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The American Honda Foundation offers grants for youth education, specifically in the areas of science, technology, engineering, mathematics, the environment, job training and literacy.  The next deadline is May 1, for returning organizations, and August 1 for new applicants.  Learn...

November, 2016 – The Library System of Lancaster County has officially launched a new partnership with Lancaster-based make717 Innovation Center resources.   The launch event took place on October 21 at the make717 Innovation Center located at the Branch Campus of Thaddeus Stevens...

Lori Friedgen-Veitch

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....

Public libraries are invited to apply for NASA@ My Library, a STEM education initiative that will increase and enhance STEM learning opportunities for library patrons throughout the nation, including geographic areas and populations currently underserved in STEM education. The project...

Christine Kroger

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....

Pennsylvania library workers and library trustees are invited to apply for professional development grants! Access the application. Up to $1200 is available for training that addresses any of the following topics Accessible website development and technology Computer  or technology...

The US Department of Education’s Office of Educational Technology released Guiding Principles for Use of Technology with Early Learner.  Four guiding principles are presented along with references to various educational guides and resources. Highlighted are:  how to determine...

Dates below have been revised from previously published dates.  The revised dates are underlined. Pennsylvania library workers and library trustees are invited to apply for professional development grants! Up to $1200 is available for training that addresses any of the following...

The Oil Creek District is offering a workshop on September 23rd! The workshop is free to libraries in the Oil Creek District and $10 for those outside the district.  Access the flier and registration information. Title: The Joy of Tinkering Location: Redbank Valley Public Library,...

  This summer a number of local middle school students have been spending their Wednesday mornings in the State Library of Pennsylvania Makerspace! They have solved criminal cases, measured the trajectory of blood spatter, and assembled a skeleton (all “virtually,” of...