What's New at PA Forward®

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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Our Mission

PA Forward® will benefit Pennsylvania's LIBRARIES and all the PENNSYLVANIANS who use them by:

  • Making library services available for all Pennsylvania citizens
  • Strengthening state-supported library services and leveraging greater local and private support
  • Having an integrated library system that will not only lower local costs, but improve resource-sharing for citizens
  • Providing more databases at a lower cost and a better statewide delivery system
  • Bolstering the recognized link between library service and workforce development
  • Raising the profile and importance of libraries and librarians
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PA Forward® promotes and benefits all libraries. For academic libraries, the campaign strengthens the public’s perception that academic institutions provide great benefits to their local communities by sharing resources and services with the community as well as students and faculty. For school libraries, PA Forward® reinforces what experience tells us – that students in schools with strong libraries learn more, get better grades, and achieve higher test scores than their peers without libraries.

For public libraries, PA Forward® positions them as essential to a growing customer base of private and municipal organizations and individuals. It also showcases them as high-quality early learning providers which ultimately saves taxpayer dollars otherwise needed for remedial programs.