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National Voter Registration Day 2022

Register to vote in PA at: Am I registered to vote? Register online: http://vote.pa.gov/Register  Is my voter registration information up […]

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Unite Against Book Bans

Removing and banning books from public libraries is a slippery slope to government censorship and the erosion of our country’s […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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LIBRARIES MAKE AN IMPACT ON THEIR COMMUNITIES THROUGH LITERACY PROGRAMS

March 21, 2022

Pennsylvania Library Association recognizes libraries for PA Forward® Star achievements earned between September 30, 2021 and December 31, 2021 Mechanicsburg, PA (January 25, 2022) – The Pennsylvania Library Association just announced the 2021 fourth quarter PA Forward® Star Library awardees. More than 35 libraries from throughout the state earned their star status and are being […]

LIBRARIES MAKE AN IMPACT ON THEIR COMMUNITIES THROUGH LITERACY PROGRAMS

March 21, 2022

Pennsylvania Library Association recognizes libraries for PA Forward® Star achievements earned between July 1 and September 30, 2021 Mechanicsburg, PA (October 6, 2021) – The Pennsylvania Library Association just announced the 2021 third quarter PA Forward® Star Library awardees. More than 30 libraries from throughout the state earned their star status and are being recognized […]

LIBRARIES BEGIN TO PLAN FOR A RETURN TO REGULAR PROGRAMMING

March 21, 2022

Pennsylvania Library Association recognizes libraries for PA Forward® Star achievements earned between April 1 and June 30, 2021 Mechanicsburg, PA (July 8, 2021) – The Pennsylvania Library Association just announced the 2021 second quarter PA Forward® Star Library awardees. More than 30 libraries from throughout the state earned their star status and are being recognized […]

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 […]