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Paula Gilbert

The Martin Library Honors Committee has announced its selection of Paula Gilbert as its Spring 2019 Martin Honors honoree.  They will recognize Gilbert for her outstanding service to children, libraries, and the community on Sunday, April 28 at 2 p.m. The public is invited to...

Martin Library is pleased to announce several special programs occurring soon. Please share with your friends, family and community connections. Grow with Google will take place on January 30th. Google is visiting libraries across the nation to share programs and information suitable...

Flag Display: Thank You to Latino Unidos

                On September 18, 2018 Martin Library’s Teen Leadership committee hosted the Welcoming Week 2018, Cultural Jam: Teens Creating Community event. The event was co-hosted by The Matts Youth Center. Teens and their family members...

Libraries and Community Discourse Recently a friend asked why Martin Library hosts community forums and town hall meetings. My response as director of Martin Library was, “These are exactly the types of community events that should occur in a library.” Martin Library and all...

Bikes

The Salem Square Library will hold a Bike Day! event on Saturday April 14, 2018 from 1 to 4pm at the Salem Square Library at 596 W. Princess St., York, PA. This event will build on the connections between the Salem Square Library and residents in the Salem Square Neighborhood. People...

Stephanie Williams

Submitted by: Stephanie D. Williams, District Consultant, Lebanon County On August 28, District Consultants within the Capital Region, led by the Capital Area District Consultant, Brianna Crum, hosted the Multi-District Staff Workshop at the PA News Media Association facility in...

Sarah Meitzler

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....

  York/Adams District Consultant,  Mina Edmondson and Dr. Deborah Eicher-Catt, professor and program coordinator of Communication Arts & Sciences at Pennsylvania State University–York recently published an article in the Public Library Quarterly, Reimaging Public Libraries...

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...