Category: Fundraiser

Royer’s Bouquets for Books Drive Returns to Benefit Public Libraries!

Bouquets for Books 2018 Campaign sponsored by Royer's Flowers

Customers receive free bouquet for donating!

Royer’s Flowers and Gifts’ annual children’s book drive returns Oct. 28-Nov. 10 to benefit area public libraries!  This exciting initiative is now in its 12th year.  For each new book, donors will receive a free bouquet, up to three per family per visit, while supplies last. Used books will not be accepted.

How to participate?  Bring a new children’s book to any Royer’s Flowers & Gift store and receive a free bouquet of flowers.  Collected books will then be donated to your local Public Library in Lancaster County.

Here is the 2018 Wish List based on the needs from Local Library staff members in Lancaster County.

Participating Royer’s Store locations in Lancaster County

  • Columbia – 902 Lancaster Ave., Columbia
  • Ephrata – 165 South Reading Rd., Ephrata
  • Lancaster West – 201 Rohrerstown Rd, Lancaster
  • Lancaster North – 873 N. Queen St., Lancaster city.

In its 12-year history, Bouquets for Books has collected over 17,000 books. Based in Lebanon, Royer’s ( has 15 stores in Berks, Cumberland, Dauphin, Franklin, Lancaster, Lebanon and York counties. Sister company Stephenson’s Flowers & Gifts has one store in Harrisburg.

Royer's Flowers & Gifts Logo

For more information, including library wish lists, visit

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Adamstown Area Library announces new design for the final stage of their “Room to Grow” Capital Campaign!

ADM New logoAdamstown Library New Design - Front view

New Design ~ Front View

The Adamstown Area Library Board of Directors are pleased to announce that they approved a redesign for their new library plan. A rendering of the new design has been completed as library officials are embarking on the final leg of their “Room to Grow” capital campaign.

Over $960,000 has been raised during the capital campaign—the goal is $1,500,000. The Library Board is optimistic that the Adamstown Area Library’s community will help them get close to their goal so that construction can begin soon.  The AAL serves over 30,000 residents in five municipalities: Adamstown Borough, Brecknock Township, Denver Borough, East Cocalico Township and West Cocalico Township.

A Town Meeting has been scheduled for Monday, November 12th from
6:30 – 7:30 pm at the library. Coffee and dessert will be served.


Adamstown Library New Design - Parking Lot view

New Design ~ Parking Lot View

The new design represents a collaboration between Heck Construction and Olsen Design Architects who evaluated the existing VFW multi-story building that was purchased by the library in 2016.   Upon assessing the building code, they discovered that the upper three floors of the building were deemed ‘unusable’—even for storage—without the installation of fire prevention measures, a costly stairwell and substantial structural steel. Despite this discouraging news, the ‘footprint’ of the older structure will be used while the library’s new front design will fit into the neighborhood. The new design of the building will better accommodate the circulation desk, offices and the children’s area.

According to Marjorie Hyrb, Library Board President, “Our work with the construction firm and the architect was extremely valuable in making this determination. The goal for the new library has always been to provide more space, better access and meetings rooms that will best serve the public at the most reasonable cost. We believe that these new plans will achieve these goals!”

 Adamstown Area Library ~ Brief History

First Adamstown Library Location was a tool shed.
First Adamstown Library was housed in a chicken coop. (1945)

The Adamstown Area Library was founded in the mid-1940s by the Adamstown Woman’s Club. The initial collection was approximately 100 books. In 1954, the library moved into 400 square feet of space in the basement of the Adamstown YMCA. In 1988, it became evident to the Woman’s Club that growth in the area and increased library usage warranted hiring their first library staff person. In February 1990, the Adamstown Woman’s Club founded the Friends of the Adamstown Library in an effort to raise funds for the library. Also in the early 1990s, the Lancaster County Library System established geographical areas to be served by specific library locations.

This became the basis for the allocation of state, county and municipal funds for the library. A further change occurred in 1995 as Adamstown became a member library of the Library System of Lancaster County. It was at that time the library established a Board of Trustees to act in a fiduciary capacity and to ensure ownership of the library was in the hands of the Board of Trustees and the local boroughs and municipalities it served. In 1997, the library applied and was granted 501(c)(3) status as a non-profit organization. In 1998, the library moved from the YMCA location to its present location at 3000 North Reading Road. The Adamstown Borough leases the space to the library for one dollar

Complete History of the Adamstown Area Library

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4th Annual “Hit the Links for the Library” Golf Tournament to Benefit the Adamstown Area Library

Manor Golf Club will host the 4th Annual “Hit the Links for the Library” Golf Tournament on Saturday August 25th to benefit the Adamstown Area Library. Registration for the 4-person scramble begins at 12:30 and the event starts at 1:30 pm.

The registration fee of $80 per person includes golf & cart, driving range, greens fees, complimentary water, tea, beer, soda & snacks, a free future golf round, and dinner by Little Dickee Q. Contests and prizes include: closest to the pin for men, women, and juniors; longest drive for men, women, juniors; and a $10,000 hole in one contest hole.

To register, please contact the Adamstown Area Library at (717) 484-4200 or at Please register and pay by August 15th, 2018. For questions, please contact Mitch at Tee sponsorships are $100 for businesses and individuals. Corporate sponsorships are also available.

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The Adamstown Area Library is located in Lancaster County serving Adamstown and Denver Boroughs, Brecknock, East & West Cocalico, and Spring (Berks) Townships. It is known as one of the friendliest libraries in the area. While the library holds an abundance of print, audio and video materials, it is also a full service passport agency

and offers an array of children, adult and technology programming. We would love to continue to offer these programs and be able to add more programming that benefits our community in the future. In order to do so, we need additional funding as our government funding has continually decreased over the past few years. Hit the links to help keep the Adamstown Area Library an active part of your community!

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Media Contact:
Mitch Fasnacht

Kathy Thren



Newcomers and Neighbors of Lancaster Club raises $1,250.00 for Public Libraries!

The Newcomers and Neighbors of Lancaster Club check presentation for Public Libraries of Lancaster County

Members of the Board of Newcomers and Neighbors of Lancaster County present, as part of their community service project, a check for $1,250 to Renee Christiansen, the Youth Services Manager of the Library Service of Lancaster County, for the Local Public Libraries of Lancaster County to purchase new children’s books.  Pictured from left to right are: Josie Smith, Co-chairperson of Community Service, Elaine Long, President of the organization, Christiansen, and Cheryl Waack, Co-chairperson of Community Services.


The Library System of Lancaster County is pleased to announce that The Newcomers and Neighbors of Lancaster Club raised $1,250 to benefit the Public Libraries of Lancaster County. The community group chooses two groups or organizations each year to support. This year they chose the Public Libraries of Lancaster County as recipient of their fundraising efforts. Funds are to be used for the purchase of children’s books, as specified by the Club. All books purchased with the funds will be recognized with a bookplate honoring The Newcomers and Neighbors of Lancaster for their support.

Renee Christiansen, Youth Services Manager for the Library System, acknowledges the generosity of the group on behalf of the public libraries, “It’s wonderful that they selected the Local Public Libraries this year!”

About the Club

Newcomers and Neighbors Club of Lancaster was originally founded as Welcome Wagon of Lancaster East in June 1968. It was reorganized as Newcomers and Neighbors Club of Lancaster in June 1998. The club is a nonprofit social organization of women whose purpose is to extend a friendly and neighborly hand to new and longer term residents of Lancaster County by introducing them to others and starting them on a new social life in their communities and to promote an interest in our towns. The club offers the opportunity to participate in a wide variety of special interest groups, such as a book club, card groups, and knitting and to visit area attractions in the company of other club members. Additionally, the club offers local community service and volunteer opportunities as needs arise during the year. Membership, established by payment of annual dues, is open to all women residents of Lancaster County regardless of their length of residency. General meetings of the member (dinners or luncheons in area restaurants) are held monthly, September through June.


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Local Public Libraries receive $1,300 from The Comic Store!

The Comic Store Logo

The Library System is pleased to announce that The Comic Store in Lancaster raised $1,300 to benefit Lancaster County’s Public Libraries as a result of hosting this year’s Free Comic Book day!  The event took place on Saturday, May 5th at their McGovern Avenue location.  The public libraries will use the funds to purchase graphic novels for their collections.

When visiting The Comic Store that day, each customer received one free comic book. For each additional copy Joe Miller, store owner, requested that a donation of 50 cents be collected at the register. All of the donated money will be used to buy graphic novels and books for the Lancaster County libraries.

Last year The Comic Store collected over $1300.00 for the local libraries.  Three years ago, The Comic Store won the National Award of Best Charity from Diamond Comic Distributors for its efforts in sponsoring this fund-raiser.

Lancaster County’s Public libraries also gave away comic books to Teens and Tweens at public libraries in Lancaster County that have received free comic books since 2005.

Joe Miller, Owner of The Comic Store enjoys participating in this annual Comic Book Day promotion.  He sees the value that graphic novels hold for teens,  “All of the technical and critical evaluative skills needed for comprehension of the written word comes into play when one reads a graphic novel or comic book. I am extremely proud of my customers who unselfishly paid a fifty cents for each extra comic bought on Free Comic Book Day!   Some of them added several dollars.  Thanks to them!”

The Comic Store
28 McGovern Avenue
Lancaster, Pa.  17602
(717) 397-8737
cell (717) 808-5207

For more information about The Comic Store, visit:

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To connect with the public libraries in Lancaster County, visit Find a Library

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May 5th is FREE Comic Book Day…and local public libraries benefit!

The Comic Store Logo

The Comic Store in Lancaster is hosting a day of FREE comic books at their McGovern Avenue location on Saturday, May 5th from 9:00 am – 8:00 pm compliments of the store owner, Joe Miller.

The Vader’s Fifth 501 Legion Garrison Carida was such a huge hit last year that they are returning this year with even more Star Wars characters! We expect a whole plethora of cosplay characters to be visiting our store and parking lot, including Batman, Batgirl, and Steampunk Wonder Woman.  Make plans now to visit our store May 6th!!

As always, each customer receives one free comic book. For each additional copy we request that a donation of 50 cents be collected at the register. All of the donated money will be used to buy graphic novels and books for the Lancaster County libraries.

Last year The Comic Store collected over $1300.00 for the local libraries. Three years ago, The Comic Store won the National Award of Best Charity from Diamond Comic Distributors for its efforts in sponsoring this fund-raiser.

Lancaster County’s Public libraries will also have comic books to give away to
Teens and tweens at public libraries in Lancaster County have received free comic books since 2005.

Ed Miller, Special Services Manager in charge of Bookmobile services countywide is very enthusiastic about this annual Comic Book Day promotion. He sees the value that graphic novels hold for teens, “For some of the teenagers that we see, graphic novels are the only literature that they will look at — and yes, comic books can be serious literature. We are extremely grateful for the assistance that Joe Miller gives to support library outreach to teens!”

The Comic Store
28 McGovern Ave.
Lancaster, Pa. 17602
(717) 397-8737
cell (717) 808-5207

For more information about The Comic Store, visit:

For information about the public libraries in Lancaster County, visit:

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Rock Your Socks Off at the Milanof-Schock Library!

Rock Your Socks Off Fundraiser

Looking for a local event that will be fun for the whole family?

The Milanof-Schock Library in Mount Joy is throwing a super-fun, music-inspired, family-friendly, dance-party fundraiser in the library on Saturday, February 24 from 4 – 6pm.

Local DJ Stan Tucker will be spinning tunes of the decades and testing parents’ rock music memories with music trivia! The Library invites attendees to dress in costume to represent a favorite music era (optional) and jump in the costume parade! Enter the Limbo contest and get goofy with sing-a-longs! Anyone interested in attending can brush up on music trivia, do some stretching to get ready for a little limbo (optional), practice your dance moves, and mark your calendars for some family fun!

Tickets can be pre-purchased and are available at the Library’s front desk for $3 each that includes all of the previously mentioned entertainment (and MORE!) as well as a slice of pizza and a drink. Additional food will be available at the event for an additional cost (while supplies last). Bring a little extra spending money to participate in raffles or to purchase something from the souvenir shop! All proceeds from the event help the Library!


Please visit the Library’s website for more information about its services, calendar of events, and news.


9th Annual Miniature Golf at the Quarryville Library!

Go Fore Golf Event @ Quarryville Library

The Quarryville Library staff are pleased to announce their Ninth Annual “Go-Fore Golf at the Quarryville Library,” a fun, family-focused indoor miniature golf fundraiser designed to energize the public and build community partnerships.  The event is sponsored by Ferguson and Hassler Supermarket and A&A Auto Sales and Service.

The event scheduled for Saturday, February 24, 2018, will consist of a sixteen-hole miniature golf course INSIDE the library that weaves in and around our bookshelves.  The community will have a chance to come out of the cold and play a unique round of miniature golf through the library, enjoy lunch or dinner at our “17th Hole Café,” sponsored by Stoner, Inc. Join in the fun by participating in other family-friendly activities, all while helping to raise money for the library!

Hours for regular golf are from 10:00 am – 3:00 pm. We’re closing the course for a few hours, to reopen at 6pm with GLOW GOLF: a glow-stick-lit course with glowing golf balls! Glow Golf will last from 5 pm until 8 pm.

  • For Regular Golf, from 10:00am – 3:00pm, admission is $5.00 for adults / $3.00 for children 12 and under.
  • For Glow Golf, from 5:00pm – 6:00pm, admission is $6.00 for adults / $4.00 for children 12 and under.

Schedule of Events

  • 10 am – Doors Open
  • 10 am – 3 pm – Friends of the Library Book Sale
  • 11 am – 2 pm—Balloon Animal Art & Face-Painting
  • 3 pm – 5 pm – Course closed for intermission
  • 5 pm – 8 pm – Course Open for GLOW Golf


Players may be of all ages but groups are limited to five players. Prizes will be awarded for the best pre-school, child, teen, adult, and senior score of the day! We strongly suggest that Tee times be made in advance; although, not required.  Call the library at 786-1336 or by visiting our website

Please note on Go-Fore Golf Saturday, the library will be closed for regular business. There will be no passport appointments taken, and no passport walk-ins will be available. Computers will not be available for use. However, items due that day can be returned in the book drop. Thank you for your understanding.

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Adamstown Library to host BUCK$ for BOOKS Dinner and Auction!


Join  The Friends of the Adamstown Area Library for an entertaining, fun-filled evening when they will be hosting their 12th Annual Bucks for Books Dinner and Auction to benefit the library on Saturday November 11 at 6:00 pm.  This year the event will be held at the Fox Chase Golf Club in Stevens, PA.  There will be a live auction, a silent auction, raffles, gift certificate sales, and a 50/50 drawing.  Also don’t miss out on the return of  the “Mystery Wine Table”!

 View the list of items

Dinner tickets are only $40.

Be sure to reserve your ticket today since the event is two weeks away!

Tickets are available at the library or from any Friends’ Board member.
Contact Carol Lewis 717-484-4858
Walk-ins welcome after 6:00 pm at no charge.

ADM Bucks for Books poster


Ephrata Public Library to host “Ephrata Unexpected” Fundraiser!

Ephrata Unexpected Event Logo

Ephrata Public Library and Downtown Ephrata to host Unexpected Event Fundraiser!

Date: Saturday, October 14, 2017

5:00 – 9:00 p.m.

Downtown Ephrata will come alive with the smells, sights and sounds of the world at Ephrata Unexpected, an international nighttime bazaar and communal dinner to benefit the Ephrata Public Library and Downtown Ephrata, Inc.. The Whistle Stop Plaza, located on Main Street, will come alive as guests embrace the diverse cultures and heritages represented in Lancaster County.

$25.00 per ticket, which looks like a passport, allows a guest access to the night market, music and a seat at the community table. Children 12 and under are free.  Tables and chairs will be provided, but guests bring their own complete table setting.

Ephrata Unexpected Press Release

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