Online Summer Reading Program, Spring Training, EDI Recording, and more!
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March 1, 2022
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Now is the Time to Enroll in the HSLC Beanstack Plus Discount Program!
Join Beanstack Plus now and your library gains FREE access to two forthcoming features, reading fundraisers and BINGO challenges. Reading fundraisers allow you to run readathons directly in Beanstack to fundraise for your library or community organizations.
Beanstack Plus helps librarians motivate their communities to read more through reading challenges. The intuitive web software and highly rated mobile app help patrons track reading and create sustained reading habits, while giving librarians a full suite of customization options and robust, real-time data.

Beanstack Plus includes:
  • Hundreds of timely, ready-made, and fully customizable challenge templates that make it easy to create year-round reading engagement.
  • Cutting-edge gamification features proven to boost engagement, like reading streaks, friends and leaderboards, and global achievement badges.
  • Integration with your library catalog to deliver personalized book recommendations directly to readers.
  • ...and much more!
HSLC must submit orders to Zoobean no later than March 31, 2022, therefore you must approve your quote by that date.

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New Recording Available! Digital Collections and Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI)
How Can We Make Our Digital Collections More Diverse?
Watch the recording to learn more about the following:
  • Is our stakeholder community and/or our community's history accurately reflected in our collections?
  • Are underrepresented groups included in our collections?
  • Are we building partnerships with underrepresented groups in our community to better describe and share our content?
Interested in learning more about adding collections to PA Photos and Documents? Let us know!

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Spring Training:
Don't wait to register!
All locations still have availability, but some concurrent sessions are full.

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Add a Link to PA Online Learning from Your Website!
PA Online Learning is now available in the Links Generator. 
PA Online Learning, provided by the Office of Commonwealth Libraries for all Pennsylvanians, is a FREE growing collection of tutorials on how to use software, social media, and library resources, such as POWER Library! 

The icon and link have been added to the Links Generator in the POWER Library - For Librarians so that libraries may add the link to their website, blogs, social media posts, etc.

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Public Libraries:
Update the Library Status Form with Your Current Operating Status
Keep the Find a PA Library lookup updated! Please update the Library Status Form to add or change information for your library.

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