Emmaus Public Library could not freely offer its collections, events, public computers, and other resources without your generous support.

While two thirds of the library’s funding typically comes from state and local government, one third must come from private sources. During the COVID-19 crisis, private funding is even more crucial as public funds are reduced due to the economic impact on local municipalities. Your generous donation is always appreciated, and even more so at this time.
Thank you.

Emmaus Public Library is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit registered with the Pennsylvania Department of Charitable Organizations.

More ways to support the library

  • Automatic Donations: Support the library throughout the year by setting up an automatic monthly donation for any amount.

  • Checks: Write a check to the Emmaus Public Library and drop it by or mail it to us at: 11 E. Main St., Emmaus, PA 18049.

  • Cash: Drop donations in the cash box at the front desk or in the donation jar while attending events.

  • Annual Fund: Watch for the library’s annual appeal letter each fall and make the library part of your holiday giving.

  • Legacy Gifts: Include the Emmaus Public Library in your estate plan. Speak to your financial advisor or tax professional about bequeathing assets in your retirement plan, life insurance policy, or other financial or investment accounts.

  • Amazon Smile: If you shop at Amazon, use Amazon Smile and choose Emmaus Public Library to have the library receive a small percentage of your purchase at no cost to you. Go here to learn how.

  • Monthly Raffles: Enter the monthly raffles at the library for a chance to win great prizes donated by local businesses.

  • Gift Books: Celebrate special events such as birthdays, anniversaries and graduations — or honor the memory of a loved one — by making a book-gift donation in their name for as little as $25. Go here to learn more about gift books and submit this form with your request.

  • Gift Cards: Donate gift cards to the library to purchase craft or office supplies, or to be used as prizes for Summer Reading Clubs.

  • EPL Swag: Show your EPL pride with a logo tote bag ($10), sticker ($2), or jigsaw puzzle ($20).

  • Friends of the EPL: Join The Friends of the Emmaus Public Library for as little as $10 a year, help organize events to support the library, and attend the members-only preview night at their annual book sale to shop early for the best selection.

  • Friends’ Book Sales: Attend the Friends’ big annual book sale (usually in the spring, but postponed to the fall this year), with thousands of books for readers of all ages, as well as puzzles and bookish gifts starting at just .50 cents. This popular event is held at Lower Macungie Middle School (6299 Lower Macungie Road in Macungie), and doors open at 7 a.m. Every purchase supports the library. The Friends also hold a holiday book sale each December at the library.

  • Book Sale Nook: Shop all year long in the library for gently used books and puzzles at great prices, sponsored by the Friends of the EPL.

  • Dan Schantz ‘Monthly Maddness’ Card: Purchase a card at the library for $20 and pick up a gift each month for a full year at Dan Schantz Greenhouse (a $75 value).

  • Hot Beverages: Buy a K-cup at the library and enjoy hot coffee, tea or cocoa while you browse for books.

  • Volunteer: Donate your time and talents to the library by becoming one of our awesome volunteers. Go here to download a volunteer application or pick one up at the desk.

  • Donate Items: Clean out your bookshelf and donate gently used books, DVDs, CDs or puzzles in good condition to be added to our collection or sold by The Friends of the Emmaus Public Library. Go here for our donation guidelines.

Thank you for supporting the library!