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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...

Bangor Public Library’s 100th Anniversary Submitted by Kathleen Lynch, Bangor Library Director The Bangor Public Library proudly announces it’s 100th Anniversary celebration scheduled for October 3, 2021 from 2-4PM. It was June 1, 1921 when the Bangor Women’s Club...

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Mysterious events are happening at the State Library of Pennsylvania! Join Sandy Nork as she discusses her latest novel Flood Risk at a virtual event for the State Library of Pennsylvania.  Date: September 8, 2021 Time: 12 noon to 1:00 pm  Pennsylvania self published author...

The PA Humanities’ PA SHARP (Sustaining the Humanities through the American Rescue Plan) grant program is offering up to $20,000 in flexible spending for either general operating and capacity building or program support.  PA organizations with a humanities-based mission and...

Reading, Pa – Friday, August 27, 2021 – Reading Public Library has again received a $100,000 grant from the Cameron Schrier Foundation as part of a multi-year commitment totaling $200,000.  The grant will support the positions of Children’s Library Manager and Teen...

Karla Trout, Executive Director of the Library System of Lancaster County, is interviewed on Agati Video Podcast. Trout shares her journey to libraries, the past year and a half, and her thoughts on reimagining spaces moving forward. ...

PA History: Read It, See It – Monthly on Thursdays Thursday, August 19 12PM to 1PM Cost: FREE 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 Pennsylvania...

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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...