Funding the Pottstown Regional Public Library

guidestar silverThe 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.  2013 Annual Report

 Our committment to transparency has earned us the Silver-level GuideStar Exchange Seal.

Donate Now

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.

Send a Donation

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.

Corporate Support

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 the past year we have received contributions from the following businesses:

Albright Paper & Box Ice House Steaks & Pizza Professional Pharmacy
Boenning & Scattergood Imperial Specialty Inc Rich Ranieri Inc
Catagnus Funeral Home Independence Planning Group Rotary Club of Pottstown
Conestoga USA Inc Inno Chem Inc. RTM LLC
Data Ceutics Inc J & K Foam Fabricating Sager & Sager Associates
DMB Insurance Kohl's Salvation Army Auxilliary
Dolan Law Group LLC Lower Pottsgrove Sportsmen Sanatoga Ridge Community
Elks USA Pottstown Lodge #814 Memories N More Soroptomist Club
Five Star Management Merck & Co. Inc Stanley Steemer Carpet Cleaner
Foot & Ankle Health Group PC NAMI of Montgomery County Steve's North End Mower Shop
Fraternal Order of Eagles O'Donnell Weiss & Mattei Thrivent
Friendship House Office Technologies The Vanguard Group Foundation
GE Foundation Orbit Software Valley Forge Facial Plastic Surgery
Goddard School Pfizer Verisk Analytics
GSK Pottsgrove Animal Hospital Victory Christian Life Center
Health Care for Women Only Pottstown Health & Wellness Foundation Whitegate Contracting
Houck & Gofus Funeral Home Pottstown Memorial Medical Center Yergey Daylor Allebach
Hydier Builders Pottstown Youth Center Inc  

 

Matching Gifts

The library has benefitted from matching gifts through GE, GSK, Merck, Pfizer, Thrivent and Vanguard.  Our thanks to the employees who made this possible and the companies that run this program.

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.

  • 3M Corporation
    Abbott Laboratories
    Aetna, Inc
    AIG American General
    Air Products and Chemicals, Inc.
    American Honda Motor Co., Inc.
    AstraZeneca
    AT&T Corporation
    Automatic Data Processing, Inc.
    Aventis
    Avon Products, Inc
    Bank of America Corporation
    Black & Decker Corporation
    Caterpillar, Inc.
    Charles Schwab Corporation Foundation
    CIGNA Corporation
    Cingular Wireless
    Citgo Petroleum Corporation
    Citigroup
    Coca-Cola Company
    Costco Wholesale Corporation


  • Eli Lilly and Company
    Equifax, Inc.  FederatedDepartmentStores, Inc.
    First Data Corporation
    Gap, Inc.
    GEICO Corporation

    GSK
    GMAC Mortgage
    H. J. Heinz Company
    Harrah's Entertainment, Inc.
    Hatfield Quality Meats
    Home Depot
    Honda of America Manufacturing, Inc.
    Ing Foundation
    J.P. Morgan Chase Foundation
    John Hancock Financial Services
    Liz Claiborne
    McDonald's Corporation
    Mellon Financial Corporation
    Mercantile Bankshares Corporation
    Merck & Co., Inc.

  • Merrill Lynch & Company, Inc.
    Mitsubishi International Corporation
    NCR Corporation
    Neiman Marcus Group
    PepsiAmericas PepsiCo, Inc.
    Pew Charitable Trusts
    Pfizer, Inc
    Philadelphia Foundation
    Quest Diagnostics Incorporated
    Sprint Corporation
    Starbucks Corporation
    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.
    Verisk Analytics
    Verizon VF Corporation
    Wachovia Bank
    William Penn Foundation


Save Redner's Tapes

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.

Adopt a Book

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.

Advocate

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.  Right now is a good time to contact your state representatives.  The  2014-2015 state budget is being developed now.  Please add your voice to the conversation.

Friends of the Library

The Friends of the Pottstown Regional Public Library help raise money to fund programs and improvements to the library.  Continue reading>

Volunteer Time

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.

Become a Trustee

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 Bequest

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.

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