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As part of the REALM project’s research, Battelle has conducted three natural attenuation studies to provide information on how long the virus may survive on materials common to archives, libraries, and museums.   Access WebJunction to learn the results! ...

There are many questions in the library community about safety when handling circulating materials and library collections in general. Sign up for this webinar for guidance on this topic and to address your concerns. Webinar: Mitigating COVID-19 When Managing Paper-Based, Circulating,...

MEMO TO:  Public Library Directors; District Library Administrators and Consultants; System Administrators; Governor’s Advisory Council on Library Development; Office of Commonwealth Libraries Staff cc: Statewide library email distribution lists at 4:00 pm on March 23, 2020 FROM:...

Albrecht Multi District

The North Central Library District hosted the Challenging Patron Workshop: Library Safety, Security, and Service at the Moment of Truth on August 23, 2019, at Pennsylvania College of Technology’s Thompson Development Center in Williamsport. The workshop drew 60 library directors...

  Spend the day with Dr. Steve Albrecht, one of the nation’s leading experts on library safety and security and author of Library Security: Better Communication, Safer Facilities. This multi district workshop, The Challenging Patron Workshop: Library Security, Safety and...

The State Farm Neighborhood Assist® program awards $25,000 grants to 40 nonprofit organizations to help fund neighborhood projects involved in Education, Safety, and Community Development. They are accepting 2,000 submissions starting June 5th. Learn more. ...

Benson Memorial Library will host a Women’s Safety Program.  Read more about this March 7 event in the the Titusville Herald. ...

FM Global Fire Prevention Grant Program Grants are offered for Pre-Incident Planning (computer software programs, laptops), Fire Prevention Education/Training (community outreach initiatives, workshops, publications), and Arson Prevention/Fire Investigation (juvenile fire...

Street Outreach Program The Administration for Children and Families (ACF) within the US Department of Health and Human Services  announces the availability of funds under the Street Outreach Program (SOP). SOPs work to increase young people’s personal safety, social and emotional...

The Lowe’s Charitable and Educational Foundation is offering grants to nonprofit organizations and local municipalities.  The foundation’s Community Partners Grant Program funds building renovations and upgrades, grounds improvements, technology upgrades and safety improvements....