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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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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

Pennsylvania Library Association Celebrates National Library Week by Honoring PA Forward® Star Libraries

April 8, 2019

Annual observance reminds everyone what libraries provide communities; Star Library Awards announced, recognizing achievements earned Dec. 16, 2018 through March 31, 2019

Libraries Throughout Pennsylvania Wrap Up 2018 With PA Forward® Star Library Awards

December 19, 2018

Some 30 libraries obtain Bronze, Silver or Gold PA Forward Stars between October 1 and December 15, 2018

PA Libraries Awarded Stars, State Association Recognizes Programs and Resources as Community Investments

October 4, 2018

More than 40 libraries reached PA Forward Star Library status July 1 to September 30, 2018

Ten PA Libraries Attain PA Forward® Gold Star Status; Programs Make Positive Impacts on Citizens, Communities

July 18, 2018

Some 50 libraries recognized in statewide program for achievements gained between April 1 and June 30, 2018

Prevent Suicide PA and PA Library Association Collaborate to Promote Awareness

May 17, 2018

Suicide prevention and awareness programs will be available at libraries; Demonstrates importance of health literacy and impacts for communities

Alzheimer’s Assoc. Signs on With PA Forward®

February 14, 2018

Erie, PA (Feb. 14, 2018) – As the world’s leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer’s care, support and research, the Alzheimer’s Association is committed to raising awareness of this fatal brain disease. In partnership with the Pennsylvania Library Association (PaLA) the Alzheimer’s Association staff will provide educational programs and resources to the community at libraries throughout Pennsylvania.

PA Forward® Star Library Program Celebrates One-year Anniversary

October 20, 2017

LIBRARIES CONTINUE OFFERING PROGRAMS THAT ENRICH PATRONS’ LIVES