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June 19, 2019 Harrisburg, PA – Pennsylvania students ages 10-16 with an interest in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) can expand their learning through the State Library’s makerspace summer programs, which kick off today and run through mid-August. “The State...

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On Saturday, June 1, 2019, trustees from the Northeast, Wilkes-Barre and Pottsville Library Districts gathered to learn about Creating Strong and Engaged Boards. This multi-district CE opportunity was made possible in part by LSTA funds. Tish Mogan, Standards for Excellence Director...

Library Journal‘s annual award for the Best Small Library in America, sponsored by Baker & Taylor, honors the U.S. public library that demonstrates outstanding service to populations of 25,000 or less.  The deadline is July 2, 2019.  Access the guidelines. ...

Ana Enriquez of the PA Digital Rights Team will host another round of Copyright Open Office Hours next week on June 18 from 1-2pm. You are welcome to submit questions ahead of time to Ana at enriquez@psu.edu, or bring your questions to the call. You may also want to check...

When:  August 12, 2019  9:30am-4:00pm Where: Heinz History Center, Reading Room, 1212 Smallman St.. Pittsburgh, PA 15222 Register here! (You can choose to attend individual sections of the workshop or the entire day) Are you curious about what PA Digital’s Metadata Team...

                This summer, the Bellwood-Antis Public Library is teaming up with Blair Senior Services to present Tai Chi classes for individuals age 60 and over. Response from the community has been extremely enthusiastic, and the library...

WebJunction’s FREE, online course catalog has 55 self-paced courses on library topics, as well as over 280 curated webinar recordings ready and available when you are. Explore the catalog today! Highlighted Content on WebJunction  Customer Service in Libraries: Meeting Evolving...

Jodi Klebick, the Executive Director for Multiplying Good, has reported that the Brownsville, PA Students in Action Team (SIA) has been named Top in in the Country for 2018. Last year, the team at Brownsville planned and executed 13 service projects, raised $2,250 and impacted 2,500...

In 2016, one-hundred and thirteen million people attended 5.2 million programs!  Read the Public Libraries Survey report, released by the Institute of Museum and Library Services and discover data on public libraries’ resources, staffing, services and more.  Read more. ...

Read about Carnegie Library of McKeesport‘s Wash and Learn Library! ...