Sponsorships

Library supporters—businesses, organizations, and individuals—are encouraged to sponsor library programs, collections, resources, or individual books, materials, or magazine subscriptions. These are projects that are not currently included in the operating budget—therefore they truly are enhancements. Names of sponsors will be prominently featured with the supported projects so that library customers are aware of your support.

The Public Library for Union County produces a Catalog of Enhancements with a list of desired improvements to help sponsors select projects.

 

Book Sales

Book sales and public libraries go hand in hand. These events raise funds for the library and are a fun way to add to your personal collection.

West End Library
Book and Bake Sale – May 7 & 8, 2020
Location: Hartley Township Recreation and Youth Center, 45 Ball Park Road, Laurelton

Herr Memorial Library
Book Sale – May 16, 17 & 18, 2019
Location: Herr Memorial Library, 500 Market Street, Mifflinburg

Public Library for Union County

Summer Book Sale – July 17 – 20, 2019
Location: Faith Lutheran Church, 2349 Old Turnpike Road, Lewisburg

Fall Book Sale – November 13 – 15, 2019
Location: Public Library for Union County, 255 Reitz Blvd, Lewisburg

 

Book Donations

Herr Memorial Library: Donations are accepted during library hours. If the donation is over five boxes, please call first at 570-966-0831.

Public Library for Union County: Donations are accepted during library hours. Bring books to the loading dock at the side of the library building at 255 Reitz Blvd., Lewisburg. Please ring the doorball and someone will assist you. Call ahead at 570-523-1172 to make sure someone is available to meet you.  PLEASE DO NOT LEAVE BOOKS OUTDOORS DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER.

West End Library: Call ahead at 570-922-4773 to arrange a drop-off.

 

Donation Guidelines For All Libraries
The following is a guide of items we would like to have donated as well as what we are unable to use. All donations should be in good condition, clean, dry and odor-free.

We accept items of all types, but we prefer:

  • Books published within the last 5 years
  • Recent Bestsellers
  • Copies of classic titles
  • CDs or DVDs (that still play)
  • Children’s books

For the health and safety of our customers, volunteers and staff we are unable to use items that are:

  • Damaged
  • Wet
  • Moldy
  • Buggy
  • Have a strong odor
  • Chewed
  • Burnt
  • Dirty

We must dispose of books that we cannot sell and this consumes much volunteer labor. So, before donating, please ask yourself, “Would I buy this book?” If not, please recycle these items yourself or through:

HandUP Foundation
262 Willow Street, Milton, PA
570-742-3000

 

Help with Used Books
Volunteers are needed year round to sort and organize books. Many hands are needed prior to the Book Sale for set up, sales and clean up. Interested in helping out?  Fill out a volunteer form & we’ll get in touch.

 

Fundraising Events

Herr Memorial Library

Mini Golf – November 8 & 9, 2019

Public Library for Union Library

Wendy’s Dine-In Fundraiser – August 12, 2019

West End Library

Mr. Sticky’s Fundraiser – First two weeks of November

Other

Online Shopping at AmazonSmile
When shopping on Amazon.com, log in at Smile.Amazon.com, assign your local library, and 0.5% of your purchases will be donated to the library.

Raise the Region
The libraries of the Union County Library System have participated in the Raise the Region crowd funding event organized by the First Community Foundation Partnership of Pennsylvania which takes place the second week of March. Learn more at www.RaiseTheRegion.org.

Contact Information

Herr Memorial Library
(570) 966-0831, herr@herrlibrary.org

Public Library for Union County
Roberta Greene, Director: (570) 523-1172 ×224

West End Library
Wendy Rote, Director: (570) 922-4773, wellib@westendlibrary.org