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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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Advisory Board

Early on, the Pennsylvania Library Association consulted with several influential community leaders from across the state. Serving as the PA Forward Advisory Board, each of of these individuals provided strategic guidance, resource connections, and a passion for advocacy to support PA Forward’s mission - strengthening libraries and building Pennsylvania’s literacy levels. While this group has been disbanded as its purpose has been fulfilled, we sincerely thank each of the individuals listed below for their support and guidance as PA Forward began.

Partners & Supporters

Financial support from organizational partners, libraries and library systems, and individual donors continues to help PA Forward help libraries further their work in their local communities.

The below listing highlights some of the organizations and individuals who have made financial contributions to PA Forward over the years. For anyone looking to make a donation to PA Forward, visit click here.

Financial Supporters

Abington Community Library
Adams County Library System
Stacey Aldrich
Allegheny County Library Association
Altoona Area Public Library
Ann Snowman
Associated College Libraries of Central Pennsylvania (ACLCP)
Association of Pennsylvania Public Library Systems (APPLS)
David Belanger
B F Jones Memorial Library
Berks County Public Libraries
Bethlehem Branch, American Association of University Women
Blair County Library System
Bradford County Library
Brandi Hunter-Davenport
Dana Brigandi
Bucks County Free Library
Cambria County Library
Cambria Library Association
Dr. Thomas P. Carey
Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh
Sara Jane Cate
Jessica Church
Carrie Haverman Cleary
Charlotte Droll
Chester County Library
Paula Collins
Melissa Correll
Coyle Free Library
Bernice Crouse
Cumberland County Library System
Jonelle Darr
Dauphin County Library System
Delaware County Library System
Amy Fox
Franklin County Library System
Free Library of Philadelphia
Harvey Freedenberg, Esq.
Friends of the Erie County Public Library
Friends of the Glenside Free Library
Friends of the New Castle Public Library
Friends of Upper Merion Township Library
Mary Garm
Karen Gartner
Timothy Genetti
Paula Gilbert
Grove Family Library
Herr Memorial Library
June L. Houghtaling
Alexia Hudson-Ward
Indiana Free Library
Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS)
Marilynn R. Kanenson
John D. Killian
Kelli S. Knapp
Jennifer S. Knisely
Lackawanna County Library System
Lehigh Valley Chapter, Pennsylvania Library Association
Dennis P. Leeper
Sandy Longo
The Library Foundation of Delaware County
Library System of Lancaster County
Lilian S. Besore Memorial Library
Luzerne County Library System
Lycoming County Library System
Allison Mackley
Debbie Malone
Martin Library Association
Michelle McIntyre
Thomas L. Mehaffie III
Glenn Miller
Evelyn Minick & Elliot Shelkrot
Christine Mummert
Deborah Nifong
North Pocono Public Library
Northampton Area Public Library
Partnership of Packer, Oesterling & Smith (PPO&S)
Pennsylvania Citizens for Better Libraries (PCBL)
Pennsylvania School Librarians Association (PSLA)
Pennsylvania State University Libraries
Mary Lou Repsher
Melissa Rowse
Salem Public Library
David Gilbert Schappert
Schlow Centre Region Library
Lisa Scottoline
Scranton Public Library
Bruce Senft
Kathy Silks
Snyder County Libraries
Somerset County Federated Library System
Southwest Chapter, Pennsylvania Library Association
Morton Spector
Denise Sticha
Janis Stubbs
Alicia Stine
Temple University
Melinda Tanner
Carrie Turner
Union County Library System
Washington Library District
Wayne Library Alliance
West End Library
Leslie Wishard
Ed Wolf
Christine Wnuk
York County Library System

Partner Organizations

COMCAST
GIANT FOOD STORES
KINBER (Keystone Initiative forNetwork Based Education and Research)
NETWORK OF THE NATIONAL LIBRARY OF MEDICINE
PENNSYLVANIA CABLE NETWORK
PENNSYLVANIA HUMANITIES COUNCIL
PFIZER
STATE YMCA OF PENNSYLVANIA, INC.
UNITED WAY OF PENNSYLVANIA
ALZHEIMER'S ASSOCIATION
PREVENT SUICIDE PA
CENTER FOR RURAL PENNSYLVANIA
THE PENNSYLVANIA JUDICIAL INDEPENDENCE COMMISSION
PENNSYLVANIA DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS
PENNSYLVANIA DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
PENNSYLVANIA DEPARTMENT OF LABOR & INDUSTRY
PENNSYLVANIA TREASURY
PENNSYLVANIA INSURANCE DEPARTMENT
PENNSYLVANIA ASSOCIATION FOR ADULT CONTINUING EDUCATION (PAACE)
AMERICAN ACADEMY OF PEDIATRICS, PENNSYLVANIA CHAPTER
ASSOCIATED COLLEGE LIBRARIES OF CENTRAL PENNSYLVANIA
ASSOCIATION OF COLLEGE AND RESEARCH
LIBRARIES, DELAWARE VALLEY CHAPTER
ASSOCIATION OF PENNSYLVANIA PUBLIC LIBRARY SYSTEMS
COUNTY COMMISSIONERS ASSOCIATION OF PENNSYLVANIA
THE HOSPITAL & HEALTHSYSTEM ASSOCIATION OF PENNSYLVANIA
PALCI (PENNSYLVANIA ACADEMIC LIBRARY CONSORTIUM, INC.
PENNSYLVANIA ASSOCIATION OF COMMUNITY BANKERS
PENNSYLVANIA BANKERS ASSOCIATION
PENNSYLVANIA CHAMBER OF BUSINESS AND INDUSTRY
PENNSYLVANIA CITIZENS FOR BETTER LIBRARIES
PENNSYLVANIA CREDIT UNION ASSOCIATION
PENNSYLVANIA INSTITUE OF CERTIFIED PUBLIC ACCOUNTANTS
PENNSYLVANIA MUNICIPAL LEAGUE
PENNSYLVANIA NEWSMEDIA ASSOCIATION
PENNSYLVANIA SCHOOL LIBRARIANS ASSOCIATION