3/23/2020 -As the closure of K-12 schools is extended, public libraries are asked to close for routine, in-person library service through April 6.  See News & Notes for full details.

3/20/2020  PA Library Association - our small staff of 4 are working to maintain operations during this evolving time.  If possible, we ask that you communicate with us via email as we telework.  Our business hours are 8:30 - 4:30, and we will do our best to respond to you in a timely manner.  Email addresses can be found on our staff page -

3/19/2020  Governor Tom Wolf today ordered all non-life-sustaining businesses in Pennsylvania to close their physical locations as of 8 p.m. March 19, to slow the spread of COVID-19. Enforcement actions against businesses that do not close physical locations will begin at 12:01 a.m. Saturday, March 21.

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Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

“The Pennsylvania Library Association will actively and intentionally pursue, promote and champion equity, diversity, and inclusion within the organization and within the profession so that our association, libraries, librarians, and library staff will all thrive.”

2020 Conference will return to Kalahari Resort in the Poconos!

The Pennsylvania Library Association Annual Conference provides the library community with a variety of continuing education, supplier resources and networking opportunities during this important event. We hope you will join us this year as we return to Kalahari Resort October 18 - 21, 2020!  Learn More

Want to connect with library decision makers?  Join us as an exhibitor!

Membership Matters

Pennsylvania Library Association is more than a professional association. We're a community. Our members work in various types of libraries of different sizes, and are employed in a variety of positions. We are all united by a common goal to strengthen the voice of libraries in PA. 
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