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Gold stars achieved by December 31, 2019 valid for three years; Gold stars achieved after January 1, 2020 are valid for one year Mechanicsburg, PA (April 22, 2019) – Beginning January 2020, once a library achieves the Gold level of the PA Forward Star Library program, libraries...

Public Libraries may want to make use of two NASA programs! Celebrating Apollo: Remembering the Past as We Prepare for the Future begins on May 2 and continues through July 11 and celebrates the 50th anniversary of NASA’s Apollo program. The Apollo lunar flights may have ended...

Teen Reading Lounge

2019-21 TRL Application Announcement Pennsylvania Humanities Council (PHC) invites public libraries to apply to be part of a special two-year Teen Reading Lounge project with the goals of increasing participation of youth ages 12 -18 in quality humanities experiences and increasing...

If you missed any of the webinars below, the recordings can be found in the WebJunction Course Catalog.   Enter the catalog to receive a certificate! Here are the titles and links to the event listings on WebJunction.  Included are the PowerPoints, recordings, related resources...

The National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Middle Atlantic Region, is here to help with your summer health programming! As partners of the Collaborative Summer Library Program’s A Universe of Stories, we are excited to offer a program-in-a-box that explores DNA and space!...

Free meetings with financial planners are being offered in several locations in Pittsburgh, including the Carnegie Library’s West End Branch.  Learn more in this NextPittsburgh.com article. ...

Susan McClellan with equipment

Millvale Community Library was recently selected as one of 20 recipients of the new Microsoft Limitless Library Fund. The Limitless Libraries grant is designed to enrich the learning experience at public or school libraries and foster Mixed Reality adoption in education. The grant...

Libraries Lead with Digital Skills: an initiative of ALA & PLA, is looking for libraries to apply for funding in Pennsylvania! Twenty-five grants will be awarded!  Consider applying! Who should apply: Public libraries that have existing digital skills programs and are interested...

Highlighted Content on WebJunction Tapping Your Team Talents:  Elizabeth Koenig and the team at Everett Public Library are passionate about bringing fun, creative programming to their community. Many of their best ideas come from tapping into their own team’s special talents...

InfoPeople is offering the following FREE webinars: Creating A Crisis Communications Plan That Works –Presented by Kim Thursday, March 27, 2019 @ 3pm EST  In world with a 24-hour news cycle, libraries must be ready to communicate quickly about any crisis that may impact their...