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Over the past two years, the Governor’s Advisory Council on Library Development (GAC) has been working with library leaders across the state to review and update its Guidelines for the Statewide Library Card program.  Sometimes called the Access Pennsylvania statewide library...

Date: Friday, August 17    9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Location: Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh – Main 4400 Forbes Ave Register at this link Please join us for a day of learning and sharing built for library staff at all levels and libraries of all sizes from the Library Districts...

A thank you note was received from a happy customer! The family borrowed a museum pass from the Penn Wynne Library, a branch of the Lower Merion Library System.  The family was able to visit the Museum of the American Revolution for free with the pass. The pass is just one of many...

Have you checked out the courses on WebJunction? All content in the WebJunction Course Catalog is freely available and ready when you are! PA public librarians will receive Continuing Education credit for each hour of a course!  A certificate will be made available at the end...

Webinar Series: Evaluating and Sharing Your Library’s Impact Ensure your library’s programs and services are meeting patrons’ needs and exceeding expectations by using evaluation techniques that demonstrate results. This FREE three-part webinar series on user-centered...

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The Library System of Lancaster System has a new bookmobile – The Possibility Machine! The new Bookmobile has been in production for the past several months and will replace the current bookmobile that has served Lancaster County residents for the past 17 years.  Purchase of...

The National Library of Medicine is offering a Breezing Along with the RML webinar on new approaches to better serve multicultural populations in libraries. Learn more about this April 18 webinar. ...

      Bike Bethlehem  and the Bethlehem Area Public Library are featured in a Public Libraries Online  story about libraries nationwide who have bike-lending programs. ...

Check out the services Osterhout Free Library provides to immigrants in this Citizens’ Voice article.   ...

Consider particpating in a study of library services to homeschooling populations in Pennsylvania.  The research study is being conducted as part of a master’s thesis at Clarion University (see below). The thirteen questions should take about 20 minutes to complete. Answer...