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NASA has created a special 4-week program that can be used in libraries across the country.   If the library does not have room or time for this program, children may participate at home.  Access the flyer with listed activities.  NASA was inundated with requests (especially...

The Curwensville Branch Library held a Name that Tune event to close out their summer program.   ...

Learning does not end when school lets out; neither does the need for good nutrition.  YOUR LIBRARY CAN HELP!   Become a site or a sponsor for the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP).  This year’s application deadline is June 15. Learn more here! Engage your community–Engage...

These WebJunction resources can help you strengthen your library and services to the community, explore them today! Hunger and Libraries: Snacks, Backpacks and More: Autumn is an excellent time of year to highlight ways libraries are fighting hunger in their communities, and October...

  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...

CoderDojo shares resources on learning to code, from programming concepts to online tutorials and more! ...

Young Adult Library Services (YALSA) has posted Adopting a Summer Learning Approach for Increased Impact: a YALSA Position Paper.  The post discusses the summer slide and offers statistics as well as a proposed solution. ...

In 2016, the State Library of Pennsylvania has been accepted to partner with public libraries to become part of the MakerEd Corps! Program resources and information will be shared with libraries across the state that wish to participate in STEM programming for the summer of 2016! In...

Read about grants from the Wallace Foundation, which funds school leadership, after school, summer and extended learning time, arts education and audience development for the arts. ...

The Wallace Foundation is a “national philanthropy that seeks to improve learning and enrichment for disadvantaged children and foster the vitality of the arts for everyone. The foundation has an unusual approach: funding projects to test innovative ideas for solving important...