Yes, I want to be a Friend of the James V. Brown Library
Form to print and mail or return to the library.
James V. Brown Library
19 East Fourth Street
Williamsport, PA 17701
Throughout any given year, the Friends of the James V. Brown Library give approximately $40,000 to ensure the establishment or continuation of valuable library programs.
The Friends raise these funds through the spring and fall book sales, the Friends’ Favorites Gently Used Book Store and through membership dues in the Friends organization.
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Your gift will help the library meet our community’s needs for the 21st century.
Your annual contribution of $20 or more makes you a Friend of the Library. More importantly, it helps support and sustain one of Lycoming County’s cultural treasures—the James V. Brown Library.
Your gift helps the library continue the basic activities that draw an average of more than 1,000 people daily to downtown Williamsport. The library has identified an ambitious set of goals for the 21st century:
• maintaining a collection of high-quality materials in various formats for all ages
• reducing the rate of illiteracy in Lycoming County
• supporting the needs of area students for career information
• providing access to online information for people of all ages and incomes
• assisting all residents of Lycoming County in meeting their lifelong learning goals
Why does the Library need a Friends Group?
focus public attention on the library
• To stimulate the use of the library’s
resources and services
• To encourage gifts, endowments,and bequests to the library
• To support the development of library services and facilities for the community
• To support the freedom to read
• To enhance library services by providing effective leadership through advocacy and education
• To energize community support for libraries
Your memberships and contributions bring you:
• Bi-monthly newsletter with upcoming events
• Early notice of special events
• Friends-only preview at Book Sales
• Specials at Friends Favorites Gently Used Books
• Friends Favorites Gently Used Books
• Book Review Luncheons
• Bargain-filled Book Sales
• Bonus Book Program
• Author Visits & Summer Reading Programs
• Volunteer Recognition