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