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State House Budget Proposal Adds Funds for POWER Library & State Library

While not final, the new House budget billl represents the first proposed library increases since 2007-08.(Posted May 31, 2013) Read More and Take Action

PA Forward Information Literacy Summit

Librarians and other educators from academic, school, and public libraries are encouraged to attend Building Bridges through Curriculum and Collaboration at the Pennsylvania State University on Wednesday, July 24. Learn More & Register

More PA Forward Local Training Workshops Scheduled

Learn how to use PA Forward’s branding, marketing tools, and five literacies to effectively frame your programming, marketing, partnership development, and advocacy.       See Schedule >>



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PA Forward | Pennsylvania Libraries is an innovative new PaLA initiative designed to change the way people think about libraries, understand and value their importance, and commit resources to ensure their impact. Our libraries – properly leveraged – can help solve some of the Commonwealth’s biggest economic and social problems.

PA Forward recognizes that libraries are uniquely positioned to help Pennsylvanians improve their command of five types of literacy essential to greater success as 21st century citizens, employees, students, parents, and consumers. Libraries are using PA Forward’s concepts and marketing tools to frame the important work they do to change lives in the communities they serve. Read More >>

PA Forward Toolkit Materials

PA Forward Best Practices Database

PA Forward Web Site


2013 PaLA Annual Conference
October 20 - 23, 2013
Seven Springs Mountain Resort

We hope you will decide to join us for PA Libraries: Architects of Change, the 2013 PaLA Conference to be held October 20 - 23, 2013.  The conference agenda includes 80+ educational sessions, as well as several poster session presentations, a products & services tradeshow, as well as numerous meal and networking opportunities.  The conference facilities at Seven Springs are among the best in the state, and we look forward to getting together to compare, discuss, plan and uplift! 



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Save Money & Boost PaLA Scholarships

PaLA is happy to announce a new partnership that could save your library some money and, at the same time, boost PaLA's Scholarship Fund.             Read More