Get Your Chill On!
Friends of Easttown Library Support the Library with Two Fundraisers this Holiday Season
From November 20th to December 20th, Handel's ice cream pint cards will be for sale and the proceeds will benefit Easttown Library. The cards, which make great stocking stuffers, babysitter gifts, and teacher gifts, are available for $5.25 and are good for an entire year.
Holiday raffle baskets are back! This year's raffle features eight lovely selections of fun books and winter village scenes. Tickets will be available between November 20th and December 20th, and the drawing will be held on December 21st. Purchase one ticket for $2.00 or three tickets for $5.00. All proceeds benefit the library.
New and Improved Classics Collection
Easttown Library has improved the section of its print collection previously labeled School Reading Paperbacks (SRP). It is now called The Classics Collection. Located in a section of shelving between large print and fiction books, The Classics Collection contains a selection of timeless works from numerous countries and centuries. This collection also includes required high school reading titles from the Tredyffrin/Easttown School District. Teens, book group members, and anyone interested in reading classic literature will enjoy browsing this newly enhanced collection.
First Priority Bank Makes Donation to Library
On Thursday, November 14th, First Priority Bank presented the Easttown Library Foundation with a commemorative check in the amount of $2,500. This donation was made possible by the Pennsylvania's Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) program, which allows eligible businesses to make donations to participating educational nonprofits in exchange for tax credits. Funds contributed by the bank will be used to support expanded science programming at Easttown Library for youth (K-12). Pennsylvania Senator Ted Erickson and Easttown Library Foundation President Denny Leeper looked on as and Library Director Alan Silverman accepted the check from Mary Ann Messmer and Jane Gardner of First Priority Bank on behalf of the Foundation.
Grant News at the Easttown Library
The Easttown Library recently applied for and received a $5,000 Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) Moving PA Forward Grant. PA Forward is a Pennsylvania Library Association initiative that fuels educational and economic opportunities for all citizens. It promotes information literacy to ensure that citizens know how to use current technology and online resources to expand their knowledge, to enhance their job skills and to fully participate in our digital society. These generous grant funds will help the library update its information literacy collection as well as offer additional computer technology-related classes.