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Registration for the 2019 PA Forward Information Literacy Summit is available. The summit is taking place on Monday, July 15 at the Conference Center at Central Penn. Please see full details, including session descriptions and location info This year’s theme is Literacy is...

Read how the Reading Public Library promotes literacy in Spanish-speaking families.   ...

Jerilynne Stewart, Corrections Librarian at the State Correctional Institution Mahanoy in Frackville, has been awarded the 2019 Will Eisner Graphic Novel Innovation Grant.  Her project, Doing Time Doesn’t Have to Mean Behind the Times, uses non-fiction graphic novels to boost...

You are invited to join a national network for science and literacy by receiving training and materials to lead Leap into Science workshops. Leap into Science is a nationwide program developed by The Franklin Institute Science Museum that integrates open-ended science activities...

RAISING LITERATE CHILDREN BEGINS AT BIRTH Books and Literacy Experiences for Infants and Toddlers Tuesday, May 14, 2019 – 9:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Registration: 9 – 9:30 a.m. |  Workshop: 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. (Register below) Do toddlers come to your library for storytime?...

Storywalk page

Combines reading and outdoor activities in one fun experience The Lower Merion Library System and the Lower Merion Parks Department have installed a StoryWalk at Ashbridge Park in the Bryn Mawr section of the Township. A ribbon cutting ceremony was held on Saturday, March 2. The...

EXTON: The Chester County Library has been selected as one of 16 public libraries nationwide to receive a $10,000 American Dream Literacy Initiative grant from the American Library Association (ALA) and Dollar General Literacy Foundation. The Chester County Library was selected...

The Library of Congress invites organizations committed to the advancement of literacy to apply for the 2019 Library of Congress Literacy Awards. Applications will be accepted from January 14 to March 8, 2019. Created and supported by philanthropist David M. Rubenstein, the Literacy...

NewsGuard is launching its News Literacy Partnership, which is sponsored by Microsoft, and is teaming up with universities, libraries and K-12 schools across the country. Learn about the FREE browser extension, NewsGuard, which reviews and rates news and information for credibility...

The Reimagining School Readiness Toolkit is research based and created for librarians to help parents prepare children ages 0 to 8 for success in school and life. The toolkit includes a position paper, a promising practice guide, case studies and bookmarks, which contain tips for...