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What's New at PA Forward®

2022 Pa Forward® Adult Programming Awards

The Pennsylvania Library Association (PaLA) launched the Pa Forward® initiative in 2012.  The Pa Forward® initiative strives to move Pennsylvania forward through the programming which our libraries carry out in five specific literacy areas: basic, information, civic & social, health, financial. The Pa Forward®  Literacies Team proposed the creation of a new award to recognize […]

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Pa Forward(R) Launches Virtual Programming Library

Pa Forward(R) is excited to announce the launch of a virtual programming library.  Watch high quality library programming brought to you from libraries through out the Commonwealth.  It can be found at the initiative’s Niche Academy site: Pa Forward(R) Niche Academy!    

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Pa Forward(R) Partner Department of Aging Announcement

PACE Program expands its low-cost medication program for seniors Income limits for the PACE Program have expanded by $6,000, meaning more seniors in Pennsylvania are now eligible.  The PACE Program, administered by the Pennsylvania Department Aging, assists qualified state residents who are 65 years of age or older in paying for their prescription medications.  PACE […]

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What is PA Forward®

If knowledge is power, Pennsylvania’s libraries have always been central suppliers of power in our communities. Now we have an opportunity to power a new level of knowledge across our Commonwealth.

As our state and nation struggle with economic shifts, some permanent, we all ask, “How will Pennsylvania build a better future, one of job growth, opportunity, and community vitality?”

PA Forward® is a literacy initiative of the Pennsylvania Library Association. Our services support state libraries so they are ideally positioned to become the community centers of information, technology, and learning that will fuel educational and economic opportunity for all of our citizens.

The VALUE of Pennsylvania's Libraries is FAR-REACHING and UNDENIABLE.

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This is the number of programs for children, parents, entrepreneurs, senior citizens, and students that PA libraries have implemented.

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Pennsylvania libraries have served more than 47 million visitors!

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PA libraries have aided more than 302,000 jobseekers.

How can I support PA Libraries?