Your support of the Blue Mountain Community Library is greatly appreciated. Along with your financial assistance, we are grateful for those who regularly visit the library and participate in our events.
We continue to remain open Monday through Saturday from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm and Monday and Thursday from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm.
It costs approximately $3,300.00 a month to run the library, not including the purchase of books.
This past year, the library incurred special expenses beyond regular utility bills, insurance bills and supplies. In the fall of 2021, we contracted with our provider to redesign our webpage. Also, last year we needed to replace the keypad to our entrance door. These two items totaled $2,534.00.
Despite the challenges of COVID, the library remained as active as possible. Our book group met the second Tuesday of each month. The Preschool Storytime Program met on Facebook from January through May, and in the fall it was held at Weona Park. All participants were provided with craft supplies for each session. Currently, the program meets at the library (reservations required).
The library receives no state funding and is dependent on the generosity of our patrons, volunteers, municipalities and fundraisers. The pandemic continues to dictate our fundraising efforts and has resulted in a loss of fundraising opportunities that normally yield $5,000.00. Your contribution would help us stay open, provide all of our programs, and purchase new books for you.
Please donate to keep your library not only functioning but flourishing!
The library offers used hardcovers and softcovers/paperbacks for adults and children, as well as DVDs, puzzles, and audiobooks for sale in the Book Nook on the second floor. Each item is marked with a price sticker.
Can you help serve as a fundraising coordinator or assistant? If interested, speak with the library manager.
Monday, September 19 through Saturday, October 15
– Items are new and will be displayed on the first floor of the library
– Items are posted here on our website and on our Facebook page
– You may visit or call the library to place your bid
– To place a bid by phone, provide your contact number, item number, and bid amount for each item
– Bid increments must be at least $1.00
– There is no limit to the number of times you may bid on an item(s)
– The winning individuals will be contacted by telephone on Monday, October 17
Thank you for your support!
Silent Auction Items:
-American Classics Hand Mixer
-American Classics Electric Griddle
-Bel Fer Skiller 10.25”
-Servapetit Loaf & Casserole Dish set
-Servapetit Round Casserale Dish with Lid
-Chefman Electric Wine Opener
-Brentwood Coffee Maker
-Cuisinart Panini Press
-Hamilton Beach Indoor Searing Grill
-Hamilton Beach Toaster Oven
-Travel Mugs Set of 2
-Grace Elizabeth Duvet Set – Queen
-Polartec High Loft Throw
-Eternal Living Spray Mop
-Eternal Living Power Scrubber
-Bamboo X-Frame Hamper
-Amy Miller Home Bathroom Set
-Bliss Bamboo Bathroom Set
-Bell and Howell Portable Air Compressor
-Bell and Howell Car Vac
-Bell and Howell Heavy Duty Car Mats
-London Fog Astor Croco Shoulder Bag
-London Fog Adailia Croco Wristlet
-London Fog Brielle Croco Satchel
-Vera New York Maderia Tote Bag
-Vera New York Wessex Satchel
Join us Tuesday, September 27
509 E. Main Street, Pen Argyl
Noon – Closing
Eat in or take out
All orders benefit the Blue Mountain Community Library
CAFE ON BROADWAY:
Dine at the Cafe on Broadway on October 20 to support the BMCL and a local business!
Turn in Weis receipts from within the past year, from the stores in Brodheadsville, Mt. Pocono, Lords Valley, East Stroudsburg (Eagle Valley), Marshalls Creek, Bangor/Pen Argyl, and Tannersville. Thank you! The library receives 1% of most purchases listed on the receipts.
The library is operated by a group consisting of approximately twenty-five volunteers. It is thanks to our volunteers that the library thrives. The library is always looking for individuals to volunteer. If you would like to help us provide a valuable service to the community, you may fill out a form obtainable at the front desk.
The library is also currently seeking volunteers to help fundraise. If you are interested, please contact the library.