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The Capital Area Library District is partnering with WellSpan/Philhaven to provide a series of Mental Health First Aid Workshops (both Adult and Youth modules) in Dauphin County. See dates below. No registration fee 7.5 Continuing Education hours  What is this training and why...

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...

Visit the Connected Learning Alliance to access GitHub, a FREE Toolkit for Youth-Serving Library Professionals and Professionals-in-Training and other resources.  The toolkit is a set of free, customizable, and self-paced modules that will help with planning, developing and assessing...

Teen Reading Lounge

2019-21 TRL Application Announcement Pennsylvania Humanities Council (PHC) invites public libraries to apply to be part of a special two-year Teen Reading Lounge project with the goals of increasing participation of youth ages 12 -18 in quality humanities experiences and increasing...

Susan McClellan with equipment

Millvale Community Library was recently selected as one of 20 recipients of the new Microsoft Limitless Library Fund. The Limitless Libraries grant is designed to enrich the learning experience at public or school libraries and foster Mixed Reality adoption in education. The grant...

February 1st is the next deadline for grants offered by the American Honda Foundation. The grant range is from $20,000 to $75,000. The Foundation supports support youth education with a specific focus on STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) subjects in addition...

Hasbro will award BE FEARLESS BE KIND Grants of $500, $1,000, or $2,000 to nonprofit organizations and K-12 schools (public, private, and independent) in the United States. Grants will support youth-led community projects.  The deadline is October 31.  Learn more about the grants and...

Check out Coding for Kids, sponsored by DK and Rosen Publishing.  The webinar will be held January 31., 2017.       ...

Christine Kroger

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....

Learn about Digital Learning Day, to be held on February 23. According to the site, Digital Learning Day was started as a way to spread innovative practices and ensure that all youth have access to high-quality digital learning opportunities. ...