Brown Library approved for educational tax credit program

EITC imageThe James V. Brown Library,  is an approved Educational Improvement Organization (EIO) by the PA Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED).

The unique academic enrichment opportunities the library offers at no charge to participants have qualified us as an “innovative educational program.”

This means that a business that donates (cash or in-kind services) to our programming may receive a tax credit equal to 75 percent of its contribution (or 90 percent for a two -year commitment).

Approved programs are:

EITC image2Boom, Fizz POP! — This five-week science-standard based program is developed for primary students in grades kindergarten through second (K-2). In this program, which is offered four times a year, students explore being a scientist through multiple activities. They begin to ask questions, learn from their senses, notice details, draw, write, measure, count, sort, test predictions, experiment, think logically and have fun while being actively engaged in a supportive community learning environment.

I Spy Photography – This program engages a child in creative thinking and expression though communicating with the arts and photography. This five-week program, which is offered four times a year, enables kindergarten students hands-on use of digital cameras to take photos around the library of things we see every day that look like letters of the alphabet. The goal is to find the alphabet throughout the library, form them into words and show them off in a unique format.

To learn more, visit the Pennsylvania Department of Community & Economic Development – Educational Improvement Tax Credit Program (EITC) at http://bit.ly/1qchDGK