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MESSAGE FROM: Sue Banks, Acting Deputy Secretary and Commissioner for Libraries: Greetings, Colleagues: I am pleased and proud to share with you the news that Amy Geisinger will be joining the staff of the Office of Commonwealth Libraries as a Library Development Advisor in the...

Getting Ready for 2021 Keystone Grants for Public Library Facilities The Office of Commonwealth Libraries anticipates opening a Keystone Grants for Public Library Facilities grant round on Monday, July 26, 2021. Applications submission deadline would be Friday, October 29, 2021...

Pennsylvania Library Association recognizes libraries for PA Forward® Star achievements earned between April 1 and June 30, 2021 Mechanicsburg, PA (July 8, 2021) – The Pennsylvania Library Association just announced the 2021 second quarter PA Forward® Star Library awardees....

BookFestPA, July 7-9, is virtual again this year.  Many local authors/illustrators will be located in the Virtual Tent.  A presentation by Charnaie Gordon, Drink & Draw with Brom, and a Conversation with J. Courtney Sullivan (Friends and Strangers) are scheduled events. ...

Berks County Public Libraries introduced EnChroma color blind glasses for use by county library patrons.  Read about the event and watch the reveal. Learn more. ...

SciStarter, in partnership with Arizona State University, has launched the National Citizen and Community Center Network with the goal of providing resources, support, and connections to libraries across the country interested in becoming a community hub for citizen science. Sign-up...

The REALM Project offers an updated briefing, prepared by Battelle.  It reviews research on COVID-19 vaccination, variant strains of the SARS-CoV-2 virus, and ventilation that may affect building operations, policies, and procedures. ...

WebJunction would like your input in their 2021 Satisfaction Survey. The goal of this survey is to make sure that WebJunction continues to be the best resource for supporting all kinds of library learning. Please take a few minutes to share your opinions on WebJunction and areas...

POWER Library Spring Training Recordings are Now Available Missed a live session or just can’t get enough and want to watch it again? The recordings for all 4 sessions are now available in the POWER Library – For Librarians. You can view the following trainings: Help...