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10 years, 6,500 members, and their 50th Interview     Middletown, PA: Ten years ago, on July 6, 2010, John Grayshaw created the Science Fiction Book Club (SFBC) on Facebook. Grayshaw is the Library Director of Middletown Public Library a small, independent library in...

The Institute of Museum and Library Services is now accepting FY 2021 proposals for National Leadership Grants for Libraries (NLG-L) and the Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian program (LB21). Applicants have through October 2, 2020, to submit their two-page preliminary proposals. National...

The American Library Association (ALA) invites library workers to apply to be part of Resilient Communities: Libraries Respond to Climate Change, a pilot program to help public and academic libraries engage their communities in programs and conversations that address the climate...

Deadline: July 15, 2020 (Submissions close at 11:59 p.m. EDT.) The Jerry Kline Community Impact Prize, developed in partnership between the Gerald M. Kline Family Foundation and Library Journal, was created in 2019 to recognize the public library as a vital community asset. When...

IMLS will host its second Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) webinar Tuesday, June 9 at 3:00 PM featuring Small Business Administration (SBA) Economic Development Coordinator Noah Brod to discuss the SBA’s and the Treasury Department’s recent interim final rule providing guidance...

On Saturday, May 30, the Boyertown Community Library shared a Spring Art Show, which generated nearly 200 views and positive feedback.  The show, which was featured on ALA’s Programming Librarian site, contained pieces from community members.  View the show on YouTube. ...

From           Sarah Greene, Director, State Library of Pennsylvania Date             April 24, 2020 Re                 Pennsylvania Libraries COVID-19 Digital Archive   Pennsylvania Libraries COVID-19 Digital Archive The State Library of Pennsylvania...

Phase 2 Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) funding remains available. Watch this recorded webinar, with SBA Economic Development Coordinator Noah Brod discussing PPP issues most relevant to museum and library communities. https://www.imls.gov/webinars/sba-paycheck-protection-program-issues-museums-and-libraries   ...

IMLS CARES Act Grants for Museums and Libraries The goal of the FY2020 IMLS CARES Act Grants for Museums and Libraries program is to support the role of museums and libraries in responding to the coronavirus pandemic. June 12, 2020 is the deadine for IMLS CARES...

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