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The Erie County Public Library (ECPL) is embracing PA Forward as the framework by which they are building partnerships to enhance services for patrons and to reach non-traditional library users. Their efforts focus on bridging the gaps in Basic, Information, Civic and Social, Health...

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....

More than 40 libraries reached PA Forward Star Library status July 1 to September 30, 2018 Mechanicsburg, PA (October 4, 2018) – “Libraries throughout Pennsylvania continue highlighting that they are more than book repositories, earning stars along the way and underscoring...

LIBRARIES’ LITERACY PROGRAMS MAKE POSITIVE IMPACTS ON CITIZENS, COMMUNITIES Some 50 libraries recognized in statewide program for achievements gained between April 1 and June 30, 2018   Mechanicsburg, PA (July 18, 2018) – The Pennsylvania Library Association (PaLA) congratulates...

Brandi Hunter-Davenport

  by Brandi Hunter-Davenport, PA Library Association, PA Forward Project Manager Incorporating the PA Forward framework into your everyday programming may seem a bit daunting but there is a Training Team here to help you get going. The Training Team is comprised of multiple...

PA Forward initiative connects residents with library programming; tells story of what libraries bring to local communities Mechanicsburg, PA (Jan. 3, 2017) – The new year brings a new statewide program for Pennsylvania’s libraries according to the Pennsylvania Library Association...

Submitted by:  Joann Eichenlaub, Assistant Director, Roger and Peggy Madigan Library, Pennsylvania College of Technology, Williamsport, PA and 2015 Graduate of PALS (PaLA Academy of Leadership Studies)   The PALS Branding Team Mission Anne Bramblett, Melissa Foltz, Elizabeth...

Jasmine Woodson

  by Jasmine Woodson, Education & Learning Design Librarian, Library and Technology Services Lehigh University In June of this year, 15 librarians gathered in a Harrisburg conference center over three and a half days as participants in PaLA’s Pennsylvania Academy of...

— Submitted by Kathy Silks, Project Manager, PA Forward | Pennsylvania Libraries 2014 was a banner year for PA Forward, thanks to the dedication, strategic thinking, and very hard work of so many people:  the project’s Steering Committee and its seven subcommittees, five...