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MESSAGE FROM: Sue Banks, Acting Deputy Secretary and Commissioner for Libraries: Greetings, Colleagues: I am pleased and proud to share with you the news that Amy Geisinger will be joining the staff of the Office of Commonwealth Libraries as a Library Development Advisor in the...

Getting Ready for 2021 Keystone Grants for Public Library Facilities The Office of Commonwealth Libraries anticipates opening a Keystone Grants for Public Library Facilities grant round on Monday, July 26, 2021. Applications submission deadline would be Friday, October 29, 2021...

The Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission (PHMC) and the Pennsylvania State Historical Records Advisory Board (SHRAB) have announced that the Historical & Archival Records Care (HARC) grant program is open. Awards will improve the preservation of historically valuable...

Pennsylvania Library Association recognizes libraries for PA Forward® Star achievements earned between April 1 and June 30, 2021 Mechanicsburg, PA (July 8, 2021) – The Pennsylvania Library Association just announced the 2021 second quarter PA Forward® Star Library awardees....

BookFestPA, July 7-9, is virtual again this year.  Many local authors/illustrators will be located in the Virtual Tent.  A presentation by Charnaie Gordon, Drink & Draw with Brom, and a Conversation with J. Courtney Sullivan (Friends and Strangers) are scheduled events. ...

PA History: Read It, See It You’re invited to discover the fascinating history that surrounds you here in Pennsylvania! “PA History: Read It, See It” is a new series of virtual programs presented by the State Library of Pennsylvania in collaboration with the Pennsylvania Historical...

Interested in getting the word out about your summer programs?  Libraries are encouraged to contact PA PBS! Send an email to papbsmarketing@wvia.org for more information. ...

Governing Daily features the Braddock Carnegie Library, Andrew Carnegie’s first library. (Braddock Borough received $750,000 towards the $15 million dollar project). ...

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Recent Acquisitions of the Senate Library Alexandra Barbush Within the last month, the Senate Library was pleased to welcome two additions to our archival and items collections, respectively.  While we do operate as a legal reference library for the Senate of Pennsylvania, we...

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  DATE:  June 9, 2021 12:00pm to 1:00pm (EST) Join us as we discuss the 2020 IPPY Award Winning book Coyotes in the Pasture and Wolves at the Door: Stories and Recipes from Our Farm to Your Table. In 1985, Sukey and John Jamison started a farm business with two mortgages,...