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The Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE), Office of Commonwealth Libraries is working with QualityMetrics Inc. on a new Five-Year Plan as required by the Institute of Museum and Library Services. The plan will guide all the work of Office of Commonwealth Libraries for 2023-2027...

The Red Land Library will host a fly-in by Vietnam War veteran, Richard “Buck” Buchanan, who was a helicopter pilot during the Vietnam war.  It will be held on May 14.  The library connected with the Liberty War Birds for the program. Learn more! —-  note: ...

Kreutz Creek Library Susan Nenstiel Cuts Ribbon

HELLAM, PA – York County Libraries President Robert F. Lambert and local dignitaries addressed the crowd gathered during a ribbon-cutting ceremony for Kreutz Creek Library in Hellam Monday. Speakers included “Imagine. Discover. Connect.” Capital Campaign Co-Chairs Lynda Randall...

April 13, 2022 Message from:  Heather Sharpe, Director, Bureau of Library Development As I’m sure many of you know, Beth Bisbano recently retired from the Office of Commonwealth Libraries (OCL). Beth was essential to the work of OCL as the State Data Coordinator (SDC) and Library...

Rare Collections Virtual Series: Benjamin Franklin’s Pen and Press Date:  April 27, 2022 Time: Noon – 1 PM The State Library of Pennsylvania is showcasing items from Rare Collections with a series of virtual programs that highlight rare and unique books. Join State Library...

Virtual Author Talk: Ashley Nicole Walkowiak Date: April 20, 2022 Time: Noon – 1 PM Ashley Nichole discusses her book of poetry and photographs, Found. Still lost. Join her for a poetry reading and practical discussion on living with the weight of our life experiences. About the...

Sue Banks

Message from:  Mary Garm, Chair Governor’s Advisory Council on Library Development:   The Governor’s Advisory Council on Library Development (GAC) is pleased to announce that Susan Banks has been appointed to the position of Deputy Secretary of Education, Commissioner...

The FCC has announced that a very short 3rd application window for the Emergency Connectivity Fund (ECF) will be open from April 28 – May 13, 2022 during which time schools and libraries can submit applications for purchases that will be made between July 1, 2022 – December...

Philanthropy News Digest announced that Colocation America is inviting applications for its STEM Innovation Grant, which will award grants of up to $7,500 in support of programs that inspire and encourage Pre-K-12 students to pursue their interest and curiosity in STEM. Letters...

Cumberland County Library System’s STAR – Service to Adult Readers Mechanicsburg, Pa – Since 1987, the Cumberland County Library System has been providing a unique service to its homebound residents. The STAR – Service to Adult Readers – program involves volunteers, homebound...