To date we would like to thank everyone for their generous donations to our 2023 Patron Fundraiser:
David & Katy Albanese
Bill & Sarah Beal
Glenn & Sandy Borger
Tom & Nancy Chuss
Walter M. Evans
Lisa & Mark Farnan
Marie E. Fluck
Garry & Tracy Haidle
Roshaun & Amanda Kerdzaliev
Mark & Maria Kukla
Sean & Faith Lex
Maria & John McCartney
The Miller Family
Kathie & Frank Romano
Matt & Jill Silvius
Mr. & Mrs. R. Yatchshyn
We also thank the 54 Anonymous contributors.
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 $3,400.00 a month to run the library, not including the purchase of books.
In 2022, the library incurred special expenses beyond regular utility bills, insurance bills and supplies. It was necessary to replace the following items: the computer at the check-out desk, a computer battery backup and modem, an external hard drive, a printer, an entrance light, a light in our parking lot and parking lot signs. We also made improvements by installing a third light and pole in the parking lot, purchasing a wireless access point router and updating our Microsoft Word. All told, the necessary repairs and improvements cost the library $2,240.00.
Despite the challenges of COVID, the library continues to be as active as possible. Our adult book group meets the second Tuesday of each month. The Preschool Storytime Program meets bi-weekly throughout the school year with participants receiving craft supplies for each session. During the summer we hold a program for preschool through third grade children by providing books, activities and crafts.
The library receives no state funding and is entirely dependent on the continuous 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 is necessary to 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!
Valerie Viglione, Board President
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.
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.