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.
MR. PASTIE FUNDRAISER:
If you purchased a Mr. Pastie fundraiser ticket, you MUST redeem your tickets by August 31, 2022
at Mr. Pastie
10 E. Bell Avenue, Pen Argyl
Help support BMCL and a local business!
SUNDAES AT WEONA PARK:
The Summer Sounds Concert Series is back! BMCL will be serving sundaes at Weona Park on Sunday, July 10 (The Large Flowerheads) and Sunday, July 24 (Philadelphia Funk Authority). Join us for a great night of music and ice cream sundaes and to support the library!
BOOK NOOK SALE:
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.