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Hershey Public Library

  Major renovations were finished at the beginning of June at the Hershey Public Library. Renovations were funded by the Hershey Library Endowment Trust. The Circulation desk was completely rebuilt, and includes a total refurbishment of the discharge room, and brand new staff...

The Pennsylvania State Data Center has released a map showing child diversity in PA School districts.  The years 2009 and 2017 are compared.   ...

Trustee Workshop: Building an Exceptional Board, presented by Tish Mogan, Pennsylvania Association of Nonprofit Organizations (PANO) Trustees and Library Directors from the Lebanon County Library District and surrounding counties gathered at Stone Ridge Poplar Run on June 22, 2019...

Apply Now for EPLC’s 2019-2020 PA Education Policy Fellowship Program! Applications are available now for the 2019-2020 Education Policy Fellowship Program (EPFP), sponsored by the Education Policy Fellowship Program is sponsored in Pennsylvania by The Education Policy and...

The Pennsylvania State Data Center has provided 2018 Detailed Population Estimates. ...

June 19, 2019 Harrisburg, PA – Pennsylvania students ages 10-16 with an interest in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) can expand their learning through the State Library’s makerspace summer programs, which kick off today and run through mid-August. “The State...

trustee training Scranton

On Saturday, June 1, 2019, trustees from the Northeast, Wilkes-Barre and Pottsville Library Districts gathered to learn about Creating Strong and Engaged Boards. This multi-district CE opportunity was made possible in part by LSTA funds. Tish Mogan, Standards for Excellence Director...

Ana Enriquez of the PA Digital Rights Team will host another round of Copyright Open Office Hours next week on June 18 from 1-2pm. You are welcome to submit questions ahead of time to Ana at enriquez@psu.edu, or bring your questions to the call. You may also want to check...

                This summer, the Bellwood-Antis Public Library is teaming up with Blair Senior Services to present Tai Chi classes for individuals age 60 and over. Response from the community has been extremely enthusiastic, and the library...

Glenn R. Miller

  Recruiting for Rare Collections Librarian, State Library of Pennsylvania As the Office of Commonwealth Libraries (OCL) continues to rebuild its staff following some key staff retirements, I’m pleased to share a special and unique invitation to join the State Library of...