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We are excited to announce the Pennsylvania Libraries for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (LBPH) in Pittsburgh and Philadelphia are now easing certification barriers for Pennsylvanians with dyslexia and other reading disabilities. Both Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh-LBPH and...

First Time in Erie in 30 YEARS. Mechanicsburg, PA (October 13, 2019) – The Pennsylvania Library Association is hosting its 2019 Conference in Erie Pennsylvania.  The event will be held at the beautiful Bayfront Convention Center from Sunday, October 13 to Wednesday, October...

Michael Lear joined the State Library of Pennsylvania on September 16th as the new Rare Collections Librarian. Previous to joining the State Library, Michael worked as Research and Collections Management Specialist at Franklin and Marshall College Library’s Archives and Special...

Learning About Learning Circles: Facilitator Training with Nico Koenig from P2PU Date:  October 28th, 1-4:30pm Location:  Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, South Wing Reading Room, CLP – Main (Oakland), 4400 Forbes Ave, Pittsburgh PA 15213 Speaker: Nico Koenig, Peer 2 Peer University’s community...

The Bethlehem Area Public Library is proud to announce a major upgrade to a one-of-a-kind local resource. Check out BAPL’s World War II database, where you can find over 12,000 entries on local service people from WWII. This collection includes the many accounts in The Bethlehem...

Pennsylvania Library Association recognizes libraries for PA ForwardTM Star achievementsearned between July 1 and September 30, 2019 Mechanicsburg, PA (October 7, 2019) – The Pennsylvania Library Association just announced the 2019 second quarter PA ForwardTM Star Library awardees....

HARRISBURG, PA, October 1, 2019 – The Keystone Initiative for Network-Based Education and Research (KINBER) today announced that its President and CEO, Gwendolyn “Wendy” Huntoon, is stepping down as president and CEO effective Oct. 31. Ms. Huntoon will continue to...

WebJunction Webinars for You The following upcoming webinars are open for registration. If you can’t attend a live session, all WebJunction webinars are recorded and available for free in the Course Catalog: Scams, Fraud and Identity Theft: How Libraries Can Help Thursday,...

The St. Marys Public Library was recently named organization of the year. Read more about it in the Courier Express!.       ...

Brian Dawson is the new director at the Mt. Pleasant Library.  Read about his plans for his former hometown library. ...