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FREE Everyone Can Create Guides provide instruction to help students develop and communicate ideas through drawing, photography, video, and music! The guides are targeted to students but would be helpful for adult instruction also. The Guides are also available at iTunesU (top...

WebJunction has content as well as webinars!  Here’s some highlighted content on WebJunction: WebJunction at ALA Midwinter in Seattle:  ALA Midwinter 2019 was held in Seattle in January, and WebJunction staff was there, hosting sessions to share what we’ve been working...

Library Moon Walk! A “walk” from Upstate New York to the Moon is approximately 238,900 miles. But that’s not stopping librarians and their patrons from giving it their best shot with the Library Moon Walk!  Learn about the Library Moon Walk...

Healthy Aging: Connecting Older Adults to Health Information – January 31, 11:00 AM-1:00 PM ET Did you know that the 65+ population will outnumber children for the first time in history by 2020? Given the rapid growth of this demographic, this “train the trainer”...

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  By Tammy Garrison, Executive Director Clinton County Libraries, Annie Halenbake Ross Library Annie Halenbake Ross Library, part of the Clinton County Libraries, has been making significant strides to be ready for the 2020s, a decade that is approaching with ferocious speed....

In early February, the National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Middle Atlantic Region, will open funding opportunities for May 1, 2019 – April 30, 2020 projects. Requests for Proposals will be announced for the following: Health Information Outreach Project: Education and...

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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...