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A grant to the Monroeville Public Library will expand diversity in chidren’s literature with their Reflections of Me Initiative.  Read more. ...

Fracking

Monroeville Public Library recently hosted Lessons Learned from a Decade of Fracking in Pennsylvania.  The program was presented by Dr. John Stolz, Professor in the Department of Biological Sciences and Director of the Center for Environmental Research and Education at Duquesne...

The Darby Free Library, Margaret R. Grundy Memorial Library and the Monroeville Public Library have been selected to receive resources, training and support through NASA@ My Library, a STEM education initiative.  Read more.   ...

Christine Kroger

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....

Susan Sentz

by: Susan Sentz Everyone knows that October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. We see it in stores, schools, and even the NFL but where we do not see it very often is in libraries. Libraries hold the perfect opportunity to be the point of access for their local communities health...

The Monroeville Public Library and the ACLU offered Civics for Adults, a four part series which focused on the topics of imprisonment for debt, record expungement, mass incarceration and voting rights.  Read about it in TribLive. ...

Laurie Putnam’s article in MediaShift, “How Libraries Are Curating Current Events, Becoming Community Debate Hubs” features Monroeville Public Library‘s Hot Topics as well as similar efforts in Norway and Denmark.  Mark Hudson, head of adult services at...

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The Carnegie Free Library of Beaver Falls has been awarded a Curiosity Creates Grant from the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association. The library is one of 77 public libraries in the United States awarded the grant, which has...