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Read how the Reading Public Library promotes literacy in Spanish-speaking families.   ...

The Reading Public Library was awarded a 2018 National Medal for Museum and Library Service.  Watch the presentation on a WFMZ broadcast [1:31min]. Photos from award ceremony:         ...

The Reading Public Library is a recipient of the 2018 National Medal for Museum and Library Service!  Read about it and learn more about the National Medal! Read the initial Press Release: Check out the photos on the Dept of Education’s Twitter account.   ...

Consumer Health Coordinator Lydia Collins will present a webinar on December 13, 2017 at 2-3 pm EST.  The class, Activate, Collaborate and Educate: Health Outreach and Programming in Your Community, will focus on how to conduct health outreach and share materials that can be...

Opioid panel

  Submitted by Nathaniel A. Thomas, MLS, Head of Reference, Reading Public Library On Sept. 18, 2017, the Reading Public Library hosted an interactive panel discussion around the opioid epidemic. In a roomful of more 40 people, state officials, advocates, emergency management...

Christine Kroger

This is part of a series of Session Notes from grantees who have received Professional Development grants from the Office of Commonwealth Libraries. Each grantee will share their professional development experience and include tips and other resources from the workshop or class....

Read about the Comic Con held at the Reading Public Library. ...

The Reading Public Library will offer Summer Job Readiness Workshops. ...

building with popsickle sticks

The Carnegie Free Library of Beaver Falls has been awarded a Curiosity Creates Grant from the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association. The library is one of 77 public libraries in the United States awarded the grant, which has...

Read about the Hunger Games competitions at the Reading Public Library. ...