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Holiday Fest, with a bake sale, crafts and an auction, was held at the Genesee Area Library on November 10th.  Frigid weather reduced the number of vendors to forty but the event was well attended according to library director, Mary Engle.  The festival is always held on the first...

Jenne Mante

  The Bethlehem Area Public Library is hosting an exciting holiday fundraiser this year. We are partnering with Kindness is Magic Inc. to pay off student lunch debt and erase library fines. One in six children in Pennsylvania suffers from hunger and many of these same students...

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The Osterhout Free Library located in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, hosted it’s Annual Gala, A Night in Havana. Attended by 308 people, more than $100,000 was raised for programs and services. This was the 14th Annual Gala and, with the help of volunteers, brought the total...

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Ardmore Board members spent four months and hundreds of volunteer hours planning, organizing, and executing the Library’s Annual Kitchen Tour. The 13th Annual Ardmore Library Kitchen Tour, the Library’s major fundraiser, was held Sunday, April 29. This year there were seven...

Sarah Applegate

    Sarah Applegate On August 8, 2015 we had our final Summer Reading Club program for the teen group at Coyle Free Library, which turned out to be a fundraiser for the fall.  I was hesitant about hosting a car wash with a group of teenagers at first but, let me tell...

The American Association of University Women and the Friends of the Pottstown Regional Library help create a coloring book to benefit the Pottstown Regional Library.  Read more in this Mercury News article. ...

Paul Smith Library Friends to host a designer bag bingo fundraiser. ...