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Friends Fund for New Books
$6,852 raised
34% of $20k goal
58 contributors
36 Days running

Clymer Library

Libraries are a result of caring people coming together to form a resource for collections of literary materials, benefiting the community it serves. In 1906, the community of Pocono Pines, Pennsylvania benefited from such an endeavor when the Clymer Library began its long legacy.

Today, the state of Pennsylvania dictates that 12% of Clymer Library’s annual operating budget be used for purchasing new library materials, including books, DVDs, online and other resources. Recently, as a result of COVID-19, a cutback in state funding and the cancellation of spring and summer fundraising events has led to the library being unable to fulfill this requirement.  In 2019, the library added 4,000 new items for the benefit of the community. It needs $20,000 to purchase new materials for 2020, which it does not have. The Friends of Clymer Library has decided to launch a limited campaign now through August 4, 2020 in order to fill this financial void.  

“The need for current new material is so important to the well being of the library and to the community. We pride ourselves on our ability and responsibility to find new, informative and enjoyable materials for everyone.” Anne Hogya, Library Director

As part of the Friends Fund for New Books campaign, the Friends of Clymer Library will match the first $5,000 raised by individuals and businesses with an additional $5,000, equaling a total of $10,000 towards the $20,000 goal. No gift is too small. Your support is greatly appreciated towards helping us achieve this goal by August 4, 2020. 

The Friends of Clymer Library was founded with the purpose of raising money to purchase items and materials that enhance visitors' experiences, everything from garden benches to children's corner needs and book racks to library materials as is evident by this Friends Fund for New Books campaign.  Money is raised through its membership campaign, the August Book Sale, an annual gala fundraiser, boutique sales and other events. 

"Fantastic little gem staffed by wonderful professionals and volunteers. Great children's reading program with plenty of activities each summer. Good selection of books and DVDs, and if you don't find what you are looking for, you can order via an inter-library loan." Peter Stinson, Clymer Library Patron

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Contribute $25 -$49 and you'll become a Friends member and enjoy all the programs hosted by the Friends at the library, including films, children's events and guest lectures.
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Friends Membership & Free CD or Book @ Book Sale
Contribute $50-$99 and get a free book or CD at the Friends Book Sale, plus you'll become a Friends member and enjoy all the programs hosted by the Friends at the library, including films, children's events and guest lectures.
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Friends Membership & Free CDs or Books @ Book Sale
Contribute $100 or more and get two free books or CDs at the Friends Book Sale, plus you'll become a Friends member and enjoy all the programs hosted by the Friends at the library, including films, children's events and guest lectures.
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