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The West End Library received a grant for a project to help with outdoor programming.  See the project in this NorthCentralPa.com article.  Director Wendy Rote explained that, due to COVID, she thought an outdoor area would help them attend to their rural community’s needs.   ...

The American Library Association (ALA) will award up to 650 libraries, in small and rural communities, $3000 each to tackle issues of concern in their communities. The grants will be distributed over two funding rounds. Read the full project guidelines. The deadline is December...

Digital Equity in the Age of COVID-19   spotlights how the pandemic has both intensified the digital divide and created a window for action by raising the visibility of what it means to be unconnected in our hyper-connected world, especially for our most vulnerable residents. Included...

Dellana Diovisalvo is the new director at the Tunkhannock Library.  Read more. ...

The September/October issue  of the Center for Rural Pennsylvania has research by Dr. Sara A. Grove and Dr. C. Nielsen Brasher, of Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania, examining Pennsylvania’s public library services. The Role of Rural Public Libraries in Providing Access...

As part of the REALM Project’s research, Battelle has conducted four natural attenuation studies to provide information on how long the virus may survive on materials common to archives, libraries, and museums.  Access the latest information, which includes stacked materials. ...

As part of the REALM project’s research, Battelle has conducted three natural attenuation studies to provide information on how long the virus may survive on materials common to archives, libraries, and museums.   Access WebJunction to learn the results! ...

Walker Evans started as director at the Andrew Carnegie Free Library and Music Hall when the pandemic began.  Read more in this TribLive article. ...

Over 300 copyright-free titles are available in POWER Library! Use them for online storytime or other read-aloud activities. ...

BUTLER– The American Library Association (ALA) announced that the Butler Area Public Library was selected to participate in Libraries Lead with Digital Skills, an initiative of ALA and the Public Library Association (PLA), sponsored by Grow with Google, the tech company’s economic...