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Read this InsiderFinancial article on how the West Philadelphia Alliance for Children runs libraries in city schools. ...

We are excited to announce the Pennsylvania Libraries for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (LBPH) in Pittsburgh and Philadelphia are now easing certification barriers for Pennsylvanians with dyslexia and other reading disabilities. Both Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh-LBPH and...

Several libraries have been awarded Pennsylvania’s Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program (RCAP) grants: Carnegie Library of Homestead: $500,000  (project will substantially rearrange the layout of the swimming pool, locker rooms and other related pool support spaces). Carnegie...

Longwood Gardens organizes an annual Community Read program with regional library systems in Pennsylvania and Delaware, cultural institutions, conservation organizations and gardens.  This year the  community reading event is on the topic of women in science and horticulture....

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  PHILADELPHIA, June 13, 2016—The Free Library of Philadelphia is excited to announce opening of the brand new South Philadelphia Library, located in the recently opened South Philadelphia Community Health and Literacy Center. The Library shares this innovative community...

The Free Library of Philadelphia will re-organize branches as clusters. ...

This StandardSpeaker.com article  states that “Philadelphia, along with Pittsburgh, Erie and Allentown, were among the least-connected cities in the nation with 100,000 or more residents.” This article discusses some of the issues, such as a limitation  on municipal...

OCLC will hold a Member Forum at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, on Friday, December 4, 2015 to discuss the OCLC services you use, share best practices with colleagues, and invite your ideas and thoughts about how you work with OCLC, what you need and how they can...

A Philadelphia Inquirer editorial mentions the lack of school libraries and professional librarians. ...

Technical.ly reports on what it’s like to work on the E-Gadget Help Desk at the Free Library of Philadelphia. ...