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What's New at PA Forward®

Keystone Scholars and the PA Library Association

The PAForward™ Program of the Pennsylvania Library Association through its ongoing partnership with the Pennsylvania Treasury Department’s Keystone Scholars program encourages local libraries to engage families in their communities to save for their child’s higher education. Starting in January 2019, all babies born to PA families have been eligible for a $100 investment from PA […]

Pennsylvania Library Association

Pennsylvania Library Association 2021 Conference & Expo – Welcome, Neighbor! The Pennsylvania Library Association (PaLA) is the oldest professional library organization serving all types of libraries throughout the Commonwealth. Each year, the PaLA Conference provides the library community with a variety of continuing education, supplier resources and networking opportunities.   This year’s conference theme, “Welcome, Neighbor!” pays […]

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 […]

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?