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The Pennsylvania State Data Center has provided 2018 Detailed Population Estimates. ...

June 19, 2019 Harrisburg, PA – Pennsylvania students ages 10-16 with an interest in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) can expand their learning through the State Library’s makerspace summer programs, which kick off today and run through mid-August. “The State...

trustee training Scranton

On Saturday, June 1, 2019, trustees from the Northeast, Wilkes-Barre and Pottsville Library Districts gathered to learn about Creating Strong and Engaged Boards. This multi-district CE opportunity was made possible in part by LSTA funds. Tish Mogan, Standards for Excellence Director...

Ana Enriquez of the PA Digital Rights Team will host another round of Copyright Open Office Hours next week on June 18 from 1-2pm. You are welcome to submit questions ahead of time to Ana at enriquez@psu.edu, or bring your questions to the call. You may also want to check...

                This summer, the Bellwood-Antis Public Library is teaming up with Blair Senior Services to present Tai Chi classes for individuals age 60 and over. Response from the community has been extremely enthusiastic, and the library...

Glenn R. Miller

  Recruiting for Rare Collections Librarian, State Library of Pennsylvania As the Office of Commonwealth Libraries (OCL) continues to rebuild its staff following some key staff retirements, I’m pleased to share a special and unique invitation to join the State Library of...

Jodi Klebick, the Executive Director for Multiplying Good, has reported that the Brownsville, PA Students in Action Team (SIA) has been named Top in in the Country for 2018. Last year, the team at Brownsville planned and executed 13 service projects, raised $2,250 and impacted 2,500...

Read about Carnegie Library of McKeesport‘s Wash and Learn Library! ...

Watch the Local 21 News post [2:25min] about the Fredricksen Library‘s Business and Career Center. ...

Registration for the 2019 PA Forward Information Literacy Summit is available. The summit is taking place on Monday, July 15 at the Conference Center at Central Penn. Please see full details, including session descriptions and location info This year’s theme is Literacy is...