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MEMO TO:  Public Library Directors; District Library Administrators and Consultants; System Administrators; Governor’s Advisory Council on Library Development; Office of Commonwealth Libraries Staff cc: Statewide library email distribution lists at 4:00 pm on March 23, 2020 FROM:...

The NNLM NNLM Human Genetics Film Kit is providing film kits to up to 250 public libraries across the United States. Promote health literacy in your community with four films, discussion guides, and customizable marketing materials designed to support public libraries in raising...

The National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Middle Atlantic Region (NNLM MAR) invites applications for health information outreach and programming projects. [Public libraries are encouraged to apply. After reading the announcement, don’t hesitate to reach out for a funding...

Library Journal will award the 2020 Library of the Year Award to a “library that most profoundly demonstrates service to the community, creativity and innovating in developing specific community programs or has seen dramatic increase in library use and leadership in creating...

Registration is Open for POWER Library Spring Training! HSLC is pleased to announce that registration is open for the 2020 POWER Library Spring Training.  Sessions will focus on E-Resources, Programming Ideas with POWER Library, Chat with a Librarian (sneak-peek at new software!),...

Is Your Event on the Digital Learning Day Map? Digital Learning Day (DLDay) 2020 is coming up on February 27! On DLDay, states, districts, and schools will show how they are innovating with technology in every classroom, every day.  Learn more and add your event to the official...

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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,...

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  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....