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Read about the Dauphin County East Shore Library and its donation bin in this post by Dauphin County Library’s Marketing and Public Relation’s Manager, Christine Lauver. ...

Tax credits are available to eligible businesses contributing to a Scholarship Organization, an Educational Improvement Organization, and/or a Pre-Kindergarten Scholarship Organization through the Educational Improvement Tax Credit Program (EITC). Most public libraries would qualify...

This summer, teens were invited to dulcimer workshops, where they learned about their Appalachian heritage and the mountain dulcimer.  The workshops were held by the Somerset County Library. Dave Haas was featured at the final concert that was open to everyone. Check out the grant...

Find out about the book selection chosen to represent Pennsylvania, selected by the Pennsylvania Center for the Book. ...

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The debate between residents of Eastern and Western Pennsylvania: Sheetz or WaWa? But for a travelling family from New Jersey, the choice is definitely the Donora Public Library. On a very hot summer afternoon an obviously distraught young couple with two children wandered into...

July 26, 2022 Pennsylvania Releases New App to Connect Students and Families ​Experiencing Homelessness with Resources Harrisburg, PA – The Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) today announced the creation of Finding Your Way in PA, a Pennsylvania-based mobile and desktop...

Beginning August 2022, the State Library of Pennsylvania will be open the second Saturday of each month from 10 AM – 4 PM. Please use an online form if you are requesting research materials from the Forum Building. If you would like to browse the shelves, pick up and return...

Is Your Library a Cooling Place? Libraries across the country have been promoting their facility as a cooling station, offering longer hours for those wishing to take advantage of the library’s air conditioning and water for hydration.  Sometimes it is the municipality that...

The Pennsylvania State Historical Records Advisory Board (SHRAB) is pleased to announce a new cycle of Historical & Archival Records Care Grants, funded by the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission (PHMC). Individual grants in amounts up to and including $5,000. No...

Pennsylvania’s Education for Children and Youth Experiencing Homelessness Program is offering virtual Build Your Best School Year Virtual Summer Camp Middle School Kids Camp: Monday, Aug. 8 – Friday, Aug. 12 (Students grades 6 – 8), 9 AM – 2:30 PM High School Kids...