You give so much to us–on 5/5 we also want to give back to you!

Next Tuesday, May 5, is not only our #EmmausDanceLibrary online dance party, but it’s also Giving Tuesday, a global day of generosity when everyone is encouraged to give to their community in some way.

Like a lot of organizations, the library is significantly affected by the current crisis, not only in terms of private donations, but also in public funding. Our supporting boroughs have had to make some tough budget decisions due to COVID-19, and that has resulted in deferring much-needed funds that were planned into our 2020 budget.

We know we are not alone in feeling the impact, and since the library is just one of many nonprofits you can choose to support on Giving Tuesday, we’ll be so grateful if you do that we’d like to return the favor.

We’re pulling out all the stops to create prizes for any and all donations of $25 or more on Giving Tuesday. We’re talking TikTok dance videos to the song of your choice, original poems written just for you, a hand-picked playlist of songs to fit your vibe … maybe even the occasional roll of highly coveted UltraSoft Charmin. That’s right. Silly or serious, we’re workin’ it!

Even better, the Friends of the Emmaus Public Library has kicked off a matching donations drive and will match up to $10,000 in donations beginning May 5 through June 1. That means your donation will be doubled. Thank you Friends!

Stay tuned to our website and social media, and watch for a special issue of BELONG Monday evening for a sneak peek at all the goodies we’ve cooked up for you at You never know what fun things you might show up — but only on Giving Tuesday, and only while they last!

Thank you for supporting the library