Our Mission

POWER Library is the online portal to the resources that Pennsylvania libraries offer to all citizens of the Commonwealth, providing 24/7 access to newspapers, magazines, journals, historical documents and photos, online databases, and eBooks. 

The POWER Library OER Commons hub is designed to serve educators across the Commonwealth with high-quality, customizable lesson plans, and other resources, that directly correlate Pennsylvania’s elementary and secondary content standards to the resources provided in POWER Library. 

Our mission is to draw together creators, collaborators, and curators to build a community supporting Pennsylvania K-12 educators in their efforts to engage students and to promote student achievement for the benefit of all students across the Commonwealth. 


Are you ready to become a member of the POWER Library OER hub, but not quite ready to join a working group? We invite you to join the POWER Library Hub OER Information group to learn more. Once you are a member of the hub, update your profile that identifies you as a Pennsylvania educator, then start to save and curate resources under the "My Items" menu. 

Are you excited about the prospects and ready to join a working group and dive right in? We invite you to also join one of the grade level band working groups. Once you are a member of a working group, you have the opportunity to further contribute to the hub by lending your expertise to the formal endorsement process. 

Need help getting started? Contact POWER Library support.

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