Category: Fundraiser

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

Register at:

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Help support the Public Libraries of Lancaster County!

Your purchase of an Adult Ticket to a Barnstormers Game will benefit The Public Libraries of Lancaster County!

The Barnstormers will donate a portion of any Adult ticket purchased by an adult who wishes to attend ANY HOME Barnstormers Game with their child who has earned a Reading Reward Voucher!  $4.00 from each Adult ticket purchase will be donated to the Public Libraries of Lancaster County!

Eligible Game Dates

August 15, 2017 thru September 14, 2017


Tickets may be purchased at the Box Office or online:

To take advantage of this offer please mention the Code:


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May 6th is Comic Book Day @ local public libraries in Lancaster County!

Lancaster County’s Public libraries will have comic books to give away on Saturday, May 6th from 9:00 am – 8:00 pm compliments of The Comic Store in Lancaster, which is also hosting a day of FREE comic books at their McGovern Avenue location!

Thanks to Joe Miller, owner of The Comic Store, teens and tweens at public libraries in Lancaster County have received free comic books since 2005.  Last year The Comic Store collected over $1300.00 for the local libraries. Each customer who visits the store receives one free comic book. For each additional copy, we request that a donation of 50 cents is collected at the register. All of the donated money will be used to buy graphic novels and books for the Lancaster County libraries.

Two years ago, The Comic Store won the National Award of Best Charity from Diamond Comic Distributors for its efforts in sponsoring this fund-raiser.

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!”

Comic books are an original American art form, fun to read, with diverse story lines that capture the imagination. Public libraries have graphic novels for young readers, middle grades and up. Teens and “tweens’ are encouraged to visit their local public library on May 6th and also to visit The Comic Store to take advantage of this incentive!

For more information about The Comic Store, visit:

Click here for information about your local public library!

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Jane Austen Society Tea to Benefit Lititz Public Library

The Jane Austen Society of Lancaster County is hosting a tea as a fundraiser for the library. Enjoy tea with savories and sweets. Jane Austen Society members, dressed in period costume, will elegantly serve you as you enjoy music and more. Tickets are $22 per person, with proceeds benefiting the Lititz Public Library. In addition, attendees will have the opportunity to participate in a silent auction of many delightful items. Tickets may be purchased at the library.

The Jane Austen Society Tea will feature a silent auction of some quality items that you won’t want to miss:

Brandywine River Museum of Art (4 Complimentary Admission Tickets)
Bully’s Restaurant in Columbia ($30 Gift Certificate)
Chadds Ford Winery (4 Complimentary Wine Tasting Certificates)
Dutch Apple Dinner Theatre ($50 Gift Certificate)
Lancaster History.Org  (Family pass Wheatland)
Mount Vernon (George Washington’s home – 4 Complimentary Daytime Admissions)
National Watch & Clock Museum (4 Museum Tickets)
Railroad Museum of PA (2 Complimentary Passes to RR Museum)
Rock Ford Plantation (1 Year Family Membership)
Strasburg Rail Road Co. (2 Complimentary “Coach ride” Tickets)
Winterthur (2 General Admissions Passes)
Jane Austen Society Members (Baskets and other items)

Tickets may be purchased at the Lititz Public Library, 651 Kissel Hill Road. For more information, visit our website at or call 626-2255.

Visit our Calendar Page:

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Retirement Community to hold a Rock-A-Thon Fundraiser for the Bookmobile

The residents at the Zerbe Retirement Community love the Bookmobile! When they learned that the current Bookmobile was in need of replacement, they immediately went to work in planning an event that would help the cause and give special meaning to their residents.   They have organized a Rock-A-Thon that will happen on Friday, April 7 from 2:00 – 4:00 pm at the Zerbe Retirement Community located at 2499 Zerbe Road, Narvon, PA 17555.  Participating residents and staff will rock in rocking chairs for 30-minute intervals.  The ‘rockers’ are looking for sponsors and they are confident that by asking 5 people to each donate $20 in support for their rocking time, they will help raise much-needed funds to help purchase the bookmobile.

Cheryl Heineman, Activities Director, headed the project with the same level of enthusiasm as the residents. She said, “We really love our bookmobile and want to support it any way we can!”

To sign up and join in the Rock-A-Thon fun, call 717-445-4551 and ask for Kristen Groff. All donation checks should be made payable to The Library System of Lancaster County.  Refreshments will be served during the event.

Rock-A-Thon Flyer

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Adriana Trigiani Author Appearance ~ General Admission Tickets now available!

Tickets for luncheon spots are SOLD OUT!  However, we do have good news since we now have General Admission Tickets for sale!  The cost of General Admission tickets is $35, which includes hearing the author presentation AND a reserved copy of Kiss Carlo to be released in June. Contact Sue Newswanger at 717-354-8016 or email at to purchase tickets. Checks should be made payable to The Council of Friends.

General Admission Ticket Order Form

Adriana Trigiani is coming to Lancaster County! The award-winning author will appear at the 2017 Spring Author Luncheon on Thursday, April 27, 2017 at 12:00 noon at the Calvary Church, 1051 Landis Valley Rd, Lancaster, PA.  The Council of Friends of Public Libraries, Aaron’s Books and the Library System of Lancaster County will host the luncheon, which is a fundraising event for public libraries in Lancaster County. “Trigiani’s appearance is generating much excitement among readers who look forward to hearing about her upcoming book, Kiss Carlo.” says Mary Ann Heltshe-Steinhauer, public relations manager for the Library System and committee member on The Council of Friends.

About the Author
Adriana Trigiani, Italian American best-selling author, is beloved by millions of readers around the world for fifteen bestsellers, including the blockbuster epic The Shoemaker’s Wife; the Big Stone Gap series; Lucia, Lucia; the Valentine series; the Viola series for young adults; the bestselling memoir Don’t Sing at the Table and All the Stars in the Heavens, an epic tale from the golden age of Hollywood. She is the award-winning filmmaker of the documentary Queens of the Big Time. Trigiani wrote and directed the major motion picture Big Stone Gap, based on her debut novel and filmed entirely on location in her Virginia hometown. She lives in Greenwich Village with her family.

About Adriana’s upcoming book, Kiss Carlo
Adriana Trigiani explores the vibrant, complex Italian-American experience in this dazzling novel that brings to life the golden years of post-war America—a celebration of ambition, risk, love, reinvention and one remarkable family with a secret. It’s 1949 in south Philadelphia. Diligent, hard-working and proud, the Palazzinis have built a solid life for themselves and their three sons. Now that World War II is over, their sons, each one a decorated veteran, have returned home to the family cab company, to rejoin their world as it was before they left. A captivating, multilayered novel about the power of family secrets, the triumph of true love over grief, and the courage to risk everything for the American dream, Italian style.

To learn more about Adriana Trigiani, visit her website:

General Admission Ticket Order Form

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The Bookmobile will be at The Comic Store for an Extra Give Event!

Extraordinary Give! Day of Giving ~ November 18, 2016

November 18th is the big County-wide Extra Give promotion!

The Library System of Lancaster County is featuring the Bookmobile at
The Comic Store
28 McGovern Ave, Lancaster, PA 17602
5:00 – 7:00 pm
Friday, November 18

All visitors and customers making a donation to the Bookmobile any time that day receives free comics (from out designated stock) and a donation of $10.00 or more receives a free graphic novel (from our designated stock).

Also that day, Saturday and Sunday features a
“Buck a Comic” day featuring numerous boxes of $1.00 comic books!

The Comic Store is open Friday and Saturday 10:00am to 8:00pm and Sunday Noon to 5:00pm