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The Lancaster Library System has created a parody of  the Dragnet TV show of the 1950s and 1960s: LibraryNet video! — submitted by: Mary Ann Heltshe-Steinhauer, MLS PR/Community Relations Manager Library System of Lancaster County     ...

Eastern Monroe Public Library will be holding their fourth FREE TEDx event on October 13! The event will feature five live speakers on the topic of the role of art in the community. The event will be videotaped and posted on the TEDx YouTube Channel.  Visit the website for additional...

                  In 2013, Karen Payonk, Youth Services Director at the Lititz Public Library, initiated the first 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten program in Lancaster County. Due to her encouragement and success stories, Renee Christiansen,...

More than 40 libraries reached PA Forward Star Library status July 1 to September 30, 2018 Mechanicsburg, PA (October 4, 2018) – “Libraries throughout Pennsylvania continue highlighting that they are more than book repositories, earning stars along the way and underscoring...

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The Osterhout Free Library located in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, hosted it’s Annual Gala, A Night in Havana. Attended by 308 people, more than $100,000 was raised for programs and services. This was the 14th Annual Gala and, with the help of volunteers, brought the total...

Jamie Falo is the new director at the Greensburg Hempfield Area Library.  Access the Westmoreland TribLive article.   ...

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(Carlisle, PA) The Bosler Memorial Library and Friends of Bosler Memorial Library biennial Celebrate the Book Week Festival is coming soon! Starting Friday, October 19 with Wine and Words and ending Saturday, October 27 with Young Adult Day there is something for everyone during...

Eleven libraries have formed the Lehigh Carbon Library Cooperative. ...

Gale Topic Collections (InfoTrac Collections) added to POWER Library Portal In addition to the new Gale e-resources that have been presented on the POWER Library Portal since August 1, there are also 29 additional topic collections (InfoTrac Collections) available if a user navigates...

Amy Resh is the new system administrator at the Berks County Library System.  Read about it at the WFMZ site. ...