CHIP is short for the Children's Health Insurance Program – Pennsylvania's program to provide health insurance to uninsured children and teens who are not eligible for or enrolled in Medical Assistance.

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If you want to find out if you qualify for Pennsylvania health and human services, apply for new benefits, finish your application or check your status, you're in the right place. By using COMPASS you can apply at any time during the day or night from home, a library or any location with Internet access.

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Get Ready to Read! is designed to support educators, parents, and young children in the development of early literacy skills in the years before kindergarten. Intended for use with all children, the resources and information provided on this site promote skill-building, communication between adults, and ways to address concerns.

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NCFL exists to create a culture of family engagement across the educational spectrum

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Parents Action for Children is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping parents and caregivers ensure our youngest children get the healthiest, happiest start to life and enter school ready to learn.

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Find information about PA Vital Records such as: birth certificates, death certificates, marriage licenses, and divorce papers. 

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AbeBooks is an online marketplace for books. Millions of brand new books, used books, rare books, and out-of-print books are offered for sale through the AbeBooks websites from thousands of booksellers around the world.

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The Archives Records Information Access System (ARIAS) is designed to facilitate citizen access to archival records created by all branches and levels of Pennsylvania State Government. Included are: PA National Guard Veteran’s Card File, 1867-1921; Civil War Veterans’ Card File; Revolutionary War Military Abstract Card File and more.

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New and used books.  Alibris is the premiere marketplace for Books, Music and Movies. It have been in business since 1998 and has connected millions of buyers with thousands of Independent Sellers from across the world. Shopping at Alibris means that you are directly supporting local and independent sellers.

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All Delco Reads is a county wide initiative to promote literacy and to bring communities together through their mutual interest in one book. Organized by the Delaware County Reading Council, All Delco Reads selects four books to urge young people and adults to read one common book and to discuss it among friends in organized book clubs or at library programs.

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The Ellis Island Archive contains the passenger lists of more than 51 million immigrants, passengers, and crew members who came through Ellis Island and the Port of New York from 1892 to 1957. The period from 1892 to 1924 at Ellis Island was the largest human migration in modern history.

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Check out our theme kits, big books, puppets and more! Download the booking form here. Complete and take the form to your local library.

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Get a set of books for your book club. Each bag contains multiple copies of the title, many have large print and audiobooks included.  Check out the list and then contact your librarian to schedule a use.

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BookPage is a monthly book review publication distributed to 400,000 avid readers through subscribing bookstores and public libraries. Founded in 1988 and located in Nashville, Tennessee, BookPage serves as a broad-based selection guide to the best new books published every month. All of the content from the print edition is posted on BookPage.com each month.

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Book Riot is dedicated to the idea that writing about books and reading should be just as diverse as books and readers are. So sometimes we are serious and sometimes silly. Some of our writers are pros.

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Combines pop culture with reading recommendations.

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America's first immigration center.  This free site offers access to an extraordinary database of information on 11 million immigrants from 1820 through 1892, the year Ellis Island opened. More than 100 million Americans can trace their ancestors to this early immigration period.

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Cyndi's List has been a trusted genealogy research site for more than 18 years. Cyndi's List is free for everyone to use and it is meant to be your starting point when researching online.  It is a categorized & cross-referenced index to genealogical resources on the Internet.

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All kids going into Grades 2-8 are welcome to join our Pen Pal Program! After filling out a short questionnaire, you will get matched with a Pen Pal who lives in another town in Delaware County. Write letter between you and your Pen Pal and drop them off and pick them up at your local library! 

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Day by day craft ideas, math and science activities, book suggestions, and more, that help promote early literacy.

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Every Child Ready to Read​ encourages parents and caregivers to become involved in preparing their children to learn to read. Check out our Early Literacy Calendar for engaging activities based on the 5 practices.

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It's all about family. FamilySearch is a nonprofit family history organization dedicated to connecting families across generations. FamilySearch believes that families bring joy and meaning to life. A service of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

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Fiction_L is an electronic mailing list (aka "ListServe") devoted to reader's advisory topics such as book discussions, booktalks, collection development issues, booklists and bibliographies, and a wide variety of other topics of interest to librarians, book discussion leaders, and others with an interest in reader's advisory. Fiction_L was developed for and by librarians dealing with fiction collections and requests; however fiction lovers worldwide are welcome to join the discussion.

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Deciding what to read next? This is the right place. Tell us what titles or genres you’ve enjoyed in the past, and we’ll give you surprisingly insightful recommendations.

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Essential collection of genealogical & historical sources, U.S. Federal Censuses, books, bank records, and more. (Requires library card number to sign in.)

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