distraught young couple with two children wandered into...

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Beginning August 2022, the State Library of Pennsylvania will be open the second Saturday of each month from 10 AM – 4 PM. Please use an online form if you are requesting research materials from the Forum Building. If you would like to browse the shelves, pick up and return...

Is Your Library a Cooling Place? Libraries across the country have been promoting their facility as a cooling station, offering longer hours for those wishing to take advantage of the library’s air conditioning and water for hydration.  Sometimes it is the municipality that...

Congressman John Joyce held a roundtable on Alzheimer’s Disease at the Hollidaysburg Area Public Library. Library Director Janet Eldred shared her personal story.  Watch WJAC’s coverage.   ...

The Times Herald has highlighted the William Jeanes Memorial Library and Nicholas and Athena Karabots Center for Learning for the Library’s circulating collection of American Girl Dolls.   ...