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Terri Gallagher, reference librarian at the Community College of Beaver County and Paula Kelly, director at the Whitehall Public Library, are 2018 I Love My Librarian Award winners! ...

The story of Eastern Monroe Public Library’s  journey to replace their bookmobile was covered by PBS 39.  Watch the video [3:32]. ...

Slippery Rock Community Library was selected to host the national project, Future Ready for the Library, which focuses on college and career readiness for teens.  Read about it. ...

Marsha Everton

  Marsha Everton, a long-time resident of York County, recently moved to Cumberland County.  She enjoys living on the Susquehanna River in Lemoyne, PA. Her new home library is the beautiful Cleve J. Fredricksen Library.  During her years in York, Marsha’s library home...

PA Photos and Documents Islandora Update Webinar When:  December 3, 2018 2:00pm Earlier this year, Hosting Solutions and Library Consulting (HSLC) conducted an RFP for a new digital repository software platform for PA Photos and Documents. The open-source platform Islandora was...

Sue Banks

  I joined OCL as the Director of the Bureau of Library Development on November 26, 2018. Most recently, I spent six years as the Deputy Director of Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh.  In that role, I focused on building staff, improving the user experience and institutionalizing...

snow shutters

Holiday Fest, with a bake sale, crafts and an auction, was held at the Genesee Area Library on November 10th.  Frigid weather reduced the number of vendors to forty but the event was well attended according to library director, Mary Engle.  The festival is always held on the first...

The Pennsylvania Senate Library has opened an exhibit about the history of the Senate.  Read about it in the Altoona Mirror. ...

WW1 uniforms

  Boyertown Community Library has an exhibit in honor of the 100-year anniversary of the end of WWI.  The exhibit is available through the month of November.  It includes uniforms, metals, helmets, and more!                                           ...

Jenne Mante

  The Bethlehem Area Public Library is hosting an exciting holiday fundraiser this year. We are partnering with Kindness is Magic Inc. to pay off student lunch debt and erase library fines. One in six children in Pennsylvania suffers from hunger and many of these same students...