The Plans for State Aid for Public Libraries and Federated Systems report is now open. The Office of Commonwealth Libraries’ deadline for submitting/locking your report is Friday, December 1, 2023, at 4:00 PM. System administrators and/or district consultants may provide earlier deadlines for their review purposes.
The Plans for State Aid for Public Libraries and Federated Systems report can be found at LibPAS (Counting Opinions).
This year we have combined the plans for State Aid and plan for County Coordination Aid. If your library does not receive county coordination aid directly from the state as part of your state aid payment, then you will not have access to the county coordination aid plan section of the report.
Q&A sessions will be hosted at the times listed below. These sessions will be open to all. They are designed to allow us to answer any questions that you may have while filling out your plan. The sessions are optional for anyone to attend. We want to utilize this time to help those who are having trouble with any part of the report.
Q&A Session Times
- Thursday, November 2, 2023: 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
- Tuesday, November 7, 2023: 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
- Thursday, November 9, 2023: 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
- Tuesday, November 14, 2023: 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
- Thursday, November 16, 2023: 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
- Tuesday, November 28, 2023: 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Administration and Data Unit
The Bureau of Library Development (BLD) in the Office of Commonwealth Libraries supports libraries and library services for Pennsylvanians through the administration of state and federally funded programs and grant opportunities including LSTA (Library Services and Technology Act), Library Access, LAMP (Library of Accessible Media for Pennsylvanians), the Public Library Subsidy, and Keystone Grants for Public Library Facilities. BLD also provides advisory services, professional development, and continuing education for library staff and volunteer leadership at public, school, academic, and special libraries.
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