The Library will be closed on Tuesday, July 4th, 2023 in observance of Independence Day.

What is PA Forward?

PA Forward is an initiative conceived by the Pennsylvania Library Association.

Identifying five major areas of knowledge where libraries are best positioned to impact, enlighten, invigorate, and educate Pennsylvania’s citizens, the PA Forward strategy also highlights how libraries are involving themselves in each literacy.

The five literacies are as follows, with examples of what each might include:

PA Forward’s Mission

PA Forward will benefit Pennsylvania’s Libraries and all the Pennsylvanians who use them by:

In 2017, PA Forward introduced the Star Library Program. There are several steps to becoming a PA Forward® Star Library requiring libraries to submit documentation of their efforts, which is reviewed and verified by a committee of peer librarians. Those steps demonstrate that the library has incorporated the five key literacies into their programming and communication.

Wyomissing Public Library was awarded Gold Star status in 2022.

A Gold Star is awarded once a library has achieved the Bronze Star and Silver Star status in each of the five literacies, and has shown how it has fully integrated the PA Forward® Initiative into its programming curriculum and a commitment to providing the programming fuel to move PA Forward®.