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
Upcoming PCBL, Friends Groups, & Library Events
The 7th Friends Institute will be held on Saturday, September 17, 2022.
Holiday Inn, 604 Station Road, Grantville, PA 17028
Join us in welcoming our new Executive Secretary, Sue Miller!
Our new mailing address is:
Pennsylvania Citizens for Better Libraries
PO Box 12822
Pittsburgh, PA 15241
Thank you for your interest in attending the PCBL Friends Institute this year. Unfortunately, the PCBL Board had to make the tough decision to cancel. We did not reach our minimum attendance requirement with the conference center and will be unable to hold the event this year. We will try again in future years, and will hope to see you then! For registration refund status, please email firstname.lastname@example.org