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About Us

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The Pennsylvania Library Association’s 21st Century Literacies Initiative, PA Forward, was conceived 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 of our citizens.


Libraries have moved far beyond just being book repositories. They’re agile institutions serving real-life needs. Libraries are 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. (


In 2017, Tunkhannock Public Library successfully demonstrated how to incorporate PA Forward’s five literacies with your library’s programs and resource opportunities; achieving PA Forward Gold Level Library Star.

Library Staff 

Executive Director

Dellana Diovisalvo

Circulation Coordinator

Interlibrary Loan Coordinator

Outreach Coordinator

Program & Marketing Coordinator

Board of Trustees

President - Ann Way

Frank Barrett

June Kukuchka

Sandy Lane

Samantha Maruzzelli

Janet MacKay

Alisha Myers

Nancy Swartwood

Lisa Truesdale

Elaine Walker

Mary Zbegner


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