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Author Gerri Almand How a Reluctant RV Wife became an Accidental Author Date: February 23, 2022    12 Noon to 1 PM Have you ever longed for the freedom of the open road? Join us in welcoming travel author Gerri Almand at this author talk. Retired from a 40-year career in social...

On Tuesday, January 18, 2022, Pennsylvania will officially observe the 2022 National Day of Racial Healing. The goals of this event are to: ·         Understand that racial healing is at the core of racial equity ·         Offer a time for contemplation and...

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MESSAGE FROM: Sue Banks, Acting Deputy Secretary and Commissioner for Libraries: Greetings, Colleagues: I am pleased and proud to share with you the news that Amy Geisinger will be joining the staff of the Office of Commonwealth Libraries as a Library Development Advisor in the...

June 1, 2021   The State Library of Pennsylvania Announces New Resource for Pennsylvanians with Disabilities  Pennsylvanians with print disabilities will access services in a new virtual location. Harrisburg, PA – In collaboration with Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh and...

April 7, 2021 Pennsylvania’s Office of Commonwealth Libraries Announces Project to Provide Broadband Internet Access to Underserved Communities Harrisburg, PA – The Pennsylvania Department of Education’s (PDE) Office of Commonwealth Libraries (OCL) and the Keystone Initiative...

November 9, 2020  Harrisburg, PA – Today, the Pennsylvania Department of Education announced the State Library of Pennsylvania was named one of the best genealogical websites in the country by Family Tree Magazine. “Exploring lineage allows us to better understand the diverse...

Over $100 million federal dollars go to libraries each year, with distribution to states based on population.  The Census results will affect at least $1 Billion of library funding over the next decade.  Access this ALA report or go directly to the Counting for Dollars site. What...

Michael Lear

Michael Lear joined the State Library of Pennsylvania on September 16th as the new Rare Collections Librarian. Previous to joining the State Library, Michael worked as Research and Collections Management Specialist at Franklin and Marshall College Library’s Archives and Special...

I’m pleased to share this invitation to join the Office of Commonwealth Libraries (OCL) as our new Library Development Advisor for School-Age Services. This is a new position for the Bureau of Library Development (BLD).  Under Sue Banks’ leadership as the new BLD Director,...

  Office of Commonwealth Libraries Glenn R. Miller, Deputy Secretary & Commissioner for Libraries Tuesday, June 25, 2019 I’m very excited to announce that Heather Sharpe has accepted the position of Division Manager for Subsidies and Grants in the Office of Commonwealth...