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  by Meghan Lynch Business Outreach Librarian Chester County Library The Welcome to the Library program at the Chester County Library in Exton, PA, was inspired by the realization that although new library card holders are given a lot of literature about various library programs...

Free WebJunction Webinars for You These upcoming webinars are open for registration. If you can’t attend a live session, all WebJunction webinars are recorded and available for free in the Course Catalog. Librarian Evolution: Libraries Thrive When We Change Thursday, November...

Two Programs Highlighted Penn State Extension serves as the community’s resource, providing practical, trusted information to help people, businesses and communities solve problems, develop skills and build a better future. Extension also has a strong history of partnering with...

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On October 27, the Penn Wynne Library held their second Alpacalypse!   Two alpacas from Woodside Alpacas in Souderton, Pennsylvania arrived in a minivan with their handler/owner Carolyn Martin. Cocoa and Frosty paraded through the library into the meeting room, to the delight...

Access the Afterschool Tech Toolkit sponsored by the National AfterSchool Association (NAA), Google Education, Policy Studies Associates (PSA), Development Without Limits (DWL), and American Institutes for Research. ...

The National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Middle Atlantic Region (NNLM MAR) has announced the availability of funding through NLM’s partnership with the NIH All of Us Research Program, part of the Precision Medicine Initiative. The purpose of the NNLM All of Us...

Flag Display: Thank You to Latino Unidos

                On September 18, 2018 Martin Library’s Teen Leadership committee hosted the Welcoming Week 2018, Cultural Jam: Teens Creating Community event. The event was co-hosted by The Matts Youth Center. Teens and their family members...

                  In 2013, Karen Payonk, Youth Services Director at the Lititz Public Library, initiated the first 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten program in Lancaster County. Due to her encouragement and success stories, Renee Christiansen,...

More than 40 libraries reached PA Forward Star Library status July 1 to September 30, 2018 Mechanicsburg, PA (October 4, 2018) – “Libraries throughout Pennsylvania continue highlighting that they are more than book repositories, earning stars along the way and underscoring...

Read about York County Libraries‘ 1000 Books Before Kindergarten program. See another posting!   ...