News and Announcements
Basement Sale for Friends of Konkle Library in Montoursville
September 17th and 18th
On Friday, September 17 & Saturday September 18, 2021 the W. B. Konkle Memorial Library continues with its Fall Friends Bookroom/Basement Sale from 10AM-5PM (Friday) and 9AM-1PM (Saturday)
As active volunteers of the local Montoursville Library, the Friends of the Library have collected thousands of treasures to share at very reasonable prices, by the book or by the bag. An abundant selection of Children’s, Adult Fiction, Non-Fiction, Romance, Mystery, Large Print Books, Videos and Music CDs are available for sale.
This activity raises much needed funds to buy books, videos and other needed items for the Konkle Library and to support the Montoursville community. This fundraiser also provides huge financial support of the children’s reading programs hosted at the library all year long.
Donations of New and Used books & DVD’s in good condition will be accepted during these hours too.
For more information on the Konkle Library, please visit www.Konklelibrary.org
Montoursville Rotary Club Supports Konkle Library Capital Campaign
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.
Bags and Baubles for Books!
The Konkle Library will host a sale of “gently used” bags and jewelry at the Fall Festival in September. But, first, we have to collect the purses, backpacks, messenger bags, tote bags, and jewelry! Here is how you help.
- Check your closets and drawers.
- Select “gently used” purses, bags, and jewelry you no longer use. Make sure all bags are empty.
- Bring your donations to the library at Konkle Library, 384 Broad Street.
- Mark your calendar for September 24-25 so you can replenish your stock with bargains at Montoursville Fall Festival!
- All profits will benefit our library.
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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