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The 2021 Pennsylvania One Book program emphasizes the importance of emotional resilience, social-emotional wellness, and healing through literacy and literature in Many Books, One Pennsylvania Community.    Two booklists (for ages 0-36 months and ages 3-6) of recommended titles...

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 Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) has launched an initiative aimed at promoting literacy by featuring prominent Pennsylvanians reading a children’s book to an at-home audience. The videos will be available through PDE’s Twitter, Facebook and YouTube pages.  Read...

                  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,...

Read about York County Libraries‘ 1000 Books Before Kindergarten program. See another posting!   ...

The SAG-AFTRA Foundation streams videos featuring well-known actors reading children’s books alongside creatively produced illustrations.  This award-winning children’s literacy website is Storyline Online. The site also offers activity guides.  Click on the photo of...

Read about the Pennsylvania Humanities Council (PHC) Teen Reading Lounge   ...

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Date: Thursday, June 28, 2018 Time: 12:00-1:00 pm; followed by a tour of the Rare Comics on Exhibit Location: State Library of Pennsylvania, Forum Building, Green Room on the Ground Floor Did you know the State Library collects comics by Pennsylvania authors and illustrators? ...

  by Michelle Georgetti Punxsutawney Phil, the beloved groundhog of Pennsylvania, saw his shadow just a couple of weeks ago and declared six more weeks of winter. While this may be happy news for our skiers and children (and teachers) anxiously awaiting the school closings...

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Submitted by Mina C. Edmondson, District Consultant, York County York County Libraries was recently named a Project Outcome Early Adopter. In the winter of 2016 York County Libraries conducted surveys of the parents and caregivers who attend Early Childhood Literacy Services and...