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What can you do at the Lebanon Community Library? Find great books, apply for a job, attend amazing children’s programs, gain computer skills, research your family history, and so much more! On a busy day, more than 1,200 people visit the library. The library is a busy place, and we’re proud to be the gathering place for so many in our community!
Your support of the Lebanon Community Library is an investment in our community! Every day, the library provides free access to information to complete schoolwork, teach a child to read, engage in lifelong learning, find employment, and more. Your support produces successful students, an educated workforce, and an informed community!
Please consider making an investment in your library and your community. You may designate your gift for a book, audiobook, or other library materials, or for our general operating fund.
Thank you for your support!
Enhance Municipal Funding
The Lebanon Community Library serves the residents of Cornwall, Lebanon City, Mount Gretna, North Cornwall, North Lebanon, South Lebanon, West Cornwall, and West Lebanon. Don’t live in one of these municipalities? Don’t worry! You are always welcome in our library! However, if you do live in one of these municipalities, we need your help.
We often hear from municipal officials that they love our library, they think we’re doing great things, but their residents are not asking them to support the library financially. That’s where you come in. Please tell your municipal officials that you use the library and would like them to support it.
- Don’t know which municipality you live in? Find out here.
- Contact your municipal officials. Click here for a complete list of townships, contact information, and meeting times. You can write, call, or attend a meeting. (You can check here first to see how much your township currently gives to the library.)
- Ask your neighbors to do the same!
The library relies a great deal on local municipal support and individual donations. Use of the library is increasing, and so are costs, but funding is decreasing. Please help by letting your municipal officials know how much you love the library!
Make A Gift
Your tax-deductible contribution makes a positive impact on your community in many ways. Library service is enhanced, library collections are built, and the library’s technological resources are improved through your generosity.
Leave a Legacy
Leave a lasting legacy in your community by including the library in your estate plans.
Even more ways to support the library:
Donate New or Gently Used Books
The library welcomes donations of books and related library materials with the understanding that the library determines whether a donation conforms to the standards stated in the Collection Development Policy. The Director reserves the option to discard, exchange, or sell those items not incorporated into the general collection. The Library cannot make an appraisal of a gift for tax deduction or any other purpose, and shares no responsibility in the evaluation of the gifts. The Library cannot accept materials if the condition of acceptance requires permanent exhibition or retention. Memorial materials will be selected by the Library Director or his/her designee. The nature of the material will be based upon the needs of the library with consideration given to the interests of the deceased and the wishes of the donor.
The Library cannot accept the following items: textbooks more than five years old, damaged items, musty books, wet books, moldy books, dirty and/or smelly books, or condensed versions (such as Reader’s Digest condensed books), encyclopedias, records, and VHS tapes.
The library has limited space and resources to handle donations, but we agree that these materials should be handled responsibly. If you have books and other materials that the library cannot accept, please consider these sources to donate or recycle your books, as appropriate.
Surf the Internet
Raise money for The Lebanon Community Library just by searching the internet using GoodSearch — it doesn’t much easier to support us!
Use GoodSearch like any other search engine. But here’s the difference…every time you use GoodSearch, money is generated for The Lebanon Community Library — each completed search raises approximately $0.01 for us! And since GoodSearch is powered by Yahoo, you will get proven, high-quality search results.
Volunteer and Donate Your Time & Talent
The Lebanon Community Library depends on the strength and dedication of its volunteers. All of our library volunteers help ensure the excellence of the Library’s service. Last year more than 111 library volunteers gave 8,665 hours of service!
Volunteer service is performed with guidance and support from library staff and may include:
- Repairing Damaged Books
- Collating & Stapling Library Pamphlets
- Creating Artistic In-Library Displays
- Calling Patrons Who Have Items on Reserve
- Shelving returned items
- Shelf-reading (keeping the shelves in order)
- Cleaning CDs & DVDs
- Helping at Book Sales: sorting, displaying, selling and/or cleaning up
- Assisting with Children’s Programs and/or Storytimes
For more information on volunteering, contact Karen Stump, Volunteer Coordinator, at 273-7624 ext. 216 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please note: Volunteers are accepted for service after review of application and interview by the Volunteer Coordinator, if suitable positions are available. All applications are subject to approval by the Library Director.
New: In accordance with Pennsylvania law and depending upon the tasks a volunteer will perform, those seeking to volunteer will be required to provide a satisfactory PA state criminal background clearance and may also be required to provide a satisfactory PA child abuse background clearance and FBI background clearance. The volunteer will be required to pay for these clearances but will be reimbursed by the library after four months of satisfactory volunteer time at the discretion of the Library Director.
Join The Friends of The Library
The Library has an active Friends of the Library group that provides for many of the library’s needs not covered by the general budget. During the month of May the Friends coordinate a huge used book sale at the Library. The money raised by the Friends has purchased additional shelves, equipment, CDs, and to sponsor all of the library’s summer reading programs for chidren, teens and adults. If you have time to give and want to show support for the Library, please join the Friends. Membership information can be provided by contacting The Friends of the Library president Douglas Stump. Call the library for more information.
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