Exeter Community Library

Exeter Community Library

Who needs to hear from you?

Your public libraries depend on the support of state, county and local governments, local clubs and non-profit organizations. These entities have many competing demands on their limited funds and need to know that you value the library as a community resource.

County Government

Commissioner's Office, Berks County Services Center, 633 Court St., 13th Fl., Reading PA 19601
Office Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Phone: 610-478-6136
Email: commissioners

Townships and Boroughs

State and county funding is tied to the local support your library receives. Use this link for township and borough information.

Local Clubs & Organizations

Please remember your library when your group is donating to worthy causes.



The Friends of the Exeter Community Library would like to welcome you to become a NEW FRIEND or to join the Friends again for this new year 2014. You can find a membership letter in the Friends Alcove off the lobby in the library or download a membership letter. Just mail it in or give it to a librarian at the main desk.

Friends Calendar For 2015

Spirit Day
Chick-fil-A on Monday, April 6 from 11-7
Bring a coupon to Chick-fil-A Exeter and 15% of your bill will be donated to the Friends of the Exeter Community Library.
Spin the wheel 11-2 and 4-7

Friends Spring Book & Bake Sale
Tuesday, April 28 from 4-8 (Friends Only)
Thursday, April 30 from 12-7
Friday, May 1 from 12-7
and Saturday, May 2 from 9-1 (Bag of Books for $5)

Saturday, May 9 at noon
Lunch and program

Friends Flea Market
Saturday, June 6 from 8-1
In the library, lots of goodies

Friends Fundraiser Big Breakfast at Dairy Queen
Saturday, September 19 from 8-10
$7 Tickets sold at the library prior to event

Fall Book and Bake Sale
Friends Only- Tuesday, October 13 from 4-8
Thursday, October 15 from 12-7
Friday, October 16 from 12-7
Saturday, October 17 from 9-1, bag of books $5!

Boscov's Friends Helping Friends
Tuesday, October 20 beginning 9AM

Friends Bazaar
In the Library, Saturday, November 7 from 9-1
Direct sales, baked goodies, crafts and more

Friends at Chick-fil-A Fundraiser Week
Starting November 30

Friends Big Holiday Sale
Wreaths, cookies, crafts
Saturday, December 5 from 9-4
Sunday, December 6 from 12-3
leftovers sold in the library after that weekend

Please look for any changes to our calendar events on the Friends Bulletin Board in the Friends Alcove off the lobby in the library.

The Friends sponsor the one and only Magazine Exchange in the lobby of the library the first Saturday of every month from 10 to 12. Bring a few of your magazines in that day and take a few different ones home with you. Magazines should be 6 months or newer.

The Friends take donations of books in good condition until Monday, March 22. Donations will be accepted again begining Monday, May 18.Click here for information about how to donate books.

The Friends sponsor a Cash for Causes card from the Giant Market. If you are interested in knowing more about this fundraiser email Irw103@hotmail.com.

What do the Friends Do?

  • The Friends try to create public support for expanding the library's programs and building needs.
  • We help to provide materials and services for the library that are not included in the regular budget.
  • The Friends work to promote legislation and appropriations that will benefit the library.
  • Each year we would like our membership to grow so that we can provide all these services and more in the future.

    How to Become a Friend

    We would like to encourage all our readers to join the Friends if they have not done so already. It is very easy and we would like you to help us in any way that you can. If you would like to join us just to show your support for the library, that is OK, too.

    You can find out more about us by reading the bulletin board in the library or watching for our news on this web site each month.

    Join Our Mailing List

    Remember, we have an email address where you can reach us to ask questions or send us information or suggestions that will help us to improve the Friends exlibfriends@verizon.net. Print out this form and mail it with your contribution to Friends of the Exeter Library, 4569 Preswick Dr., Reading PA 19606. Also, we're on Facebook! Log on to Facebook.com and search for "Friends of the Exeter Community Library" and "LIKE" us! Get top Friends news and info about fundraisers and other happenings!