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The American Library Association, with the support of Google.org, is launching an initiative to identify and scale successful entrepreneurship programs in public libraries across the US and create learning resources for any library to support entrepreneurs in its community. Awards...

Over $100 million federal dollars go to libraries each year, with distribution to states based on population.  The Census results will affect at least $1 Billion of library funding over the next decade.  Access this ALA report or go directly to the Counting for Dollars site. What...

October is National Bullying Prevention Awareness Month. Prevention approaches and intervention, laws and policies, infographics and other resources are available at stopbullying.gov .     ...

WebJunction’s free, online course catalog has 55 self-paced courses on library topics, as well as over 260 curated webinar recordings ready and available when you are. AND WebJunction courses and webinars provide CE Hours for library staff in PA libraries!  Explore the catalog...

Nature Backpack

Themed backpacks used to explore and learn about the many forms of nature in backyards and the region’s green spaces Pittsburgh (May 28, 2019) – The Allegheny County Library Association, Allegheny County Parks, Allegheny Land Trust and Western Pennsylvania Conservancy are...

Registration is OPEN 2019 National Training Program (NTP) Workshops REGISTER NOW Registration for the 2019 Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) National Training Program (NTP) workshops is open. To help you plan, the cities and dates for the workshops are listed below....

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...