Thank you for your support this past year. Good news! State Aid funding for public libraries has been increased substantially for 2019-2020 by $5 million dollars. Unfortunately, the cost for “doing business” continues to increase. Even with this increased financial support, libraries welcome, and need, Friends continued financial support for their programs and services. Also, advocacy efforts of PCBL, its members, and public libraries must continue throughout the year.
PCBL held its sixth successful Friends Institute this past September. More than 450 Friends attended these six day-long Institutes. These Institutes have been a major effort by PCBL to continue to educate and inform Friends about a wide range of topics. Your membership helps tremendously to support these programs. Plans are underway for the Seventh Annual Institute this year. Please plan to attend.
PCBL needs your continued support for its advocacy and continuing education efforts. We thank you for your past support in these efforts. Now is the time to get ready for 2020 and part of that preparation is renewing your PCBL membership so that we can continue our work in library advocacy and assisting Friends Groups.
Please take time now to renew your membership for 2020.
PCBL plays a number of roles in library advocacy and Friends education:
Communications among Friends is critical and important. Please provide your email address so that we can communicate with you.
The PCBL-Forum is our listserv and provides an opportunity for members to network about issues and concerns. You are automatically put on the listserv as a member. You can use this listserv to write to other members about issues of concern to you and to see concerns of other members.
Equally important is our website (www.pcblpa.org). The site is complete with information on membership benefits, annual awards, how you can contact us, and other PCBL activities. Check this website often for updates about PCBL and other happenings in the state. You can renew your membership online at this site and pay for it online.
PCBL needs your commitment, your voice, and your support.
Please Renew Your Membership Now
Pennsylvania Citizens for Better Libraries
P.O. Box 12822
Pittsburgh, PA 15241