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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...

Stacey A. Aldrich. State Librarian

  Happy New Year Everyone! Wow, it is hard to believe that we are already almost two weeks into 2015! As we move into a new and shiny year, it is good to briefly reflect on 2014 and where we will focus our energy this year.  Last January, I posted 10 areas that the State...