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Wee Build is for libraries that do not have the space or storage necessary to be eligible for the Block Party program and for libraries with the Block Party materials who would like the Wee Build materials to use for outreach and use by infants and toddlers.  It consists of 20...

Read about Carnegie Library of McKeesport‘s Wash and Learn Library! ...

Great Stories Club Grants on Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation Learn  about the American Library Association’s Great Stories Club series on Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation (TRHT), a thematic reading and discussion program that engages underserved teens...

Libraries Lead with Digital Skills: an initiative of ALA & PLA, is looking for libraries to apply for funding in Pennsylvania! Twenty-five grants will be awarded!  Consider applying! Who should apply: Public libraries that have existing digital skills programs and are interested...

Forty years ago the Montgomery County-Norristown Public Library created the Words On Wheels (WOW) bookmobile program to serve seniors throughout Montgomery County, Pennsylvania.  In 1979, using federal seed money and do-it-yourself grit, librarian Alan Reider transformed a former...

Check out the new webinars offered by the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM). Click on the links below for more information or to register. March 20  What’s Nutrition Got to Do With It? An Introduction to Online and Community-Based Resources for Successful Aging. March...

February 27, 2019 — Libraries and the 2020 Census: 3:00 PM EST – 4:00 PM EST  State and local governments are organizing for the upcoming 2020 Census.  Hear from librarians who have been involved with Complete Count efforts.   Learn more and Register here  ...

The National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Middle Atlantic Region (NNLM MAR) invites applications for health information outreach and programming projects. The mission of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine is to advance the progress of medicine, improve public health...

In early February, the National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Middle Atlantic Region, will open funding opportunities for May 1, 2019 – April 30, 2020 projects. Requests for Proposals will be announced for the following: Health Information Outreach Project: Education and...

June and Brady

by June Houghtaling, District Consultant, North Central Library District, and Brady Clemens, District Consultant, Central Pennsylvania Library District We all know how important it is for libraries to develop, maintain, and enhance strong relationships with our elected officials....