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More than 40 libraries reached PA Forward Star Library status July 1 to September 30, 2018 Mechanicsburg, PA (October 4, 2018) – “Libraries throughout Pennsylvania continue highlighting that they are more than book repositories, earning stars along the way and underscoring...

    David Belanger is Director of Libraries for Lower Merion Township.  Lower Merion supports six local library branches in a community of 58,000 residents.  The Library is a department of Township government and staff are township employees. David has held the position...

Read the Transformation Story and learn about the project and the steps Punxsutawney Memorial Library took to transform their spaces!  Photos are included! The library improved sightlines and the teen area and made other small changes in order to make a big impact.  The library...

Flag Day 2018

Flag Day Ceremony On Thursday, June 14th  the North Pocono Public Library celebrated with a brief patriotic Flag Day Ceremony to honor the symbol of our country, and to honor those who have served and continue to serve to preserve our freedom. Moscow, PA June 14, 2018 The North...

PA LaunchPod

A new episode of PaLAunchpod dropped on May 15. In this episode, host Tom Berman talks with Library Services Manager of the Pennsylvania Department of the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh and president of the Western Pennsylvania Genealogical Society, Marilyn Holt about the history...

Suicide prevention and awareness programs will be available at libraries; Demonstrates importance of health literacy and impacts for communities   Mechanicsburg, PA (May 17, 2018) – The PA Library Association (PaLA) is proud to announce Prevent Suicide PA as the latest PA...

The Pennsylvania Library Association is sharing the May (Civic Literacy) and the June/July/August (Summer Reading) toolkits for your reference. Each toolkit includes sample press release text, social media hashtags, resource links and graphics for posting. These kits are made available...

  A new episode of the PALaunchPod podcast dropped on November 20. In this episode, host Heidi Abbey Moyer talks with Bernadette Lear and Eric Novotny, academic librarians and co-editors of the new scholarly, peer-reviewed journal Libraries: Culture, History and Society. Lear...

PA LaunchPod

  submitted by Mary Kay Moran A new episode of the PALaunchPod podcast dropped on October 13. In this episode, host Tom Berman talks with Samantha Hull, Ephrata High School Librarian & Media Coordinator for the Ephrata School District in Lancaster County, PA about...

Stephen Sarazin, 2017 Chair of the Technical Services Round Table of the Pennsylvania Library Association, interviewed Doreva Belfiore, HSLC’s Director of Library Services.  Watch the video!  (It is a playlist of 2 videos) Stephen Sarazin is Director of the Aston...