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May 11, 2022 Harrisburg, PA – The Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) today announced that Pennsylvania’s public electronic library, POWER Library, has acquired 350 new e-books for users to explore, bringing the total of available titles to approximately 20,000. “Through...

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Message from:  Mary Garm, Chair Governor’s Advisory Council on Library Development:   The Governor’s Advisory Council on Library Development (GAC) is pleased to announce that Susan Banks has been appointed to the position of Deputy Secretary of Education, Commissioner...

Libraries are eligible for these PDE Grant programs: 21st Century Community Learning Centers Grants This is a competitive grant that provides federal funding to establish community learning centers that provide academic, artistic and cultural enrichment opportunities for students...

February 2, 2021 Harrisburg, PA – The Pennsylvania Department of Education is launching a new podcast today titled “PDE Presents…” with Acting Secretary Noe Ortega. The podcast will share information about the mission and outcomes of education in Pennsylvania and across...

  Pennsylvania Department of Education Office of Commonwealth Libraries Glenn R. Miller, Deputy Secretary & Commissioner for Libraries Monday, March 2, 2020 Coronavirus and Our Communities As leaders of trusted community organizations, you are no doubt concerned about...

Harrisburg, PA – The Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) is encouraging organizations across the state to help provide nutritious meals to children in low-income areas during the summer months through PDE’s Summer Food Service Program. “Every summer thousands of young...

June 5, 2019 Harrisburg, PA – The Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) today announced $22 million in 21st Century Community Learning Centers (21st CCLC) grants have been awarded to a variety of educational institutions, faith-based partners and community partners. The grants...

The Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) has launched an initiative aimed at promoting literacy by featuring prominent Pennsylvanians reading a children’s book to an at-home audience. The videos will be available through PDE’s Twitter, Facebook and YouTube pages.  Read...

Is your library providing Environmental programs? The Pennsylvania Department of Education needs your help to better understand the Environmental Education Landscape across the Commonwealth. Follow the survey link to help shine a spotlight on awesome opportunities, better understand...

Sue Banks

  Dear Library Friends: Greetings from the Bureau of Library Development (BLD) of the Office of Commonwealth Libraries! The BLD has officially moved to 333 Market Street in Harrisburg and we are enjoying getting to know our friends in all the Offices, Bureaus and Divisions...