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The Magic Library Card Series

A series of essays written by Westmoreland Library Network members, including former WLN Board President and current MCL Board Secretary Charles B. Greenberg, to celebrate library success stories, ongoing community services, and collaboration among Westmoreland County libraries and community organizations. All essays are originally published by the Penn Franklin News. Please enjoy!

#1 The Magic Library Card!

#2 Is Library Virtual? Of Course!

#3 Power Library Empowers for Science Fair and More

#4 Collaborations Enables Endless Possibilities

#5 A Tale of Three Library Boards

#6 Summer Reading Club and STEM

#7 The WLN™ and Storytime STEM-packs™

#8 Online-Resourcing in a Time of COVID-19

#9 TechNook-365

#10 Westmoreland County Public Libraries and E-Books

#11 Westmoreland County Public Libraries and Technology

#12 Rising Above Budget

#13 Weaving with Themes

#14 A Personal Library Story

#15 Streaming I: the Arts

#16 Streaming II: STAR Net

#17 Streaming III: TechNook 365

#18 President’s Award 2020

#19 Two Boards: A Year-end Perspective

#20 Teen Power Library and the Scientific Method

#21 What’s a District Consultant?

#22 The Board Resets for 2021

#23 On Hiring A Library Director

#24 Weaving with Themes II

#25 AAUW @ Your Library

#26 Meet Ms. Becky I

#27 Meet Ms. Becky II

#28 Strategic Planning and Feedback

#29 What’s in a Name: WLN or WCFLS?

#30 Universes of Library Cards

#31 Corporate Library

#32 Plant-Based Pittsburgh

#33 Virtual Children’s Programming

#34 Creativity in the Time of COVID

#35 Access PA

#36 Teen Power Library at PRSEF

#37 PRSEF-Bravo!

#38 TechNook in Memory

#39 Build America’s Library Act

#40 Office of Commonwealth Libraries

#41 Jefferson : Librarian in Chief

#42 Library of Congress

#43 ISEF

#44 Jefferson’s 3rd Library: Human Rights

#45 Jefferson’s 3rd Library: Lewis & Clark and More

#46 The Magic Library Letter

#47 A Special Librarian’s Corporate Story

#48 Books and Democracy

#49 Project Gutenberg

#50 Monticello

#51 Thank you Sponsors

#52 II. Main Event

#53 NASA@MyLibrary

#54 III. Main Event Salted

#55 My Green Visit

#56 TechNook on Stream

#57 Virtual OK with Me

#58 IV Meriwether Keelboat

#59 Value of Volunteer Service

#60 V. Corps

#61 Technology Saved the Day 2

#62 Annual Mtg. 2021

#63 VI. Latitude & Longitude

#64 Novices and Consultants

#65 VII. Medicine in the Lewis and Clark Age

#66 The Library Dilemma

#67 Children’s Learning Through Play and Stories

#68 VIII. Maps

#69 Grande Dame

#70 IX. Wampum

#71 Papermaking

#72 X. Sci. Record

#73 Jingles ‘n’ Gingerbread 2021

#74 XI. Elephant in the Room

#75 STEM packs in Iowa

#76 Epilogue Mr. J. At Last

#77 Wilson-Ants to Sociobiology

#78 Fiction as Career Inspiration

#79 Public Discourse & Libraries

#80 Dawn It Cannot Be

#81 Centennial Celebration

#82 Banned Books

#83 Mission Enablers

#84 Webb & Colombo

#85 Women’s History Month

#86 Samuel Eliot Morison

#87 In Spirit of Community

#88 I. SP – Belong to Future

#89 Book Clubs Foster Community

#90 Books of Ukraine

#91 Still I Rise

#92 Centennial Year in a Golden Age

#93 II. Strategic Plan Process

#94 ISEF 2022

#95 Grants Enable

#96 Imagine Me Pfizer

#97 II. Fiction as Career Inspiration – Law

#98 Librarian of Congress in Profile

#99 III. Fiction as Career Poly Sci

#100 The 100th

#101 Interlibrary Loan (ILL)

#102 IV. Fiction (and Non) as Career Inspiration – Art & Archeology

#103 Research Revolution

#104 What Is a Service Area

#105 Befuddling Book

#106 This Board President’s View

#107 V. Career Inspiration – Eng

#108 III. SP Approved-What Now

#109 Virtual Retreat

#110 Cataloger’s Story

#111 Book Banning Backfires

#112 Digital Literacy Programming

#113 Power Library Redux

#114 VI. Writing Career Paths

#115 Cesare Retires

#116 Raining Acorns

#117 IV. SP – International Book Club

#118 IF-THEN Gender Equity

#119 An Annual Report

#120 Ben Franklin Did This Too