A library outranks any one thing a community can do to benefit its people.
~ Andrew Carnegie
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
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.
Dear Library Professional or Friend,
COVID-19 has certainly affected how we connect with others and we know that many library fundraising efforts were canceled or put on hold. To help you hit the ground running on your next fundraising effort, we are excited to announce the return of the popular fundraising workshop, Fire Up Your Fundraising that preceded last year’s conference in Erie and invite you to attend. This year, the workshop presenters from Goettler Associates and i5 Fundraising will present the workshop on September 30, 2020 from 1:00 – 4:15 p.m. in a totally online environment.
Our panel of experts will define the fundraising process, and how to develop a plan for the right people to ask the right prospects, in the right way, for the right amount of support. This is coupled with asking for the right reason at the right time and how your organization can stand out in the crowd.
Don’t delay to register, as attendance is limited, and the workshop sold out last year! The fee to attend is $50 for PaLA members and $65 for nonmembers. (Note: PCBL members can register at the PaLA member rate – contact PCBL leadership for the promo code)
Kim Snyder Wise
Meetings & Conference Manager
Pennsylvania Library Association
Your membership renewal packets have been mailed. The return date is March 30. Please be aware that our mailing address has changed to: PCBL, P.O. Box 551 Mountain Top, PA 18707. For questions regarding renewals and 990 documentation, email Allison Latagliata at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Friend of the Year: Geri Bazner, Shippensburg Public Library
Friends Group of the Year: Slippery Rock Community Library Friends