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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...

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 the Department’s Summer Food Service Program. “To grow, learn, and...

  Pennsylvania Department of Education Office of Commonwealth Libraries Glenn Miller, Deputy Secretary & Commissioner for Libraries Thursday, May 31, 2018 Did you know that in Pennsylvania there are 18,000+ unfilled computer science jobs with an average salary of $80,000...

Learning does not end when school lets out; neither does the need for good nutrition.  YOUR LIBRARY CAN HELP!   Become a site or a sponsor for the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP).  This year’s application deadline is June 15. Learn more here! Engage your community–Engage...

The Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) offers a list of “great literacy websites for parents and kids.” Their Literacy for Life page has additional resources.  Consider following PDE on Facebook!   ...