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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 […]

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Pennsylvania Library Association

Pennsylvania Library Association 2021 Conference & Expo – Welcome, Neighbor! The Pennsylvania Library Association (PaLA) is the oldest professional library […]

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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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PA Library Association Partners With PA Insurance Department to Promote Consumer Protection, Awareness, Education and Outreach Through PA Forward® Initiative

May 1, 2017

York, PA (May 1, 2017) – Standing in the Martin Library in York County, PA Library Association (PaLA) President Carrie Turner joined state officials and community members to highlight how libraries continue to meet the needs of their local communities. The morning event, hosted by the York County Libraries, put a spotlight on a new partnership between the PA Library Association and the PA Insurance Department through the PA Forward program.

Counties Throughout Pennsylvania Celebrated Libraries During National Library Week

April 28, 2017

Mechanicsburg, PA (April 28, 2017) – With a goal of highlighting the value libraries add to communities daily, the PA Library Association undertook a task of asking all 67 counties in Pennsylvania to officially observe and recognize April 9-15, 2017 as National Library Week. Sponsored by the American Library Association, the designation is designed to celebrate the contributions of libraries and library workers around the country and is used to encourage library use and support.

Recipes to Success Equates to Literacies in Action

April 3, 2017

Mechanicsburg, PA (March 30, 2017) – Over the course of history, libraries have transformed beyond the bricks and mortar structures traditionally envisioned when thinking of them. In order to help library patrons further connect with all libraries have to offer in current society, the Pennsylvania Library Association developed and released the “Literacies in Action Guide.”

Statewide Program Shines Bright as Libraries Throughout PA Gain Star Status

April 3, 2017

Mechanicsburg, PA (April 3, 2017) – Earlier this year, the Pennsylvania Library Association (PaLA) kicked off a statewide launch of the Star Library Program. Roughly two dozen libraries recently received their stars and are now officially recognized as PA Forward Star Libraries.

PA Forward® Today Newsletter Now Available

March 1, 2017

This partner outreach newsletter was designed to keep PA Forward’s valued partners informed about the work of the PA Library Association and next steps with PA Forward. Check it out!

Pennsylvania Library Association Kicks Off New Year With Launch of Statewide “star Library” Program

January 3, 2017

PA Forward initiative connects residents with library programming; tells story of what libraries bring to local communities

PA Libraries Elevating to ‘Star Level’ Status with Launch of Statewide Initiative

October 20, 2016

Program works to increase institutional capacity for continued community engagement; Creates opportunities for access for residents

Pennsylvania Library Association Unveils New Statewide Initiative

February 13, 2012

(Mechanicsburg, PA) – During an event at the Capitol, The Pennsylvania Library Association (PaLA) unveiled a new statewide initiative called PA Forward | Pennsylvania Libraries. “Today, we change the way we talk about libraries,” said Debbie Malone, PaLA president. “For the last three years, the brightest minds from Pennsylvania’s public, academic, and school libraries have been working together on this initiative. PA Forward will position libraries in a new and more compelling way to advocate for their future.”