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

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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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Free, at-home access to Age of Learning online programs ABCmouse, Adventure Academy, and ReadingIQ while your child’s school is closed. These research-based educational programs include thousands of digital learning activities. Click to read the Parent Letter, get the access code and get started.

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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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New! We received temporary at home access to this resource during the Coronavirus pandemic. For genealogical research, with digitized images of the U.S. Federal Census from 1790 forward, the American Genealogical Biographical Index, Passenger and Immigration Lists Index, and more. Log in with your library bar code.

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Right now, and for as long as schools are closed, Audible is offering instant streaming of a collection of stories to kids everywhere. All stories are free to stream on your desktop, laptop, phone or tablet. Explore the collection, select a title and start listening. It's that easy.

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

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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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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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Digital reading resources to keep students engaged during this new-normal of school closures and social distancing. Separate collections for Elementary, Middle School and High school students, from any device. 

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  • Early Literacy
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  • Teens

Each year students across Pennsylvania participate in choosing the Keystone to Reading Book Award winners

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Learn how you can use the resources at the National Archives to explore your family's ancestry.

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Download free eBooks from Open Library, an initiative of the Internet Archive. Parents, teachers and students, see the K-12 collection.

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The Pennsylvania Young Reader's Choice Award is sponsored by the Pennsylvania School Librarians Association. The purpose of the award is to promote the reading of quality books by young people in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, to promote teacher and librarian involvement in children's and young adult literature, and to honor authors whose works have been recognized by the students of Pennsylvania.

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Here you will find poetry resources for home and classroom, including information about the Young Poets Competition that runs February through May.

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Any way you slice it, these 75 top state-focused websites are must-visits for tracing your ancestors across the United States. From Family Tree Magazine.

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Though the Delaware County Libraries are closed, the staff are making sure children and families are getting their storytime fix! Click here for virtual storytimes, poetry resources and more!

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