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June 19, 2019 Harrisburg, PA – Pennsylvania students ages 10-16 with an interest in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) can expand their learning through the State Library’s makerspace summer programs, which kick off today and run through mid-August. “The State...

June 7, 2019 Harrisburg, PA – Middle school teachers from the Carlisle Area School District kicked off their summer today by visiting the State Library’s Makerspace to experience the computer science and STEM-related activities the hands-on learning lab offers and to generate...

Due to pending renovations to the Forum Building, the State Library of Pennsylvania will close on June 1, 2019 and reopen on July 1, 2019 at its temporary Capitol Campus location at the Keystone Building.  We expect to be at this location for the next two (or more) years until...

Sarah Greene

I’m very excited to announce that Sarah Greene has accepted the position of Director, Bureau of State Library (BSL) with the Office of Commonwealth Libraries (OCL).  Sarah will join our leadership team late January 2019. Greene’s Career Sarah is well-qualified for this position....

Larry Nesbit

  I graduated from the University of Pittsburgh in August 1970 and began work at Mansfield University a few weeks later as the education librarian.  It was a perfect match for me because it permitted me to use my undergraduate and graduate backgrounds in education, as well...

    Pennsylvania Department of Education Office of Commonwealth Libraries Glenn Miller, Deputy Secretary & Commissioner for Libraries released: Wednesday, August 22, 2018     State Library of Pennsylvania Director As I said in an email to you earlier this...

Governor’s Advisory Council on Library Development The mission of the Governor’s Advisory Council on Library Development (GAC) is to formulate plans, recommend policy, and advocate for strong library services and initiatives that enable all Pennsylvanians to be inspired and...

Renovations of the Law/Government Documents Area of the State Library are Finished! The area is scheduled to reopen to the public for Law Day on May 1, 2018 at 9:30 am. Come and see our beautiful space that the Capitol Preservation Committee restored back to the original grandeur...

Checkout the latest episode of the PA LAunchPod podcast!  It features Iren Snavely, librarian for the Rare Book Collection at the State Library of Pennsylvania.  The podcast host is Tom Berman. Snavely discusses some of the challenges of balancing access and preservation, and...

Robert Burns

Celebrate Burns Day with the State Library! Rare Collections Open House and Guest Speakers from the Scottish Society of Central PA Where: State Library of Pennsylvania, Green Room and Rare Collections Rooms.  Ground Floor Forum Building, 607 South Drive, Harrisburg, PA When:...