Category: Fundraiser

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:

http://www.lancasterbarnstormers.com

To take advantage of this offer please mention the Code:

LIBRARYSYSTEM

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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:
https://www.comicstorepa.com/press-free-comic-book-day-2017

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 www.lititzlibrary.org or call 626-2255.

Visit our Calendar Page: http://tinyurl.com/Jane-Austen-Tea

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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 news1165@gmail.com 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: https://www.facebook.com/adrianatrigiani

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

Royer’s Flowers “Bouquets for Books” returns!

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Visit local Royer’s Flowers locations from October 22 – November 5 to Benefit Public Libraries!

Royer’s Flowers and Gifts’ annual children’s book drive returns Oct. 22-Nov. 5 to benefit area public libraries. For each book, donors will receive a free bouquet, up to three per family per visit, while supplies last. Used books will not be accepted.

Participating Royer’s Locations:

  • Columbia:902 Lancaster Ave., Columbia
  • Ephrata: 165 S. Reading Rd., Ephrata
  • Lancaster West: 201 Rohrerstown Rd., Lancaster
  • Lancaster North: 873 N. Queen St., Lancaster City

In its first 10 years, Bouquets for Books has collected more than 15,000 books in the following counties: Berks, Cumberland, Dauphin, Franklin, Lancaster, Lebanon and York counties. Sister company Stephenson’s Flowers & Gifts has one store in Harrisburg.

Click here for the Public Libraries of Lancaster County’s Wish List

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May 7th is Comic Book Day @ local public libraries in Lancaster County!

The Comic StoreLancaster County’s Public libraries will have comic books to give away on Saturday, May 7th 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.  This year, The Comic Store will be selling 50 cent comics all day long to raise funds for the Graphic Novel collections in the Public Libraries of Lancaster County and the Bookmobile!   Last year $1,000 was raised for the Graphic Novel Collections.

Ed Miller, Special Services Manager in charge of Bookmobile services countywide is very enthusiastic about this year’s 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!”

In addition to The Comic Store, Comics and Paperbacks Plus in Ephrata and Sequential Arts in Elizabethtown will also offer free comic books, although quantities are limited.  All three comic stores are Summer Reading Sponsors.

Comic books are an original American art form, fun to read, with diverse story lines that capture the imagination. Teens and “tweens’ are encouraged to visit their local public library on May 7th and also to visit The Comic Store to take advantage of this incentive!

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Pequea Valley Public Library’s Yummy Fundraiser!

Ham  Cheese Flyer  singleHelp support the Pequea Valley Public Library by purchasing a Ham & Cheese Sandwich or Meal!  Your purchase will help purchase new books and general upkeep for the Intercourse Library and Gap Branch of the PVPL.  $3.00 per Sandwich and $5.00 per Meal.  For more details to place an order call 768-3160 or stop by the library at 13 Center Street, Intercourse, PA 17534!