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Register for one of four FREE workshops across the state to learn about financial best practices presented by Pennsylvania Association of Nonprofit Organizations (PANO) speaker, Angie Lightfoot Roth!    The purpose of the workshops is to provide full-day, hands-on sessions that...

WASHINGTON – Today the American Library Association (ALA) and Public Library Association (PLA) announced the names of 20 libraries* in Pennsylvania selected to receive funding from Libraries Lead with Digital Skills, an initiative of ALA and PLA, sponsored by Grow with Google....

Gold stars achieved by December 31, 2019 valid for three years; Gold stars achieved after January 1, 2020 are valid for one year Mechanicsburg, PA (April 22, 2019) – Beginning January 2020, once a library achieves the Gold level of the PA Forward Star Library program, libraries...

Highlighted Content on WebJunction  New York State Library Provides Opioid Guidance to All Libraries in the State: In New York, state law was recently changed to allow public libraries to administer naloxone, the opioid overdose reversal drug. This prompted the New York State...

Free WebJunction Webinars for You These upcoming webinars are open for registration. If you can’t attend a live session, all WebJunction webinars are recorded and available for free in the Course Catalog. The Power of Small: How Rural Libraries Help Their Communities Thrive Thursday,...

Public Libraries may want to make use of two NASA programs! Celebrating Apollo: Remembering the Past as We Prepare for the Future begins on May 2 and continues through July 11 and celebrates the 50th anniversary of NASA’s Apollo program. The Apollo lunar flights may have ended...

Great People make Great Libraries

Saturday, June 8, 2019 – 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Register here Registration and Coffee: 8:30 to 9 a.m. Presentation: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. How can Trustees generate strategies and actions that make public libraries more relevant and responsive to the life of the community? The key is...

Blane Dessy will be the new director at the Erie County Public Library.  Read the the article on GoErie.com. ...

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...

Sue Banks

  Dear Library Friends: Greetings from the Bureau of Library Development (BLD) of the Office of Commonwealth Libraries! The BLD has officially moved to 333 Market Street in Harrisburg and we are enjoying getting to know our friends in all the Offices, Bureaus and Divisions...