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Amy Resh

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,...

Chocolate treats

  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...

The Indiana Free Library and the University of Indiana are partnering to offer STEM day. ...

Pennsylvania Library Association recognizes libraries for PA ForwardTM Star achievements earned between October 1 and December 15, 2019 Mechanicsburg, PA (January 1, 2020) – The Pennsylvania Library Association just announced the 2019 fourth quarter PAForwardTM Star Library awardees....

Stacey Mulligan

Young children (ages 0-5) are considered “hard-to-count” because the Census Bureau finds them challenging to interview, locate or contact! Cultural and linguistic barriers only compound this issue.  Libraries across the United States are responding in innovative ways. In Phoenix,...

The National Endowment for the Arts’ (NEA) The Big Read, established in 2016, supports Americans reading and discussing a single book within their communities.  Local governments, libraries, school districts, colleges and universities, and non-profit organizations are encouraged...

The Internet2 2020 Presidential Primary Sources Project (PPSP) offers schools and libraries the opportunity to engage in live interactive video discussions with presidential historians and national park rangers and use primary source documents to understand our nation’s presidents....

Provide opportunities for the girls in your community and offer a Girls Who Code Club! Girls Who Code Clubs are FREE after-school programs for 3rd-12th grade girls, run by community leaders, teachers, librarians, and parents.  Many facilitators have no technical experience...

Learning About Learning Circles: Facilitator Training with Nico Koenig from P2PU Date:  October 28th, 1-4:30pm Location:  Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, South Wing Reading Room, CLP – Main (Oakland), 4400 Forbes Ave, Pittsburgh PA 15213 Speaker: Nico Koenig, Peer 2 Peer University’s community...

WebJunction’s free, online course catalog has 55 self-paced courses on library topics, as well as over 260 curated webinar recordings ready and available when you are. AND WebJunction courses and webinars provide CE Hours for library staff in PA libraries!  Explore the catalog...