Jersey Shore State Bank continues to support Brown Library programs

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WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. – The James V. Brown Library, 19 E. Fourth St., recently was the recipient of a $5,000 contribution from Jersey Shore State Bank, 300 Market Street, through the Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) program.

The EITC program, administered by the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development, provides tax credits to eligible companies that do business in the state when they contribute to scholarship organizations, educational improvement organizations and-or pre-kindergarten scholarship organizations.

This unique academic enrichment opportunity allows the library to offer innovative educational programs to students of all ages. Businesses that donate to the library may receive a tax credit equal to 75% of their contribution or 90% for a two-year commitment.

The donation will support the following approved programs:


    • Boom, Fizz, POP! – A science-standard-based program for students in grades kindergarten through second (K-2).

    • I Spy PhotographyThis program for students in grades K-2 engages a child in creative thinking by expression through the arts and photography.

    • Digital Arts Camp This program focuses on digital programming from animation to film to robotics for those in grades 4 and older.

    • Teen Comic and Manga Club – This club for students in grades 6 to 12 gives teens an opportunity to conceive and create original comics and build Claymation creations that are used in stop-action videos.

    • Summer Learning Program

Created by the Pennsylvania State Department of Community and Economic Development, the EITC program allows companies to reinvest those dollars directly back to local communities. Most importantly, the program helps to improve Pennsylvania’s education system for students and families. 

To learn more, visit the Pennsylvania Department of Community & Economic Development – Educational Improvement Tax Credit Program (EITC) at

Jersey Shore State Bank, subsidiary of Penns Woods Bancorp, Inc. (PWOD), serves customers in North Central and North Eastern Pennsylvania through their retail banking, commercial banking, mortgage services and financial services divisions. Penns Woods Bancorp, Inc. stock is listed on the NASDAQ National Market under the symbol PWOD.

The James V. Brown Library is open from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday; and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. To place a hold, visit or call 570-326-0536 during the library’s operating hours. Walk-in passport services are available from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Friday, and 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday.

The James V. Brown Library, 19 E. Fourth St., Williamsport, Pa., is the place to go to learn, connect and grow. Founded in June 1907, the library champions the love of reading, opens new doors to lifelong learning, provides a haven to those who seek and ensures the preservation of public library services for future generations. The library has more than 225,000 visitors in a year and circulates a half-million items annually. A member of the Lycoming County Library System, the James V. Brown Library participates in PA Forward, a statewide initiative to promote literacies in our communities to power a better future for everyone.

Shown from left are Amy C. Resh, Chief Executive Officer & Director, James V. Brown Library; Natasha Mantle, Branch Manager, and Dawn Remsnyder, Commercial Lender, both of Jersey Shore State Bank; and Kristin Caringi, Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operations Officer, James V. Brown Library. The James V. Brown Library recently received a $5,000 contribution from JSSB through the Educational Improvement Tax Credit program.
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