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Covid Resource Library

We invite you to download and share the following COVID-19 communication materials.  Scroll down for a collection of our latest […]

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2021 Information Literacy Summit

2021 Information Literacy Summit

Registration for the 2021 PA Forward Information Literacy Summit is now open! The Summit will be completely virtual this year. […]

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Tales and Tails and Health

The Pennsylvania Library Association’s PA Forward® initiative is happy to announce a partnership with the National Network of Libraries of […]

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PA Savings Pledge

Pledging to Make Savers Winners!

The many different ways/benefits of encouraging great savings among all Pennsylvania families just got better! PA Treasury continually looks for […]

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WELCOME TO YOUR LIBRARY! PENNSYLVANIA LIBRARIES CELEBRATE NATIONAL LIBRARY WEEK

May 18, 2021

Pennsylvania Library Association also recognizes libraries for PA Forward® Star achievements earned between December 16, 2020 and March 31, 2021 Mechanicsburg, PA (April 2, 2021) – April 4-10, 2021 is National Library Week, a time to highlight the essential role libraries, librarians and library workers play in transforming lives and strengthening communities. The theme for […]

Pennsylvania libraries rise to the challenges this fall and continue to increase literacy in their communities.

January 8, 2021

NEWS RELEASE For Immediate Release CONTACT: Rob Lesher, PAForward® Project Manager, 717-766-7663 or rob@palibraries.org PENNSYLVANIA LIBRARIES RISE TO THE CHALLENGES THIS FALL AND CONTINUE TO INCREASE LITERACY IN THEIR COMMUNITIES Pennsylvania Library Association recognizes libraries for PA Forward® Star achievements earned between October 1, 2020 and December 31, 2020 Mechanicsburg, PA (January 8, 2021) – […]

Pa Library Association Recognizes the 2020 New Librarian

October 8, 2020

NEWS RELEASE For Immediate Release CONTACT: Christi Buker, PA Library Association Executive Director 717-766-7663 or christi@palibraries.org   Julie Miller of the Warren Public Library named New Librarian of the Year Mechanicsburg, PA (October 8, 2020) – Each year, the Pennsylvania Library Association (PaLA) honors the service of their members, as well as those community volunteers, who […]

Pa Library Association Recognizes the 2020 Trustee of the Year

October 1, 2020

NEWS RELEASE For Immediate Release CONTACT: Christi Buker, PA Library Association Executive Director 717-766-7663 or christi@palibraries.org   Louis Labar of the Wayne County Public Library named Trustee of the Year Mechanicsburg, PA (October 1, 2020) – Each year, the Pennsylvania Library Association (PaLA) honors the service of their members, as well as those community volunteers, who […]

Pa Library Association Recognizes 3 Members With 2020 Certificates of Merits

September 24, 2020

NEWS RELEASE For Immediate Release CONTACT: Christi Buker, PA Library Association Executive Director 717-766-7663 or christi@palibraries.org   Joann Eichenlaub and June Houghtaling of Williamsport and Marissa Guidara of Reading Mechanicsburg, PA (September 24, 2020) – Each year, the Pennsylvania Library Association (PaLA) honors the service of their members, as well as those community volunteers, who go […]

Cambria County Library Featured on National American Library Association Program

July 27, 2020

NEWS RELEASE For Immediate Release Fri., 7/27/2020 CONTACT: Christi Buker, PA Library Association Executive Director 717-766-7663 or christi@palibraries.org   Mechanicsburg, PA – On Monday, July 27, American Library Association (ALA) President Julius C. Jefferson, Jr., will kick off a 12-stop virtual tour to spotlight how libraries of all kinds across the country are addressing the needs […]

Pennsylvania Libraries Continue to Make Achievements and Provide Service Even When Their Buildings Can Not Be Open to the Public

April 16, 2020

Pennsylvania Library Association recognizes libraries for PA Forward® Star achievements earned between December 16, 2019 and March 31, 2020 Mechanicsburg, PA (April 16, 2020) – The Pennsylvania Library Association just announced the 2020 First quarter PAForward® Star Library awardees.    As directed by Governor Wolf, public library buildings are closed, but libraries throughout the commonwealth […]

CFPB Signs On as Latest PA Forward® Partner Organization

September 3, 2019

CFPB offers free resources and materials through state’s libraries, Signs on as statewide PA Forward Partner

Libraries Blazing Star-Aligned Trails Throughout Pennsylvania

July 22, 2019

Pennsylvania Library Association recognizes libraries for PA ForwardTM Star achievements earned between April 1 and June 30, 2019

Keep Your Library’s Gold Star Shining: Next Steps for Pennsylvania Library

April 22, 2019

Gold stars achieved by December 31, 2019 valid for three years; Gold stars achieved after January 1, 2020 are valid for one year