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Odyssey of the Mind, the international K-12 creative problem-solving program, welcomes libraries to sponsor teams! For over 40 years, the Odyssey of the Mind program has encouraged divergent thinking while giving students a creative outlet wherein they develop artistic, budgeting,...

Pennsylvania Citizens for Better Libraries is proud to announce the upcoming 2019 Friends Institute The Institute will be held Saturday, September 28, 2019, at the Genetti Hotel and Suites in Williamsport, PA.  This is the sixth Friends Institute and is an opportunity to network...

Two new libraries will begin staffing Chat with a Librarian! We’re pleased to announce that the Berks County Library System and Saint Francis University will soon be staffing Chat with a Librarian.  Saint Francis University, which already uses LibAnswers, is excited to be...

Highlighted Content on WebJunction: Prioritizing Accessibility and Disability Inclusion at Your Library: Putting a focus on accessibility helps create a library that can be enjoyed by more people and can connect more people to the information and resources they need. Opportunities...

Read about the renovations at the Paoli Library! ...

HARRISBURG, Pa.—  The Dauphin County Library System Board of Trustees has announced the appointment of Karen Cullings as the system’s next Executive Director. Cullings was appointed Interim Executive Director in July of 2018. Andrew Enders, Board President, made the announcement...

  Spend the day with Dr. Steve Albrecht, one of the nation’s leading experts on library safety and security and author of Library Security: Better Communication, Safer Facilities. This multi district workshop, The Challenging Patron Workshop: Library Security, Safety and...

Robert Lambert

Robert F. Lambert, President of York County Libraries, is a senior-level leader with more than 25 years of experience building and driving revenue-generating operations for York County Libraries. By thrusting the library into the community and building partnerships with a wide...

Pennsylvania Library Association recognizes libraries for PA ForwardTM Star achievements earned between April 1 and June 30, 2019 Mechanicsburg, PA (July 22, 2019) – The Pennsylvania Library Association just announced the 2019 second quarter PA ForwardTM Star Library awardees....

Apollo 50

NASA: On to Mars! A Modern Space Race to Fire Imaginations Bristol, PA – Derrick Pitts, Chief Astronomer of the Fels Planetarium at the Franklin Institute, and a crowd of over 200 were on hand Thursday, July 11, 2019 at Bristol Borough’s Snyder-Girotti Elementary School discussing...