The Pottstown Regional Public Library is a 501(c)(3) non-profit receiving public funds from the State of Pennsylvania, the Borough of Pottstown, Lower Pottsgrove Township, Upper Pottsgrove Township, and West Pottsgrove Township. Other sources of income include fundraising, corporate support, donations from civic groups and private donations.
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You can make a tax-deductible donation with your credit card through JustGive.org. A tax receipt will be issued from JustGive.org. Through JustGive you have the option to donate anonymously and specify how your donation should be used.
The Pottstown Regional Public Library sends out an annual appeal letter in the fall to a limited number of supporters. If you have been missed and wish to donate, please print out the 2013 Annual Appeal Letter and mail your contribution to the Pottstown Regional Public Library, 500 East High Street, Pottstown PA 19464.
The Pottstown Regional Public Library receives donations from many businesses either through direct donation, grants, donation of goods and services, or matching gift programs. In 2013 we received contributions from the following businesses:
Albright Paper & Box Corp
Catagnus Funeral Home
Conestoga USA, Inc.
Data Ceutics Inc
Davis Brothers Scrap Co Inc
Dolan & Mayerson PC
Five Star Management
Houck & Gofus Funeral Home, Inc.
Ice House Steaks & Pizza
Imperial Specialty Inc
Merck & Co., Inc.
Pottsgrove Animal Hospital
The employers listed below match employee's gifts to non-profit organizations. When you donate to the Pottstown Regional Public Library, check with your personnel office to see if your gift can be increased through a matching gift program.
AIG American General
Air Products and Chemicals, Inc.
American Honda Motor Co., Inc.
Automatic Data Processing, Inc.
Avon Products, Inc
Bank of America Corporation
Black & Decker Corporation
Charles Schwab Corporation Foundation
Citgo Petroleum Corporation
Costco Wholesale Corporation
Eli Lilly and Company
Equifax, Inc. FederatedDepartmentStores, Inc.
First Data Corporation
H. J. Heinz Company
Harrah's Entertainment, Inc.
Hatfield Quality Meats
Honda of America Manufacturing, Inc.
J.P. Morgan Chase Foundation
John Hancock Financial Services
Mellon Financial Corporation
Mercantile Bankshares Corporation
Merck & Co., Inc.
Merrill Lynch & Company, Inc.
Mitsubishi International Corporation
Neiman Marcus Group
PepsiAmericas PepsiCo, Inc.
Pew Charitable Trusts
Quest Diagnostics Incorporated
Subaru of America, Inc.
T. Rowe Price Associates, Inc.
Thrivent Financial for Lutherans
Toys R Us
United Parcel Service of America, Inc.
United Technologies Corporation
Vanguard Group, Inc.
Verizon VF Corporation
William Penn Foundation
Get a Redner's Save-a-Tape (or Pump Perks) card at the customer service desk at your Redner's. Have the card scanned each time you check out. Hand in the ENTIRE tape next time you are in the library. Redner's will donate back to the library 1% of your Save-a-Tape total. Thank you Redner's Markets for giving back to the community.
Honor someone special and help to build the Pottstown Regional Public Library's collection. Your tax-deductible donation will be used to purchase items for the library. You may choose to dedicate items to the memory of, or in the honor of someone special to you. A dedicated book makes a great present on birthdays, holidays, anniversaries,or retirements. A bookplate will be placed in each item with the name of the donor and/or the honoree. If you are a member of a club or organization, adopting a book could be a group project, perhaps continuing from month-to-month or year-to-year.
State and local government need to know that library services are important to you. Please let them know that you value their support of the Pottstown Regional Public Library.
The Friends of the Pottstown Regional Public Library help raise money to fund programs and improvements to the library. Continue reading>
Volunteers may find many ways to help the library, from keeping shelves orderly, to fundraising, to entering information into databases. If you are interested in giving some time to the library, please complete the Volunteer Application Form and forward it to the library.
The Board of Trustees consists of volunteers from the community. Terms of office are one year. Board meetings are scheduled the second Wednesday morning of each month. If you are interested in becoming a Library Trustee, please contact the Library Director.
Make a lasting gift to support the library's mission to meet the
educational, informational, and recreational needs of the community.
Bequests can be made in the form of cash or property, or a percentage of
the remainder of an estate.
The following language is one way to make bequests to the Pottstown Regional Public Library:
I hereby give, devise and bequeath to the Trustees of the Pottstown Regional Public Library, a nonprofit corporation, organized and operating under the laws of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, the sum of [$___ OR the rest, residue and remainder of my estate] to be used for the general purposes of the Pottstown Regional Public Library or for [a particular program of your choosing].
We would welcome the opportunity to discuss your gift.