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June 19, 2019 Harrisburg, PA – Pennsylvania students ages 10-16 with an interest in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) can expand their learning through the State Library’s makerspace summer programs, which kick off today and run through mid-August. “The State...

In 2016, one-hundred and thirteen million people attended 5.2 million programs!  Read the Public Libraries Survey report, released by the Institute of Museum and Library Services and discover data on public libraries’ resources, staffing, services and more.  Read more. ...

Read about Carnegie Library of McKeesport‘s Wash and Learn Library! ...

June 7, 2019 Harrisburg, PA – Middle school teachers from the Carlisle Area School District kicked off their summer today by visiting the State Library’s Makerspace to experience the computer science and STEM-related activities the hands-on learning lab offers and to generate...

June 4, 2019 – The Manheim Township Public Library will hold a special ribbon-cutting ceremony to mark the opening of their new “Children’s Discovery Patio.”  The public is invited to attend the event that will take place on Saturday, June 22, 12:00 noon at the Library,...

Great Stories Club Grants on Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation Learn  about the American Library Association’s Great Stories Club series on Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation (TRHT), a thematic reading and discussion program that engages underserved teens...

The PA Department of Conservation and Natural Resources offers conservation educational programs.  Check them out!   ...

Is your library providing Environmental programs? The Pennsylvania Department of Education needs your help to better understand the Environmental Education Landscape across the Commonwealth. Follow the survey link to help shine a spotlight on awesome opportunities, better understand...

Fall 2019 Library Reimbursement Program Announcement Smart About Money and the National Endowment for Financial Education® (NEFE®) is happy to announce that applications are now open for the Fall 2019 Library Reimbursement Program. Twice a year, Smart About Money and NEFE® provide...

erik larson

  Mt. Lebanon Public Library’s Evening with Erik Larson, was held on April 29 with a sellout crowd (1,000+).  A VIP reception was held for over 60 people prior to Larson’s description of his research and writing process. Larson is a master of narrative non-fiction....