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The Lackawanna County Library System’s bookmobile was highlighted in this Times-Tribune article. The bookmobile visits public housing complexes, senior apartments and daycare centers. ...

Schools and Libraries Divisions of the Universal Service Administrative Company (USAC), which administers the E-rate program, announced that it will extend the current form 471 filing window through May 26.  Learn more and discover resources, such as libraryerate. Access recorded...

PHILADELPHIA, April 13, 2016—The Free Library of Philadelphia is honored to have been awarded an Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) National Leadership Grant to support the implementation of The Paschalville Partnership: Transforming Library Services to the Job Seeker...

Read about health literacy and resources from this National Library of Medicine post.   The National Library of Medicine’s health literacy resources span a spectrum for health literacy practitioners, researchers, and consumers. Contact Your MAR Liaison if you want to learn...

Ashley Flynn

  by Ashley Flynn, Library Director at Highland Community Library, Currently reading: Reading Lolita in Tehran by Azar Nafisi   Good leadership is critical to the long term success of any organization, including libraries. PaLA and the Office of Commonwealth Libraries...

County Commissioner Association of PA

How can the County Commissioners Association of Pennsylvania help your library? Read on to find out more about our partner, their involvement in literacy, and how we can work with them to promote civic and social literacy. Our Partner:  The County Commissioners Association of...

Kathy Silks, Program Manager for PA Forward/Pennsylvania Libraries  and Rob Lesher, Executive Director of the Dauphin County Library System were interviewed on WITF’s Smart Talk on April 13.  WITF used the theme “Libraries Transform, ” during National Library...

Caitlyn Boland

  by Caitlyn Boland, Assistant Director at the Butler Area Public Library Established in 1956, Foundation Center is the leading source of information about philanthropy worldwide. Through data, analysis, and training, it connects people who want to change the world to the...

May 13 is the deadline to apply for professional development grant events to be held from June 1 through September 30. (This time period has been extended from the original period that went through the end of August). PLEASE note that the application form has been changed from...