"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 of our citizens."
PA Forward is a statewide initiative that focuses on 5 key literacies that are essential to knowledgeable citizens:
Penn State University Park Libraries participates in PA Forward by promoting library resources and creating events that support each of these literacies in order to help our academic community build vital life skills that complement our degree programs.
Fall 2022 Programs
Drawing My Way to Mental Health (October 6, 2022)
Doan shared work from his My Anxiety Project, telling the story of how drawing became a vital tool managing his mental health after decades of being controlled by his own anxiety and depression.
Civic and Social Literacy:
Voter Workshop (October 11, 2022)
A voter checkup workshop to help students prepare for the Midterm Elections.
Book Club Kits
Looking for activities your student org can do socially-distanced or in-person? The University Libraries is sponsoring book clubs surrounding the themes of intellectual and spiritual wellness, as well as overcoming adversity. We’ll provide the books to your organization (up to 25) and some fun resources and goodies to help you along. Book club kits are first come, first served. Email Megan Gilpin at firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve yours today. See link to check out available books.