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New Space is Seven Times Bigger  Hellam, PA – Kreutz Creek Library is now open to the public in its new building at 66 Walnut Springs Road in Hellam. The 8,800 square foot structure has been fully renovated into a library and is no longer recognizable as the former Hellam Township...

Governing Daily features the Braddock Carnegie Library, Andrew Carnegie’s first library. (Braddock Borough received $750,000 towards the $15 million dollar project). ...

5.19 Million in Keystone Grants Awarded  I am very pleased to announce on behalf of the Pennsylvania Department of Education that the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania will be awarding 18 municipalities in 15 counties with $5.19 million in Keystone grants to improve their local libraries.   The...

Keystone Pre-Application Workshop Matching amounts up to $750,000! Learn about Letter of Intent (due end of year) and more! Is your library planning a renovation or construction project which will improve service to your users? Learn about Keystone: register for an in-person workshop...

Attend a Keystone 2020 Pre-Application Workshop Is your library planning a renovation or construction project which will improve service to your users? The Pennsylvania Department of Education’s Office of Commonwealth Libraries administers the Keystone Grants for Public Library...

The Baldwin Public Library has received a Redevelopment Assistance Capital grant towards their new home. The Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program (RACP) is a Commonwealth grant program administered by the Office of the Budget for the acquisition and construction of regional...

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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....

These matching National Endowment for the Humanities Challenge grants may be used for endowments or construction or rennovation! Through these grants many organizations and institutions have been able to increase their humanities capacity and secure the permanent support of an endowment. The...