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Pennsylvania Citizens for Better Libraries is proud to announce the upcoming 2016 Friends Institute. The Institute will be held Saturday, October 8, 2016, at the Holiday Inn in Grantville, PA.  This is the third Friends Institute and is an opportunity to network with other Friends...

Pennsylvania Citizens for Better Libraries is proud to announce the upcoming 2016 Friends Institute. The Institute will be held Saturday, October 8, 2016, at the Holiday Inn in Grantville, PA. This is the third Friends Institute and is an opportunity to network with other Friends...

Caitlyn Boland

written by Caitlyn Boland Along with the Library’s new Director of Development, Christina Dreher, came the idea to both support health literacy in the community and raise money for the Library at the same time. On Saturday, April 2, 2016, the Butler Area Public Library will host...

Videos on YouTube can now generate funds for nonprofit organizations.  Read this TechCrunch article. ...

teacup with hearts

“Tea For Two Craft” at the Library The Lilian S. Besore Memorial Library will hold a night of crafting and refreshments on February 11. Class members will decorate two ‘sweetheart’ mugs with a design of their choice. The library is charging $10.00 per person. What...

A Gingerbread House competition benefits the children’s library at the Guthrie Memorial Library in Hanover. ...

Ephrata Director, Penny Talbert, uses speaker fees for challenge match in the community. ...

Have you ever considered crowdfunding for a library need? The Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh created a Kickstarter which will help ten schools that are seeking to fund their makerspaces. Crowdfunding sites offer an opportunity to raise money online.  Some crowdfunding...

The Knight Foundation is offering free webinars on Giving Days. Webinars are offered on August 13, August 27, September 17 and October 15. ...

Most public libraries are not rated on Charity Navigator (CN), which provides guidance to donors about the financial health, accountability, tranparency and results of nonprofits.  CN bases its results on the 990 form and requires that a nonprofit has completed seven 990’s...