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Pennsylvania Library Association recognizes libraries for PA ForwardTM Star achievements earned between October 1 and December 15, 2019 Mechanicsburg, PA (January 1, 2020) – The Pennsylvania Library Association just announced the 2019 fourth quarter PAForwardTM Star Library awardees....

Pennsylvania Library Association recognizes libraries for PA ForwardTM Star achievementsearned between July 1 and September 30, 2019 Mechanicsburg, PA (October 7, 2019) – The Pennsylvania Library Association just announced the 2019 second quarter PA ForwardTM Star Library awardees....

Pennsylvania Library Association recognizes libraries for PA ForwardTM Star achievements earned between April 1 and June 30, 2019 Mechanicsburg, PA (July 22, 2019) – The Pennsylvania Library Association just announced the 2019 second quarter PA ForwardTM Star Library awardees....

More than 40 libraries reached PA Forward Star Library status July 1 to September 30, 2018 Mechanicsburg, PA (October 4, 2018) – “Libraries throughout Pennsylvania continue highlighting that they are more than book repositories, earning stars along the way and underscoring...

Mechanicsburg, PA (April 9, 2018) – Libraries continue to be strong community resources, demonstrating the power of literacy in action. During the 2018 National Library Week celebration, the Pennsylvania Library Association is thanking libraries throughout the commonwealth for...

Five Pennsylvania libraries have been named Star Libraries by Library Journal:  Baden Memorial, Cory, Chester County, Lancaster System  and the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh. Learn more about the LJ Index of Public Library Service.  The index rates U.S. public libraries based...

PA Forward Star Library Program continuing to help libraries meet needs of local communities Mechanicsburg, PA (July 10, 2017) – A program conceived to enhance staff training and support libraries in their efforts to provide patrons with opportunities that yield investments in...

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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....

Four Pennsylvania Libraries have been named Star Libraries by Library Journal for 2016:  Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, Corry Public Library, Lancaster Library System and  North Wales Area Library. Read more. ...

Submitted by:  Joann Eichenlaub, Assistant Director, Roger and Peggy Madigan Library, Pennsylvania College of Technology, Williamsport, PA and 2015 Graduate of PALS (PaLA Academy of Leadership Studies)   The PALS Branding Team Mission Anne Bramblett, Melissa Foltz, Elizabeth...