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Find professional development opportunities in February 2020 by topic or date at WebJunction! Remember to check WebJunction Courses,  WebJunction Webinars and the Compendium for other continuing education opportunities that may interest you. All WebJunction courses and...

Harrisburg, PA – The Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) is encouraging organizations across the state to help provide nutritious meals to children in low-income areas during the summer months through PDE’s Summer Food Service Program. “Every summer thousands of young...

Access the State Aid calendar for 2020. Unlike prior calendars, specific due dates are not included, except for the annual report, which has already been announced. All due dates will be announced when the reports and documents are made available for completion. If you have any...

Sharing from the Governor’s Census 2020 Complete Count Commission:  We are pleased to announce the Census 2020 Outreach Grant Program. The program is being administered by Department of Community and Economic Development. Our main goal is for grassroots outreach supporting...

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      by Michael Lear, Rare Collections Librarian State Library of Pennsylvania Identification of photographs Identifying the type of photograph(s) that you have helps to date an image and can be key to determining the best handling and storage conditions. Some...

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On Wednesday, January 15, the Berks County Public Libraries were honored with an award for innovative programming and outreach in support of the 2020 Census in Berks County. The award was presented at the official opening of the Reading Area Census Office by Berks County Commissioner,...

The 2020 Census will officially begin Jan. 21st, 2020 in the Alaska Native village of Toksook Bay, Alaska, on the Bering Sea! Libraries in Pennsylvania have been preparing for months.  Read how Blasco Library in Erie hosted a Census Ambassador Training! One of the best ways to...

Consider applying for the 2020 Pennsylvania STEM Ambassador Program.  The deadline is January 24, 2020. The Pennsylvania STEM Ambassador Program is made possible through PSAYDN, with training support from the Education Policy and Leadership Center (EPLC) and STEM Education Coalition,...

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  Red Land Library Celebrates Gold at ChocolateFest on February 8 ChocolateFest is the signature celebration of Red Land Community Library each February during Love Your Library month. On Saturday, February 8, staff will welcome visitors, friends, and neighbors to the library...

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    Josh Berk, Executive Director of the Bethlehem Area Public Library, was on ABC Action News. Watch the story to learn the fate of the forty-year old overdue book, “Happy Birthday Baby Jesus.” ...