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Seneca Library District Participates in Free Summer Snack Program with Child Hunger Outreach Partners (CHOP) 1 in 6 Children each day go hungry in the United States of America. 1 in 6. In rural Northwest PA, many of the school districts cannot afford to continue serving free breakfast...

In an effort to better reach those seeking employment or navigating career transitions during the COVID-19 pandemic, Berks County Public Libraries will take to the road later this month with the launch of their Mobile Job Lab, bringing free workforce resources and instruction to...

The National Network of Libraries of Medicine will offer of up to $20,000 to 5 member organizations–and membership is FREE!  The organization must have been a member at least 3 weeks prior to the April 30 deadline.  Learn more here!   ...

On February 21, two members of the Berks County Public Library System will join representatives from the California State Library in an online presentation titled Census 2020: Libraries Engaging Communities. This three-part webinar includes information about conducting Census storytimes,...

The National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Middle Atlantic Region (NNLM MAR) invites applications for health information outreach and programming projects. [Public libraries are encouraged to apply. After reading the announcement, don’t hesitate to reach out for a funding...

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...