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Whether you have received an Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) grant or not, nearly every library benefits from some type of LSTA-funded services in Pennsylvania.  That’s why the Office of Commonwealth Libraries is asking you and your co-workers from all types (public,...

The Office of Commonwealth Libraries welcomes Jonelle Prether Darr  as Executive Assistant! Darr served as Executive Director of the Cumberland County Library System since 1992.  During that time, she worked to expand and improve library services through computer and Internet...

2016 National Book Festival

The State Library of Pennsylvania is proud to be exhibiting again at the Pavilion of States of the National Book Festival on Saturday September 24th! Stop by and say hi if you are attending the event! For more information about the National Book Festival, visit their website at...

skillsoft

The Pennsylvania Office of Commonwealth Libraries offers access to Skillsoft through our partnership with WebJunction. This learning management system provides access to over 500 online self-paced courses and over 30,000 short, instructional videos. There are resources on topics...

Access the Schedule of State Aid Plans & Reports 2016 ...

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...

Explore the new website for the Office of Commonwealth Libraries! ...

For the past year, HSLC has been managing the mailing lists for the Office of Commonwealth Libraries.  Matthew Spiegel of OCL has now assumed these responsibilities. Check out what listservs are available and read the description of each listserv and requirements for joining....

Young Child Using iPad

WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. – The James V. Brown Library, 19 E. Fourth St., recently was the recipient of a $7,552.50 grant through the Pennsylvania Public Library Broadband Technology Connectivity Project. The grant, completed by Doug Harkness, technology manager for the Lycoming County...

Efforts to make digital collections held by Pennsylvania libraries, museums, and related cultural heritage organizations widely and freely available via the web are underway.  In August 2014, a state-wide group of library leaders from the Office of Commonwealth Libraries/the State...