Muhlenberg Community Library

Do you love your library?


Have we helped your children learn to love reading? Has your family enjoyed library books, movies, or computer services? Have you taken free classes or attended free programs that have enriched your life? If so, please consider supporting your library.

Ways to Support Your Library:

Donate Now Adopt-a-Book
Send a Donation Tell Us Your Story
Corporate Support Make a Bequest
Save Redner's Tapes Friends of the Library
Become a Trustee Volunteer Time
Library Wishlist Book Donations

 

The Muhlenberg Community Library is a non-profit 501(c)3, receiving public support from the State of Pennsylvania, Berks County, Muhlenberg Township, Laureldale Borough, and Alsace Township.

Donate Now

You can shop for the library right now by going to our Wish List page on our website or go to our Amazon Wish List account. Browse through the items we need and have them shipped to the Muhlenberg Community Library or drop them off at the front desk.

You can also use your credit card to make a tax-deductible donation to the Muhlenberg Community Library through JustGive.org. A tax receipt will be emailed to you from JustGive.org.

Use your credit card to donate to the Muhlenberg Community Library

Send a Donation

The Muhlenberg Community Library sends out a contribution letter twice a year to a limited number of supporters.  If you have been missed and wish to donate, please contact the library and we will mail a contribution letter to you.

Corporate Support

The Muhlenberg Community Library welcomes support from businesses.  To that end, the Muhlenberg Community Library has applied and been approved for the Educational Improvement Tax Credit Program (EITC).  The EITC designation gives tax credits to eligible businesses contributing to the Muhlenberg Community Library, an "Educational Improvement Organization", equal to 75% of its contribution up to a maximum of $300,000 per taxable year; and can be increased to 90% of the contribution, if the business agrees to provide same amount for two consecutive tax years.  For more details click on the link above.

Redner's Receipts

Apply for a Sav-a-Tape card at the office of your Redner's and use this card every time you shop. This card will automatically calculate and print a total of non-excluded items at the bottom of the tape.Then drop the entire Redner's receipt off at Muhlenberg Community Library. Muhlenberg Community Library will receive 1% of the totals from your receipts. Please take advantage of Redner's offer to support the library.

Make a Bequest

Make a lasting gift to support the library's mission to meet the educational, informational, and recreational needs of the community. Bequests can be made in the form of cash or property, or a percentage of the remainder of an estate.

The following language is one way to make bequests to the Muhlenberg Community Library:

I hereby give, devise and bequeath to the Trustees of the Muhlenberg Community Library, a nonprofit corporation, organized and operating under the laws of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, the sum of [$___ OR the rest, residue and remainder of my estate] to be used for the general purposes of the Muhlenberg Community Library or for [a particular program of your choosing].

We would welcome the opportunity to discuss your gift.

Adopt a Book

Honor someone special and help to build the Muhlenberg Community Library collection. Your tax-deductible donation will be used to purchase items for the library. A bookplate showing your name will be placed in each item. You may choose to dedicate the items to the memory of, or in the honor of someone special to you. This name will be shown on the bookplate as well. If you are a member of a club or organization, adopting a book could be a group project, perhaps continuing from month-to-month or year-to-year. Suggested categories:


Fiction - romance, mystery, science fiction, classics Health and Wellness
Biography Science
History Computers/Technology
Education Business
Gardening Government and Law
Cookbooks Language Learning
Sewing and Crafts Magazines
Audiobooks

Friends of the Library

The Friends Group supports the mission of the Muhlenberg Community Library through its membership, programs and fundraising.  If you are interested, please call 610-929-0589 or email muhlmw@gmail.com

Volunteer Time

Volunteers may find many ways to help the library, from keeping shelves orderly, to fundraising, to entering information into databases.  If you are interested in giving some time to the library, please complete the Volunteer Application Form and forward it to the library.

Become a Trustee

The Board of Trustees consists of volunteers from the community.  Terms of office are one year.  Board meetings are scheduled the second Monday night of each month.  If you are interested in becoming a Library Trustee, please contact the Library Director.

Donating Books

The Muhlenberg Community Library accepts book donations for our book sale. We gladly accept donations of gently used books, music cds, and dvds on a year round basis. Donations may be dropped off at the library during library hours. Thank you for your contributions!

We are unable to use:

  • Magazines
  • Encyclopedias
  • Travel books (older than 3 years)
  • Computer books (older than 3 years)
  • Textbooks
  • VHS
  • Reader's Digest Condensed Books