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To incorporate as many voices as possible, the deadline to complete Pennsylvania LSTA Survey 2021 (alchemer.com) has been extended. Feel free to post the survey on your website and share via social media.  During planning, there will be other ways Pennsylvanians can contribute...

Thank you to those who were able to attend the town hall that took place on 11/16/21 to introduce the LSTA 5-year plan evaluation.   For those who could not attend, the recording can be viewed on the For Librarians section of POWER Library.  To incorporate as many voices...

The Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) is the only federal program exclusively for libraries. It is administered by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS).  IMLS uses a population driven formula to distribute funds to states through its Grants to States program. ...

Pennsylvania Library Association recognizes libraries for PA ForwardTM Star achievements earned between October 1 and December 15, 2019 Mechanicsburg, PA (January 1, 2020) – The Pennsylvania Library Association just announced the 2019 fourth quarter PAForwardTM Star Library awardees....

Brianna Crum

This is part of a series of Session Notes from grantees who have received Professional Development grants from the Office of Commonwealth Libraries. Each grantee will share their professional development experience and include tips and other resources from the workshop or class....

We continue to move towards finalizing the processes and procedures for the next LSTA Competitive Cycle. As mentioned previously we will be switching to an e-Grant format that will hopefully make the application process more user friendly.  We will be scheduling webinars with the...

Lower Providence Community Library uses a grant to provide technology training. ...

The State Library launched a competitive LSTA grant process this fall.  We received 80 grant requests for a total of $1,966,074.98. A careful review process of all projects was conducted and a total of $413,416 was awarded to the following projects: Grantee Project Title Grant Central...