Your support of the Blue Mountain Community Library is greatly appreciated. Along with your financial assistance, we are grateful for all 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 $3,500.00 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.
It was necessary to replace the following items: two telephone systems and a wireless router and cable installed by our IT technician.
This library receives no state funding and is entirely dependent on the continuous generosity of our patrons, volunteers, municipalities and fundraisers. As we steadily increase fundraising efforts, we are still below our profits of pre-pandemic income.
Moving forward, the library continues to be as active as possible. Our adult book group meets the second Tuesday of each month. We hold a Preschool Storytime Program bi-weekly throughout the school year with participants receiving free craft supplies for each session. During the summer, we held six programs for preschool children through third grade students; all activities and craft supplies were free to participants. In August, we ended a very successful summer program with a magician who entertained all in attendance. In September, we hosted a well-attended luncheon featuring local author Ethan Joella. The services we provide to our community are achieved by the commitment of 27 adult volunteers.
Our collection consists of 20,122 items with 547 added in the last year. Currently we are updating our non-fiction materials for all our readers. We are very proud of the materials we offer and will continue to purchase new items on a monthly basis.
We encourage you to make a New Year resolution to visit the library and browse our shelves. With your help, we look forward to doing more in 2024.
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.
Mr. Pastie Fundraiser
Tickets are $7.00 and will be available to purchase at the library between February 12 and March 16, 2024. Pastie choices are beef with onion, beef with no onion, chicken, or veggie. Tickets must be redeemed at Mr. Pastie between April 1 and June 29, 2024.
Help support the library and a local business!
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.