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June 1, 2021   The State Library of Pennsylvania Announces New Resource for Pennsylvanians with Disabilities  Pennsylvanians with print disabilities will access services in a new virtual location. Harrisburg, PA – In collaboration with Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh and...

January 28, 2021 Pennsylvania Department of Education Seeks Sponsors for Summer Meals Nutrition Programs Harrisburg, PA – The Pennsylvania Department of Education is asking organizations across the state to consider providing nutritious meals to youth during the summer months...

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  Pennsylvania PBS has been working in collaboration with the Pennsylvania Department of Education to support learning during this time when many are outside the classroom. Explore and share Pennsylvania PBS Resources designed to support students who are Learning at Home: Download...

November 9, 2020  Harrisburg, PA – Today, the Pennsylvania Department of Education announced the State Library of Pennsylvania was named one of the best genealogical websites in the country by Family Tree Magazine. “Exploring lineage allows us to better understand the diverse...

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Those kids are hungry…Prepare to Feed them!  The Summer Food Service Program is FREE!  This USDA program provides lunches and/or snacks for the children at your library and is administered by the Pennsylvania Department of Education.  Find out more on the Summer Food Service...

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Pennsylvania Department of Education Office of Commonwealth Libraries Glenn R. Miller, Deputy Secretary & Commissioner for Libraries Tuesday, November 26, 2019 Building on the highly successful launch of his PAsmart initiative last year, Governor Tom Wolf announced this week...

Pennsylvania Department of Education Office of Commonwealth Libraries Glenn R. Miller, Deputy Secretary & Commissioner for Libraries Tuesday, June 4, 2019 I hope that by now you have noticed that the Office of Commonwealth Libraries (OCL) is in the midst of revitalizing its...

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  Those Kids are Hungry…Feed them!  The Summer Lunch program is FREE! Make plans now to participate! What’s holding you back? No kitchen? You can contract to have bag lunches brought in.  You don’t have to offer the lunch every day–but why not?  If half of the...

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The Pennsylvania Department of Education encourages organizations to help provide nutritious meals to children in low-income areas during the summer months through the department’s Summer Food Service Program. The Summer Food Service Program, which began in 1976, is a federally...

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December 2016 Dear Pennsylvania Librarians, On September 29, 2015, Governor Tom Wolf signed an Executive Order establishing the Governor’s Food Security Partnership, which is comprised of secretaries and representatives from the departments of Aging, Agriculture, Community and...