Youth Services Clerk – Cranberry Public Library

OBJECTIVE: The objectives of the Cranberry Public Library are to: serve the community as a general center of reliable information; provide the opportunity and the encouragement for children, young people, and adults to educate themselves continuously; and to serve as … Read More

Library Director – Brownsville Free Public Library

Small, rural,   501c3 nonprofit library in Fayette County with a service area of 15,055 residents across seven municipalities.  Member of the WAGGIN One Card ILS Network (Washington, Greene & Fayette Counties).  Director reports to the Library Board of Trustees. Qualifications: … Read More

Families Learn While They Do Laundry

This past summer, the Allegheny County Library Association (ACLA) launched Pennsylvania’s first “Wash & Learn” site.  This program establishes a learning library in a neighborhood laundromat. Allegheny County’s first site launched through a collaboration with Libraries Without Borders, South Park … Read More

Love Your Library 2018 Sets New Record for Donations

Yes – you DO love your libraries!  With the generous support of the Jack Buncher Foundation, the 46 libraries in Allegheny County raised $660,615 of qualifying funds during September 2018’s Love Your Library campaign – an increase of more than … Read More

Butterflies Flock to Libraries

The Allegheny County Library Association collaborated with the Holocaust Center of Pittsburgh this past summer to offer painting sessions for the Butterfly Project. The Butterfly Project is a San Diego-based initiative with the goal of having one ceramic butterfly painted for each of the 1.5 million children killed in the Holocaust.

Celebrating National Library Week 2018

The Allegheny County Library Association (ACLA) joined libraries throughout Pennsylvania and the country in celebrating National Library Week – April 8 – 14, 2018.

Whitehall Public Library Honors Longtime Friend

Did you know that 20 million people nationally provide 5 million hours of volunteer service per year? That is a donation of services at a value of $482 million annually. For the past 20 years, the Whitehall Public Library has been greatly benefitted from the donation of time and talent by Faustino Dunckhorst. Recently, the Library dedicated the “Faustino Dunckhorst Reading Area” in recognition of the all that Mr. Dunckhorst has done for the Library, and the library community at large.

The Battle of the North

On April 12, 2018, eight libraries of the ACLA North Region offered the first Adult Battle of the Books. Twenty-eight teams packed Sieb’s Pub & Restaurant on Babcock Boulevard and were ready for battle.

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