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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...

Reading, Pa – Friday, August 27, 2021 – Reading Public Library has again received a $100,000 grant from the Cameron Schrier Foundation as part of a multi-year commitment totaling $200,000.  The grant will support the positions of Children’s Library Manager and Teen...

WebJunction will lead the initiative Supporting Library Responses to the Opioid Crisis to develop a set of free online resources that staff at public libraries can use to determine how their library can address opioid use disorder in their local communities. WebJunction is also...

The 2021 Library of Congress National Book Festival will be held virtually from September 17-26.  The theme is Open a Book, Open the World.  Access the program schedule and Festival information. ...

Karla Trout, Executive Director of the Library System of Lancaster County, is interviewed on Agati Video Podcast. Trout shares her journey to libraries, the past year and a half, and her thoughts on reimagining spaces moving forward. ...

This is a Gibson's Girls drawing with the ladies being impacted by a windy day near the water

Date: August 11, 2021 Time: 12:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada) This is the third in a series of virtual programs about Rare Books.  Join Michael Lear, the State Library’s Rare Collections Librarian, as he delves into topics on book preservation and history. Each session will...

The 2021 Pennsylvania One Book program emphasizes the importance of emotional resilience, social-emotional wellness, and healing through literacy and literature in Many Books, One Pennsylvania Community.    Two booklists (for ages 0-36 months and ages 3-6) of recommended titles...