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North Wales Area Public Library Awarded 2023 Best PA Forward(R) Adult Literacy Program

Human Library named 2023 Best PA Forward(R) Adult Literacy Program! North Wales Area Public Library was recognized by the municipalities […]

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2023 PA Forward® Adult Programming Awards Announced

2023 PA Forward® Adult Programming Awards Basic Literacy A Story to Tell Memorial Library of Nazareth and Vicinity Information Literacy […]

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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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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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PA Forward® Star Library Program Celebrates One-year Anniversary

July 10, 2017

PA Forward Star Library Program continuing to help libraries meet needs of local communities

PA Forward® Today – Partner Newsletter – June edition

June 1, 2017

PA Forward Today! – A newsletter for and about our partners!

First National Bank Sponsors 2017 PA Forward® Financial Literacy Summit

May 30, 2017

Sustaining partner lends support to financial literacy outreach for libraries

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