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Seneca Library District Participates in Free Summer Snack Program with Child Hunger Outreach Partners (CHOP) 1 in 6 Children each day go hungry in the United States of America. 1 in 6. In rural Northwest PA, many of the school districts cannot afford to continue serving free breakfast...

Application for the PLA Digital Literacy Workshop Incentive, supported by AT&T, is open until June 10. ...

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WebJunction gathered reference questions asked by patrons.  Here are links to the categories: Reference | The Obvious | About the Librarian | Pickup Lines | 21st Century | Above and Beyond | The Mysterious | Classic Readers Advisory | Just Wow | Library of Things Had...

Read about Andrew Henley, the new director at the New Castle Public Library. ...

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The Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE), Office of Commonwealth Libraries is working with QualityMetrics Inc. on a new Five-Year Plan as required by the Institute of Museum and Library Services. The plan will guide all the work of Office of Commonwealth Libraries for 2023-2027...

The Red Land Library will host a fly-in by Vietnam War veteran, Richard “Buck” Buchanan, who was a helicopter pilot during the Vietnam war.  It will be held on May 14.  The library connected with the Liberty War Birds for the program. Learn more! —-  note: ...

Kreutz Creek Library Susan Nenstiel Cuts Ribbon

HELLAM, PA – York County Libraries President Robert F. Lambert and local dignitaries addressed the crowd gathered during a ribbon-cutting ceremony for Kreutz Creek Library in Hellam Monday. Speakers included “Imagine. Discover. Connect.” Capital Campaign Co-Chairs Lynda Randall...

Discarded books are transformed into a dress at the Penn-Trafford Library. ...

This is a photo of Archivist Jennifer Hurl; center, Register of Wills Sharon Ackerman; right,  and Archives Assistant Carolyn McKinney with awards.

Staff members from the Meyersdale Public Library‘s Pennsylvania Room were recently awarded certificates of appreciation from the Somerset County Office of the Register of Wills.  Archives Assistant Carolyn McKinney and Archivist Jennifer Hurl were recognized for their assistance...

On Friday, March 4, the public is invited to the grand opening of the Eva K. Bowlby Public Library‘s  newly renovated space at the library – The Exploration and Creative Studio.  Read about it in the Herald Standard. ...