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W.B. Konkle Memorial Library releases Long-Range Plan

W.B. Konkle Memorial Library announced on Friday that its Board has adopted a new Long-Range Plan for the library and the Montoursville Community.

The Long-Range Plan, found on the library’s webpage, details a three to five year plan that will enhance the “Time to Refresh” capital campaign currently underway.  The campaign, its largest fundraising initiative in its history, has a goal of $325,000 goal and is well on its way to success, announcing $230,000 has already been donated.

The Long Range Plan outlines initiatives such as renovating the facility, building the endowment fund, developing a plan for comprehensive programming for fall ages, developing a volunteer staffing plan, and implementing an enhanced communication to the public of the activities of the library.

Dennis Correll, Volunteer Board President, is pleased that the board is creating a new vision for the library.  “Montoursville is so fortunate to have an iconic facility and a highly treasured community library.  I continue to be in awe at the level of activity that occurs in such a small library.  I am blessed to volunteer for such a great community service and with great volunteers and staff. We look forward to our revealing of our “Refresh” renovation in 2022.

As the library undergoes this major renovation of its space, the goal is to improve the library for people of all ages and abilities.  This project addresses the need to accommodate both the physically challenged and our youngest populations.

Anyone interested in donating can stop in to pick up a contribution form, or call 570-368-1840 to have a brochure mailed.  Online donations can also be made by visiting: www.fcfpartnership.org/give/donate-online  and choosing “Konkle Memorial Library Fund.”  The campaign committee is comprised of Rex Hilton, Honorary Chair; Robert Weaver and Donna Miller, campaign co-chairs; Dennis Correll, Board President; and Rosemary Holmes and Krista Wise, board members.

Montoursville Rotary Club Supports Konkle Library Capital Campaign

konkle rotary club check

W.B. Konkle Memorial Library announced on Friday an exciting collaboration with the Montoursville Rotary Club and its Capital Campaign.

The “Time to Refresh” campaign committee reports a donation of $2,400 towards its largest fundraising initiative in its history, $325,000 goal.

Wendy Weaver, immediate Past President of the Montoursville Rotary presented to Dennis Correll, Konkle Board President and Canda Fogarty, Head Librarian a check to support Konkle Library’s efforts to renovate the library.

“On behalf of the Montoursville Rotary Club & the Rotary Foundation Grant, we are happy to help out our local community library with our support while they are going through renovations and being revitalized.”, said Weaver.

The Rotary’s motto of “Service Above Self” is demonstrated by their commitment to support the mission of Konkle Library as a community asset that serves all of Montoursville residents; as they believe it makes lasting change.

As the library undergoes a major renovation of its space, the goal is to improve accommodations for people of all ages and abilities. This project addresses the need to accommodate both the physically challenged and our youngest populations.  The new configuration creates more private units for tutoring, research and private reading areas.

For those who are interested can stop in to pick up a contribution form, or call 570-368-1840 to have a brochure mailed.  Online donations can also be made by visiting: www.fcfpartnership.org/give/donate-online  and choosing “Konkle Memorial Library Fund.”  The campaign committee is comprised of Rex Hilton, Honorary Chair; Robert Weaver and Donna Miller, campaign co-chairs; Dennis Correll, Board President; and Rosemary Holmes and Krista Wise, board members.

Library Service Update

On Monday, April 12, 2021, following the guidelines developed by the CDC and the Office of Commonwealth Libraries, Konkle Library will allow patrons to browse the shelves to choose books, including the Children’s Room, for 30 minutes. Appointments are not required.

To ensure the safety of the staff and other patrons, a mask or other face covering is required to enter the library.

Social Distancing must be maintained.

3 public computers will be available for patron use on a first come, first serve basis. The computers can be reserved for 1 hour by calling the library.

Hand sanitizer will be provided at “Sanitation Stations” throughout the library for use before and after browsing the books and using the computers.

The following services will not change:

  • Holds can be picked up at the Circulation Desk. To maintain social distancing, 2 patrons at a time may pick up holds. Holds may be placed online at konklelibrary.org or by calling the library at (570) 368-1840. Patrons will be notified when their holds are ready for pickup.
  • Printing, copy and fax services will be available.
  • Books and DVDs must be returned in the Book and DVD drops BEFORE ENTERING the library. Materials will continue to be quarantined for 72 hours before being checked out or re-shelved.

Our hours will remain:

Monday – Friday 10 AM – 5 PM
Saturday 9 AM – 1 PM

We have installed Plexiglass shields at the Circulation Desk and clean and sanitize frequently for your health and safety.

Thank you for your patience and cooperation as we continue to follow a gradual plan to re-open the library to ensure the health and safety of the community.

We need your input! 

On the heels of the Library’s 75th Anniversary, Konkle Library will adopt a new Long-Range Plan that will drive our future in the Montoursville Community. To assist the Board with the Long-Range Plan, please complete the anonymous survey here: 

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