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State Library of Pennsylvania hosts LGBT Center traveling exhibit: With Open Heart and Open Arms: LGBTQ Cuban Refugees and Our Community’s Response to the Mariel Boatlift About the exhibit From April through October 1980 approximately 125,000 refugees fled their homes in Cuba...

A patron shared her TikTok video about her recent trip to the library with her son. You may see it on the Altoona Area Public Library’s Facebook page! (scroll until you see “Thank you Janei…”) ...

Seneca Library District Participates in Free Summer Snack Program with Child Hunger Outreach Partners (CHOP) 1 in 6 Children each day go hungry in the United States of America. 1 in 6. In rural Northwest PA, many of the school districts cannot afford to continue serving free breakfast...

IMLS encourages innovative collaborations to advance preservation of, access to, and public engagement with digital collections and services that will strengthen community learning, foster civic cohesion, advance research, and enhance knowledge networks.  Learn about the Digital...

With Open Heart and Open Arms: LGBTQ Cuban Refugees and Our Community’s Response to the Mariel Boatlift About the exhibit: From April through October 1980 approximately 125,000 refugees fled their homes in Cuba and traveled by American ships and boats to Key West in the United...

Application for the PLA Digital Literacy Workshop Incentive, supported by AT&T, is open until June 10. ...

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WebJunction gathered reference questions asked by patrons.  Here are links to the categories: Reference | The Obvious | About the Librarian | Pickup Lines | 21st Century | Above and Beyond | The Mysterious | Classic Readers Advisory | Just Wow | Library of Things Had...

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May 11, 2022 Harrisburg, PA – The Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) today announced that Pennsylvania’s public electronic library, POWER Library, has acquired 350 new e-books for users to explore, bringing the total of available titles to approximately 20,000. “Through...

Read about Andrew Henley, the new director at the New Castle Public Library. ...

Greetings, Pennsylvania libraries!      As a valued library leader, you are invited to a special preview of the PDE Building Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging in the Neighborhood Roadmap on Tuesday, May 17, 2022, from 1-2 P.M.  Please save that date to join us for this important...