Category: Fundraiser

Royer’s Flowers “Bouquets for Books” returns!


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!