Friday, May 18, 2018

WHAT IS PA FORWARD?

PA FORWARD will benefit Pennsylvania's libraries and all the Pennsylvanians who use them by: 

  • Making library services available for all Pennsylvania citizens
  • Strengthening state-supported library services and leveraging greater local and private support
  • Having an integrated library system that will not only lower local costs, but improve resource-sharing for citizens
  • Providing more databases at a lower cost and a better statewide delivery system
  • Bolstering the recognized link between library service and workforce development
  • Raising the profile and importance of libraries and librarians 

Libraries are encouraged to provide programs and services to meet the types of knowledge essential to success: Basic Literacy, Information Literacy, Civic and Social Literacy, Health Literacy, and Financial Literacy.

*Information taken from www.paforward.org

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

CASTLE SHANNON LIBRARY'S INVOLVEMENT

At the Castle Shannon Library we strive to provide programs and services to our patrons that will enrich the lives of our community.  The PA Forward Initiative is helping us meet those goals by focusing on the five types of literacy: Basic Literacy, Information Literacy, Civic and Social Literacy, Health Literacy, and Financial Literacy.

We are excited to announce that we have received two Silver Stars!! We've earned this title by showcasing how we focus on the five types of literary!!