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Pennsylvania Library Association recognizes libraries for PA ForwardTM Star achievements earned between October 1 and December 15, 2019 Mechanicsburg, PA (January 1, 2020) – The Pennsylvania Library Association just announced the 2019 fourth quarter PAForwardTM Star Library awardees....

LIBRARIES’ LITERACY PROGRAMS MAKE POSITIVE IMPACTS ON CITIZENS, COMMUNITIES Some 50 libraries recognized in statewide program for achievements gained between April 1 and June 30, 2018   Mechanicsburg, PA (July 18, 2018) – The Pennsylvania Library Association (PaLA) congratulates...

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  Since 2015, many of our Pennsylvania libraries have been participating with the PA Forward Star Library Program achieving Bronze Star, Silver Star and Gold Star status. It is now time for us to take the next steps in the recertification of those libraries who have reached...

PA Forward Star Library Program continuing to help libraries meet needs of local communities Mechanicsburg, PA (July 10, 2017) – A program conceived to enhance staff training and support libraries in their efforts to provide patrons with opportunities that yield investments in...

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  A new episode of the PaLAunchPod podcast dropped on Wednesday, March 1st. The two-part episode, “Be a Star – PA Forward Star Library Program,”highlights the amazing work of a Pennsylvania Library Association Academy of Leadership Studies team and of the libraries...

Program works to increase institutional capacity for continued community engagement; Creates opportunities for access for residents Mechanicsburg, PA – Highlighting Pennsylvania libraries and their roles in powering progress throughout the state, the PA Library Association announced...

Submitted by:  Joann Eichenlaub, Assistant Director, Roger and Peggy Madigan Library, Pennsylvania College of Technology, Williamsport, PA and 2015 Graduate of PALS (PaLA Academy of Leadership Studies)   The PALS Branding Team Mission Anne Bramblett, Melissa Foltz, Elizabeth...