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On Tuesday, January 18, 2022, Pennsylvania will officially observe the 2022 National Day of Racial Healing. The goals of this event are to: ·         Understand that racial healing is at the core of racial equity ·         Offer a time for contemplation and...

To incorporate as many voices as possible, the deadline to complete Pennsylvania LSTA Survey 2021 (alchemer.com) has been extended. Feel free to post the survey on your website and share via social media.  During planning, there will be other ways Pennsylvanians can contribute...

Thank you to those who were able to attend the town hall that took place on 11/16/21 to introduce the LSTA 5-year plan evaluation.   For those who could not attend, the recording can be viewed on the For Librarians section of POWER Library.  To incorporate as many voices...

The Whitehall Public Library is offering themed teacher subscription bundles! Are you interested in School-Public Library Partnerships? Check out some resources below: The AASL/ALSC/YALSA Interdivisional Committee on School/Public Library Cooperation:  Public Library & School...

We Are All Caregivers: Finding Peace and Wellness in Hard Times –featuring author Patty Collamer Date:       December 8, 2021 Time:       12PM to 1PM Register: Register in advance to attend this FREE virtual program by sending an email to ra-edmakerspace@pa.gov with...

The Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) is the only federal program exclusively for libraries. It is administered by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS).  IMLS uses a population driven formula to distribute funds to states through its Grants to States program. ...

Find professional development opportunities in November 2021 by topic or date at WebJunction!  All WebJunction courses and webinars are FREE and count towards Pennsylvania public library CE requirements. Remember to check WebJunction Courses, WebJunction Webinars, the PA Library...

Program Celebrates 11 Early Childhood Teachers and Care Providers   Butler, PA, October 13, 2021 — Arlington, VA, October 13, 2021 – Today, PBS KIDS named 11 educators as the 2021 honorees of the PBS KIDS Early Learning Champions program. The awards, established in 2018, recognize...

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Celebrate Pennsylvania’s libraries with author Bernadette Lear, Librarian at the Pennsylvania State University, as she discusses the history of libraries in her newest book, “Made Free and Thrown Open to the Public: Community Libraries in Pennsylvania from the Colonial...

PA History: Read It, See It: Cornwall Iron Furnace 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...