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The Dauphin County Library System is offering TimeSlips to residents of nursing homes.  Learn about this initiative on the library’s website. ...

Digging Up Your Roots: Finding Your Family History March 4, 2021 from noon – 1pm Join Amy and Kathy, expert librarians at the State Library of Pennsylvania with over 15 years of genealogy experience, for a free, live Zoom event. This workshop is for adults who would like to learn...

February 2, 2021 Harrisburg, PA – The Pennsylvania Department of Education is launching a new podcast today titled “PDE Presents…” with Acting Secretary Noe Ortega. The podcast will share information about the mission and outcomes of education in Pennsylvania and across...

The State Library of Pennsylvania presents a Virtual Author Talk: Phaedra Patrick and “The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper” Join us to meet and chat with international best-selling author Phaedra Patrick as she discusses her work, “The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper.” Learn...

January 28, 2021 Pennsylvania Department of Education Seeks Sponsors for Summer Meals Nutrition Programs Harrisburg, PA – The Pennsylvania Department of Education is asking organizations across the state to consider providing nutritious meals to youth during the summer months...

Jennifer L. Newcome, of Northeastern High School (Manchester, Pennsylvania), has been named one of 10 winners in the I Love My Librarian Award.  Read about the award and how you can watch the ceremony livestreamed on January 23. ...

The Bradford Era posted that the  S W Smith Library held a virtual auction this past November.  Library Director, Mary Grace Collier-Kisler, followed up that the total gross revenue was $30,541.  “We never thought we would even make $15,000! The SWS Library’s net...

5.19 Million in Keystone Grants Awarded  I am very pleased to announce on behalf of the Pennsylvania Department of Education that the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania will be awarding 18 municipalities in 15 counties with $5.19 million in Keystone grants to improve their local libraries.   The...

This is a flier for Pennsylvania PBS Family Coding Night event.

  Pennsylvania PBS has been working in collaboration with the Pennsylvania Department of Education to support learning during this time when many are outside the classroom. Explore and share Pennsylvania PBS Resources designed to support students who are Learning at Home: Download...

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The Bethlehem Area Public Library, in partnership with the National Museum of Industrial History, is proud to present TUG!, a new Bethlehem Steel-themed children’s book by BAPL children’s librarian Catherine McCafferty. TUG! is a picture book about a tow tractor that helped...