PCBL is an organization of advocates that speak for libraries throughout Pennsylvania. Membership is open to anyone who wants to see strong, well funded libraries with the best possible library service for all of Pennsylvania's citizens. This roster includes librarians, trustees of libraries, government officials and friends of libraries, as well as the lay citizen user of libraries.
Members are kept up to date on legislative information and actions as they pertain to Pennsylvania libraries; have opportunities to attend library advocacy and library fundraising workshops; and receive information about events, programs, and issues of interest to library advocates.
Persuade public officials that libraries are essential community services
Collaborate with other library associations, agencies, and community groups
Be a voice for improved library funding and appropriate legislation
Lead efforts to encourage, train, and support library Friends
A library outranks any one thing a community can do to benefit its people.
~ Andrew Carnegie
Saturday, March 23, 2024
Sponsored by PCBL and the Pennsylvania Library Association
Board members serve for three years and are actively involved in organizational governance.
Board members attend several board meetings in person at least 4 times a year at the
Pennsylvania Library Association headquarters in Mechanicsburg, PA.
The board needs various skills and library experience from library staff and friends group
members. At least one-third of board members are friends group affiliate members.
Those interested can find fill out the Board Member Application
Questions? Email email@example.com or call 800-870-3858.
A letter from the PCBL treasurer, membership information, as well as a sample Memorandum of Understanding for your Friends group.
Upcoming PCBL, Friends Groups, & Library Events
Pennsylvania Citizens for Better Libraries
PO Box 12822
Pittsburgh, PA 15241