Reaching out to community groups is an important advocacy tool. PSLA has formed partnership with PaLA's PA Forward, a new statewide initiative designed to prepare citizens to meet the demands of life. Spearheaded by the Pennsylvania Library Association, PA Forward is built on the recognition that Pennsylvania’s public, academic, and school libraries will power Pennsylvania’s future in helping people improve their literacy skills in five essential areas- basic literacy, information literacy, civic and social literacy, health literacy, and financial literacy. These knowledge areas are the key to our success as citizens, parents, students, employees, and consumers.

Public/private partnerships with business, state agencies, and statewide associations committed to building literacy are a vital component to PA Forward’s success.

PSLA is among the 30 partners. All partners serve on at least one planning team. PA Forward is focused on making sure Pennsylvania"s libraries have what they need to help people meet  the demands of life in the 21st century and reach their greatest potential.