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The September/October issue  of the Center for Rural Pennsylvania has research by Dr. Sara A. Grove and Dr. C. Nielsen Brasher, of Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania, examining Pennsylvania’s public library services. The Role of Rural Public Libraries in Providing Access...

Library Journal‘s annual award for the Best Small Library in America, sponsored by Baker & Taylor, honors the U.S. public library that demonstrates outstanding service to populations of 25,000 or less.  The deadline is July 2, 2019.  Access the guidelines. ...

Jodi Klebick, the Executive Director for Multiplying Good, has reported that the Brownsville, PA Students in Action Team (SIA) has been named Top in in the Country for 2018. Last year, the team at Brownsville planned and executed 13 service projects, raised $2,250 and impacted 2,500...

The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) has released data from its 2016 Public Libraries Survey.  Read the article here.   ...

The following 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.  See Details below.  Voter Perceptions of Libraries: Getting from Awareness to Funding in 2018 Tuesday,...

Erie County Launches Idea Lab In October 2017, I was very happy to attend the grand opening of the Erie County Public Library’s Idea Lab at the Blasco Library.  Begun under the leadership of former library director Mary Rennie and completed by her successor, Erin Wincek, the...

Funding Reminder! Applications for projects starting in May are due next week on Monday, April 17 at 5 PM ET. If you have questions or need assistance with your funding application, please contact us as soon as possible to set up a consultation! Through Health Equity Change Makers,...

Pokemon

  by Elizabeth Hess Confession time: when I first heard about the mega-popular free app Pokémon Go, I reacted with a “whaaaaat?” rather than a “wa-hoo!” I sadly missed the first round of Pokémon-mania back in the 90s, so this resurgence in worldwide popularity due...

Access the 2014 Public Libraries Survey (PLS) released by IMLS!    Find your library and explore state profiles! Accompanying FY 2014 data are new online visualizations and tools to make the data easier to explore and use. Since 1988, the annual Public Libraries Survey has provided...

Check the data from the Institute of Museum and Library Services’ (IMLS) recently released 2013 Public Libraries in the United States Survey. The report provides local, state, and national information about the nation’s 9,000 public libraries and their 16,500 branches...