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


About PCBL

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.



2019 Membership Renewals and the 990 Information

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 pcblpa@gmail.com.

Application forms

National Friends of Libraries Week

October 21-27, 2018 is National Friends of Libraries Week. How are you celebrating? 

PCBL 2018 Awards

Friend of the Year: Nan Cavenaugh of the Friends of the Kline Library

Friends Group of the Year: Friends of the Tyrone-Snyder Public Library

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