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Public Library Association seeks stories on courage, offering winners up to $1,000 and the opportunity to be published in Short Story Dispensers worldwide (CHICAGO) – Sept. 25, 2018 – America’s libraries are home to countless volumes and voices...

book week

(Carlisle, PA) The Bosler Memorial Library and Friends of Bosler Memorial Library biennial Celebrate the Book Week Festival is coming soon! Starting Friday, October 19 with Wine and Words and ending Saturday, October 27 with Young Adult Day there is something for everyone during...

Once Upon a Time

The Come Write In program provides free resources to libraries, community centers, and local bookstores to build writing havens in their communities. Each November, writers congregate at Come Write In spaces to pursue their creative dreams and write the first draft of their novel. Come...

By Elizabeth Hess It appears that we can no longer consider self-publishing a mere trend, if recent statistics are any indication! In 2014, Publisher’s Weekly reported on a study that found “self-published books now represent 31% of e-book sales on Amazon’s Kindle Store”...

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Submitted by Mina C. Edmondson, District Consultant, York County York County Libraries was recently named a Project Outcome Early Adopter. In the winter of 2016 York County Libraries conducted surveys of the parents and caregivers who attend Early Childhood Literacy Services and...