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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...

Amy Resh

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,...

Chocolate treats

  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....

Stacey Mulligan

Young children (ages 0-5) are considered “hard-to-count” because the Census Bureau finds them challenging to interview, locate or contact! Cultural and linguistic barriers only compound this issue.  Libraries across the United States are responding in innovative ways. In Phoenix,...

The National Endowment for the Arts’ (NEA) The Big Read, established in 2016, supports Americans reading and discussing a single book within their communities.  Local governments, libraries, school districts, colleges and universities, and non-profit organizations are encouraged...

The Internet2 2020 Presidential Primary Sources Project (PPSP) offers schools and libraries the opportunity to engage in live interactive video discussions with presidential historians and national park rangers and use primary source documents to understand our nation’s presidents....