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What's New at PA Forward®

Covid Resource Library

We invite you to download and share the following COVID-19 communication materials.  Scroll down for a collection of our latest resources and be sure to check back regularly as we are continuously adding new materials. Use the filter feature to sort by resource language type. To request these resources as print materials, please use our […]

2021 National Library Week – April 4 to April 10

WELCOME TO YOUR LIBRARY! Libraries have been adapting to our changing world by expanding their resources and services. This National Library Week, April 4th through 10th, visit your library online or in person to learn how you can access technology, multimedia content and educational programs to help you be your best self.

2021 Information Literacy Summit

SAVE THE DATE: Wednesday, July 21, 2021 The PA Forward® Information Literacy Summit is an exciting program opportunity for anyone interested in information literacy.  PA Forward® defines Information Literacy as the ability to express, connect with,  and understand communication in numerous formats; to locate, evaluate, and use effectively and ethically resources of information; to distinguish […]

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.


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


Pennsylvania libraries have served more than 47 million visitors!


PA libraries have aided more than 302,000 jobseekers.

How can I support PA Libraries?