Mifflin Community Library

Mifflin Community Library

What is PA Forward?

PA Forward is an initiative of the PA Library Association that endeavors to make libraries community centers of information, technology and learning by focusing on five main literacies. They are: Basic, Information, Civil and Social, Health and Financial. Here at the Mifflin Community Library we are committed to offering services and programming that help to further the PA Forward initiative in our community.

Staff & Trustees

Library Staff

  • Patricia Reichl, MLIS-- Library Director
    Patty has an Masters of Library and Information Science degree from the University of Pittsburgh. She moved to Berks County in 2006 and has worked in several libraries since then. She is a new mom who enjoys spending time with her family and pets. Her favorite literary genres are mysteries and thrillers.
  • Andrea Hunter – Youth Services, Part-time
    Andrea graduated from Shippensburg University with her BA in English and a theatre minor. She has been working as a children's librarian in Berks County for fifteen years. When she isn't at the library, she is happily chasing and running her four children to activities. She loves picture books, graphic novels, poetry, scary movies, yoga and coffee. Come say hello at story time!
  • Cheryl Sylvernale – Programs/PR Coordinator, Part-time
    Cheryl graduated from Emerson College with a Bachelor of Science in communications with a major in public relations and advertising. Her experience includes more than seven years of public relations experience. During the school year she volunteers as a tutor with the Berks County's Ready, Set, READ! program, and in her spare time she enjoys gardening, traveling, reading and spending time with family and friends.
  • Amber Bernhard - Library Assistant, Part-time
    Ambur graduated from Kutztown University with a major in electronic media/public relations, which serves her well in her job with BCTV. She was a favorite volunteer at MCL before becoming a staff member.
  • Melissa Cronrath - Library Assistant, Part-time
    Melissa is a graduate of Governor Mifflin High School and was formerly both a library volunteer and a Board Member. Melissa knows many of our patrons' favorite authors and is MCL's interlibrary loan processor. She's the mother of a GM graduate and enjoys reading the latest fiction bestsellers.
  • Patti Hutchinson - Library Assistant, Part-time
    Patti, a nurse with a master's degree in Community Health Nursing from American University, is a resident of Brecknock Township and was a library volunteer at MCL prior to being hired. Patti originated the Bedtime Storytime Program. She's the mother of two GM graduates and enjoys botany, yoga, hiking, and contra dancing.
  • Melissa Inderbitzen - Library Assistant, Part-time
    Melissa has an AA degree with a major in word processing from the Community College of Allegheny County. She lives in Shillington and also works as a lunch aide at Cumru Elementary School.
  • Liz Latch – Library Assistant, Part-time
    Liz graduated from Governor Mifflin and is the mother of three library-card-holding patrons of Mifflin Community Library. Liz loves watching classic movies and rereads Laura Ingalls Wilder's "Little House" books every year.
  • Jennifer Hartranft - Library Assistant, Part-time
    Jenn holds a BA in English: Professional Writing from Kutztown University, has several Marketing Research certifications, and has some credits towards a MSLS from Clarion University. Her time clocked (working and other) at libraries in Berks and Lancaster counties is gaining on the nine plus years she’s been a Consumer Market Research Analyst in the baby product industry. Jenn is proud to finally join the staff at Mifflin on the OTHER side of the circulation desk. Connecting with her family, friends and pets; exploring creative expression, personal growth, healing, and nutrition; enjoying time outdoors; reading; listening to NPR; group exercising; diving into the latest home projects; and savoring quiet time are Jenn’s passions
  • Lisa Nuss - Library Assistant, Part-time
    Lisa has worked as a children's librarian at both the Muhlenberg and Kutztown libraries and is now happy to be working at Mifflin. Although she is no longer working as a children's librarian, she still enjoys reading and recommending children's books.

  • Ashley Drew - Library Assistant, Part-time

    Board of Trustees

    • President: Megan Huesgen, represents Cumru Township
    • Vice President: Colleen Stamm, represents Kenhorst
    • Secretary: Marilyn Eaken, represents Cumru Township
    • Treasurer: Carey Babczak, represents Cumru Township
    • Library Director: Patricia Reichl
    • Board Member: Marjorie Ahrens, represents Shillington
    • Board Member: Karen Cook, represents Mohnton
    • Board Member: Sheri Hoover, represents Cumru Township
    • Board Member: Patricia Shermot, represents Shillington
    • Board Member: Rebecca Worley, represents Cumru Township
    • Ex-Officio Board Member: David Silcox

    The Mifflin Community Library Board of Trustees meets in the library at 7 pm. on the 4th Wednesday of the month except for two months when there are no meetings and December, when the meeting is on the first Wednesday of the month. Meetings are open to the public and are listed on our Events Calendar.

    Board Meeting Minutes - 2017:

    Board Meeting Minutes - 2016: