LEARN MORE ABOUT THE FRIENDS!
The Friends of the Emmaus Public Library was founded in 1998 after a steering committee comprised of East Penn citizen-volunteers met periodically to lay the foundation for the new group. A charter was drawn up, and Julia Brooks was appointed president of the fledgling organization.
The Friends work to fulfill the goals in the Mission Statement through six established committees. They are Program, Development, Hospitality, Finance, Governmental Relations, and Special Projects. Committee members meet at various times during the month as agreed upon. The membership-at-large meets once a months.
The Friends sponsor a book sale for the public every April in conjunction with the East Penn School District’s food provider and other community organizations. The 2019 Spring Book Sale is Saturday, April 13 (the members only preview night is the 12th) at Lower Macungie Middle School. Doors open @ 7AM – shop early for the best selection and stay late for the Brown Bag Blow Out from 3-3:45 PM!
Shop Small & Support Your Library Visit Dan Schantz Greenhouse for all of your Growing Needs, show our barcode via paper or app & the library gets $2 for each $10 purchased. Get your barcode here, at the front desk, or download the Dan Schantz app on your device.
Members receive invitations to special events, enjoy a preview night before the spring book sale, and receive the newsletter Friend to Friend. If you would like to join the Friends, call the library at 610.965.9284 or stop in and pick up a brochure containing a membership application. Here’s just a sampling of what your contribution will make possible:
- $15 = A new children’s book OR a music CD
- $20 = Reference materials OR an educational video
- $30 = Fiction/non-fiction additions to the adult collection
- $50 = Reference Books
- $75 = An unabridged book on tape
- $100 = Computer software
- $300 = An annual local newspaper subscription
- $450 = Financial services, such as Morningstar
- $500 = An out of area newspaper subscription
- $1,000 = Computer, Printer, or other Electronic Devices
Members receive invitations to special events, as well as the newsletter Friend to Friend. Check out our current issue here. If you would like to join the Friends, please call the library at 610.965.9284 or visit the library and request a brochure containing an application for membership.
WORDS ON WHEELS
The Words on Wheels program was launched in 1999 under the direction of the Program Committee of the Friends. Volunteers deliver books, large-print books, and audio books to house-bound residents who live within the library’s service area. The service is provided free of charge. The volunteer visits with the client and discusses what materials are preferred, as well as any special areas of interest the client might have.
If you are a resident of a municipality served by the Emmaus Library and would like to apply for Words On Wheels (or if you know of someone who is house-bound and might like to apply), please call the library at 610-965-9284. Brochures containing an application for this service are available at the circulation desk.