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Teachers First offers a classroom planning calendar, free in-service materials and more.  This month their Update features Autism and Financial Literacy resources. ...

Susan McClellan with equipment

Millvale Community Library was recently selected as one of 20 recipients of the new Microsoft Limitless Library Fund. The Limitless Libraries grant is designed to enrich the learning experience at public or school libraries and foster Mixed Reality adoption in education. The grant...

Millersville University’s second annual celebration of Open Education Week will be held on March 4 to March 8, 2019. The webinars are free but registration is required.  You may find recordings on Millersville’s Open Education Week website.  Other years are also accessible. The...

The Public Relations and Marketing Committee of the Pennsylvania Library Association is pleased to offer a media toolkit to be used for celebrating National Library Week in April. The National Library Week 2019 toolkit is now available on the Pennsylvania Library Association’s...

FREE Everyone Can Create Guides provide instruction to help students develop and communicate ideas through drawing, photography, video, and music! The guides are targeted to students but would be helpful for adult instruction also. The Guides are also available at iTunesU (top...

David Lee King’s blog post, Chatbots and Libraries, offers great resources about chatbots!  One site claims you can build one for your Facebook page in ten minutes!  Consider how your library could use this! ...

Laying Out the Welcome Mat: Asset Mapping to Better Serve the Immigrant Community WebJunction Webinar: July 17   3:00pm-4:00pm   Register As of 2016, more than 43 million immigrants were living in the US, and that number is growing....

The National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM) is offering a FREE class: Health Statistics on the Web on August 24 at 2pm. This hands-on course focuses on the location, selection, and effective use of statistics relevant to health on the local, state, national, and international...

New classes from the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM): Click on the links next to the title for more information about each FREE class. May 29, 2018 Boost Box: Healthy Bodies, Healthy Minds [ https://nnlm.gov/boostbox/may2018 ] Jun 7, 2018 Beyond the SEA: LGBTQ Communities:...

Membership is FREE for the Pennsylvania Statewide Afterschool Youth Development Program. With or without membership you can access reources of interest to libraries, a natural afterschool site! A search of the site leads to many other resources, such as the  Summer Reading Teen...