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Dellana Diovisalvo is the new director at the Tunkhannock Library.  Read more. ...

The September/October issue  of the Center for Rural Pennsylvania has research by Dr. Sara A. Grove and Dr. C. Nielsen Brasher, of Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania, examining Pennsylvania’s public library services. The Role of Rural Public Libraries in Providing Access...

Mechanicsburg, Pa – The Cumberland County Library System Foundation has been awarded a national grant to support staff development. The American Library Association’s H.W. Wilson Grant is an annual award consisting of $3,500 and a 24k gold-framed citation given to a library...

(JOHNSTOWN, PA.) – The Cambria County Library is a 2020 recipient of a Banned Books Weeks Grant from the Freedom to Read Foundation (FTRF). This grant is offered through the Judith F. Krug Memorial Fund, honoring the FTRF founder who worked to prevent censorship and protect First...

Walker Evans started as director at the Andrew Carnegie Free Library and Music Hall when the pandemic began.  Read more in this TribLive article. ...

Over 300 copyright-free titles are available in POWER Library! Use them for online storytime or other read-aloud activities. ...

This is the cover of the book Out in Central Pennsylvania

  Meet the authors as they discuss and read selected passages by attending a virtual author event via Zoom on Thursday August 20 from noon to 1 PM, hosted by the State Library of Pennsylvania! About the book: Out in Central Pennsylvania: The History of an LGBTQ Community,...

BUTLER– The American Library Association (ALA) announced that the Butler Area Public Library was selected to participate in Libraries Lead with Digital Skills, an initiative of ALA and the Public Library Association (PLA), sponsored by Grow with Google, the tech company’s economic...

Cambria County Library is the first stop on the American Library Association’s Holding Space: A national conversation series with libraries.  Learn more and register for Stronger Together for Workforce Development, which will be held on Monday, July 27.   ...

Applications are being accepted for the Pennsylvania Education Policy Fellowship Program.  This is an education policy leadership program for education, community, policy and advocacy leaders. ...