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ALA’s Rural, Native, and Tribal Libraries of All Kinds Committee (RNTLOAK) invites rural library workers for the inaugural Rural Libraries Summit. During this two-day summit, library workers will have the opportunity to hear new innovative initiatives happening at libraries...

April 7, 2021 Pennsylvania’s Office of Commonwealth Libraries Announces Project to Provide Broadband Internet Access to Underserved Communities Harrisburg, PA – The Pennsylvania Department of Education’s (PDE) Office of Commonwealth Libraries (OCL) and the Keystone Initiative...

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  Fundraising IP shares How and Where to Find Grants. Other grant resources are found in Visualizing Grants for Libraries, opportunities listed in the Compendium and others offered by the Office of Commonwealth Libraries. ...

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March 11, 2021 The William Jeanes Memorial Library and Nicholas and Athena Karabots Center for Learning in Lafayette Hill is pleased to announce their third Formalwear Giveaway for teens and middle-schoolers, running now through Sunday, March 14th. Using donated new and like-new...

REALM literature review and new toolkit resources available Systematic literature review  This third systematic literature review of SARS-CoV-2 research published through November 2020 summarizes current research on how the virus spreads, its survival on materials and surfaces,...

The Dauphin County Library System is offering TimeSlips to residents of nursing homes.  Learn about this initiative on the library’s website. ...

You do not need to be a member of American Library Association (ALA) in order to apply for the ALA Learning Round Table professional development grant! Complete the questionnaire located at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/K8P388D by March 1, 2021.   ...

The American Library Association is accepting application for the Spectrum Scholarship Program through March 1, 2021. The Spectrum Scholarship Program actively recruits and provides scholarships to American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian, Black/African American, Hispanic/Latino, Middle...

The American Library Association (ALA) invites libraries in small and rural communities to apply for grant funding to help them address issues of concern in their communities.  Up to 650 U.S. libraries in small and rural communities will receive $3,000 each to tackle issues ranging...

The State Library of Pennsylvania presents a Virtual Author Talk: Phaedra Patrick and “The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper” Join us to meet and chat with international best-selling author Phaedra Patrick as she discusses her work, “The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper.” Learn...