Supporting the Library

Changes to Deductions for Charitable Contributions from the CARES Act
The CARES Act makes a new charitable deduction available to individual taxpayers that do not itemize their deductions. This new benefit, also referred to as a universal deduction, allows for a charitable deduction of up to $300 per individual or $600 per couple.

Leave a Legacy

You can give a gift that costs nothing in your lifetime, but can benefit thousands of people in our community, for years to come.
Please contact Robin Glossner, Library Development Director for more information about planning a gift to the library. She can be reached at, or call 570-326-0536 extension 135
Planned Giving Brochure

The IRA charitable rollover
Donors age 70½ or older are once again eligible to transfer up to $100,000 annually from their IRAs directly to qualified charities–including The James V. Brown Library–without having to pay income taxes on the funds transferred.
For more information about this exciting opportunity to support the Library in a tax-advantaged manner, contact Robin Glossner.

Want to give a memorial or honor donation by check?

Download, print, and complete this form and mail to the Library with your gift.

Available here

Educational Improvement Tax Credit Program (EITC)

The 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% of its contribution (or 90% for a two year commitment).


 Our approved programs are:

  • Summer Learning Program – The James V. Brown Library provides an innovative educational Summer Learning Program that supplements the curriculum presented by our local school districts: Williamsport Area, Loyalsock Township and South Williamsport. The Summer Learning Program is an opportunity for students to have access to technology, art and literature over the summer and be rewarded for their efforts in reaching measurable reading and participation goals that align with state standards.

  • Boom, 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.
  • Digital Arts Camp – This summer program focuses on digital programming from animation to film to robotics. Summer readers entering grades 4 and up are led through a series of classes that introduce graphic arts, music creation, film production and robotics – all the while building connections to reading and books. Students  work in teams to build robots and are introduced to real-world engineering, math and science concepts in a creative setting.
  • Teen Comic and Manga Club – This group for students in grades 6 to 12 gives teens an opportunity to conceive and create original comics, which encourages a greater understanding of the graphic arts. The students also build Claymation creations that are used in stop-action videos to expose them to technology concepts such as film production by using iPads. The use of digital cameras and iPads enhances the students’ understanding of technology skills.


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