PA Forward: Why It’s Important to Pennsylvania
PA Forward | Pennsylvania Libraries is a new initiative of the Pennsylvania Library Association. It was created to give voice to what the library community already knows, and what other states throughout the nation are also recognizing: With the right support, libraries are ideally positioned to become the community centers of information, technology, and learning that will fuel educational and economic opportunity for all citizens. Libraries are no longer just buildings that house books. Today’s libraries are agile institutions serving real-life needs. They hold the key to powering progress and elevating the quality of life in Pennsylvania by fueling the types of knowledge essential to success: Basic Literacy, Information Literacy, Civic and Social Literacy, Health Literacy, and Financial Literacy.
Our PA Forward Journey
We enrolled in the PA Forward Star Library Program in November of 2017 and have steadily worked toward gold star status, achieving it in March 2019! You may have noticed the flyers and displays with the PA Forward logo. PA Forward has been a great way to focus our program and class offerings on the five literacies and to spread the word about everything that the library does. Thank you for taking this journey with us!