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U.S. public libraries and nonprofit academic libraries may apply for this competitive grant program to meet financial and/or investor education needs at the community level by providing high-quality education, services, and resources. The program also aims to ensure diversity, equity,...

The Whitehall Public Library is offering themed teacher subscription bundles! Are you interested in School-Public Library Partnerships? Check out some resources below: The AASL/ALSC/YALSA Interdivisional Committee on School/Public Library Cooperation:  Public Library & School...

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The Life We Bury by Allen Eskens is One Book Choice  December 1, 2021 — Representatives from libraries announced the selection of “The Life We Bury” by Allen Eskens as the 2022 One Book, One Community: Our Region Reads! selection. The public was asked to help choose a book...

One hundred public and school libraries will receive FREE books and resources through an effort to distribute diverse and inclusive financial literacy resources for children and young people. The giveaway is offered by the American Library Association (ALA) in collaboration with...

Find professional development opportunities in November 2021 by topic or date at WebJunction!  All WebJunction courses and webinars are FREE and count towards Pennsylvania public library CE requirements. Remember to check WebJunction Courses, WebJunction Webinars, the PA Library...

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...

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Celebrate Pennsylvania’s libraries with author Bernadette Lear, Librarian at the Pennsylvania State University, as she discusses the history of libraries in her newest book, “Made Free and Thrown Open to the Public: Community Libraries in Pennsylvania from the Colonial...

The Institute of Museum and Library Services is accepting nominations for the 2022 National Medal for Museum and Library Service, the nation’s highest honor awarded to libraries and museums for service to their communities.  The deadline is November 1, 2021. Anyone is invited...

PA History: Read It, See It: Cornwall Iron Furnace You’re invited to discover the fascinating history that surrounds you here in Pennsylvania! PA History: Read It, See It is a new series of virtual programs presented by the State Library of Pennsylvania in collaboration with the Pennsylvania...

Bangor Public Library’s 100th Anniversary Submitted by Kathleen Lynch, Bangor Library Director The Bangor Public Library proudly announces it’s 100th Anniversary celebration scheduled for October 3, 2021 from 2-4PM. It was June 1, 1921 when the Bangor Women’s Club...