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                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!   ...

Guidelines and sample narratives and budgets available October 10, 2018  Draft deadline (optional) November 15, 2018 Application deadline Dialogues on the Experience of War The program supports the study and discussion of important humanities sources about war, in the belief that...

Public libraries invited to apply for American Creed Community Conversations programming grants| The American Library Association (ALA), in partnership with Citizen Film and the National Writing Project, invites public libraries to apply for programming grants to host community...

by Eva Balick: Girls Who Code Grows Our Free After School Clubs Program in New Jersey and Pennsylvania My name is Eve Balick and I am the Regional Partnership Coordinator for Girls Who Code in NJ and PA. a national non-profit the mission of which is to close the gender gap in technology....

book week

(Carlisle, PA) The Bosler Memorial Library and Friends of Bosler Memorial Library biennial Celebrate the Book Week Festival is coming soon! Starting Friday, October 19 with Wine and Words and ending Saturday, October 27 with Young Adult Day there is something for everyone during...

The Space Science Institute’s National Center for Interactive Learning (NCIL) provides interactive STEM exhibits, programming, and training to public libraries nationwide through its Science‐Technology Activities and Resources Library Network (STAR Net).  Learn more and...

looking at rocks

NASA Week at the Darby Free Library from Sept. 17 to Sept. 22, 2018 The Darby Free Library was given permission to borrow moon rocks, meteorite samples and an Apollo Spacesuit Mockup through the NASA@MY Library Grant. Moon rocks and meteorite samples visited every classroom...