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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...

The Whitehall Public Library is offering themed teacher subscription bundles! Are you interested in School-Public Library Partnerships? Check out some resources below: The AASL/ALSC/YALSA Interdivisional Committee on School/Public Library Cooperation:  Public Library & School...

Pennsylvania libraries, especially those in rural areas, may want to share the ebook link with rural community leaders or request a print copy to add to the library collection of the new title Investing in Rural Prosperity, published by the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis. The...

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Celebrate Pennsylvania’s libraries with author Bernadette Lear, Librarian at the Pennsylvania State University, as she discusses the history of libraries in her newest book, “Made Free and Thrown Open to the Public: Community Libraries in Pennsylvania from the Colonial...

Deadline: July 15, 2020 (Submissions close at 11:59 p.m. EDT.) The Jerry Kline Community Impact Prize, developed in partnership between the Gerald M. Kline Family Foundation and Library Journal, was created in 2019 to recognize the public library as a vital community asset. When...

Oil Creek and Seneca Library Districts have entered into a Reciprocal Lending Agreement (RLA) through OverDrive – the first of its kind in Pennsylvania. The RLA allows patrons to use both District’s OverDrive collections with just their home library card. “Access is a...

Pottstown Regional Pubic Library is proud to announce it has been selected as a beneficiary of the GIANT Bags 4-My-Cause Program for the month of November 2019.  Read about it! Learn more about Bags4MyCause. ...

October, 2019, Erie, Pennsylvania, USA – Public libraries in Northwest Pennsylvania strengthen collaboration efforts. A new regional collaboration: SNOE Library District, the first of its kind in Pennsylvania, will move our public libraries forward into the future. The partnership...

HARRISBURG, PA, October 1, 2019 – The Keystone Initiative for Network-Based Education and Research (KINBER) today announced that its President and CEO, Gwendolyn “Wendy” Huntoon, is stepping down as president and CEO effective Oct. 31. Ms. Huntoon will continue to...