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The Dollar General Literacy Foundation is accepting applications for Youth Literacy Program grants.  The deadline is May 21.  Learn more. ...

Provide opportunities for the girls in your community and offer a Girls Who Code Club! Girls Who Code Clubs are FREE after-school programs for 3rd-12th grade girls, run by community leaders, teachers, librarians, and parents.  Many facilitators have no technical experience...

WebJunction’s free, online course catalog has 55 self-paced courses on library topics, as well as over 260 curated webinar recordings ready and available when you are. AND WebJunction courses and webinars provide CE Hours for library staff in PA libraries!  Explore the catalog...

I’m pleased to share this invitation to join the Office of Commonwealth Libraries (OCL) as our new Library Development Advisor for School-Age Services. This is a new position for the Bureau of Library Development (BLD).  Under Sue Banks’ leadership as the new BLD Director,...

Wee Build is for libraries that do not have the space or storage necessary to be eligible for the Block Party program and for libraries with the Block Party materials who would like the Wee Build materials to use for outreach and use by infants and toddlers.  It consists of 20...

Great Stories Club Grants on Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation Learn  about the American Library Association’s Great Stories Club series on Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation (TRHT), a thematic reading and discussion program that engages underserved teens...

The Office of Commonwealth Libraries in partnership with the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), is developing a state-wide version of the Institute for Museum and Library Services funded Future Ready with the Library (FRwtL) project. In Pennsylvania the program will...

Paula Gilbert

The Martin Library Honors Committee has announced its selection of Paula Gilbert as its Spring 2019 Martin Honors honoree.  They will recognize Gilbert for her outstanding service to children, libraries, and the community on Sunday, April 28 at 2 p.m. The public is invited to...

POWER-Teens

POWER Teens Website Now Available for Comment Designed with middle school teens in mind, POWER Teens is a mobile-friendly website featuring the POWER resources for teen users. Based on the feedback from the library community, the POWER Teens site does not promote grade levels or...

A collection of ALA e-books are now available in the EBSCO E-Books e-resource for Pennsylvania library staff.  The e-books cover topics from storytimes, designing space, children’s literature, serving those with special needs, serving teens, intellectual freedom, and more. ...