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Book Sale FRIDAYS for Konkle Library in Montoursville — June & July

Book Sale FRIDAYS for the months of June and July will be held every Friday (Noon-6 P.M.) at the Montoursville W.B. Konkle Library on Broad Street. It’s time to stock up for summer reading.  First sale begins June 3, 2022.

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, Puzzles and Music CDs are available for sale.

This activity raises needed funds to buy needed items for the Konkle Library and to support the Montoursville community. This fundraiser also provides huge financial support of the children’s summer reading programs hosted at the library all year long.

Donations of New and Used books & DVDs in good condition accepted during these hours too.

Come see the beginning of the “Refresh” efforts of transforming the Konkle Library.

Konkle Library Capital Campaign

Montoursville Community Bank Supports W.B. Konkle Capital Campaign

m&t presents a check to konkle library
Pictured: Dennis Correll, Board President; Rex Hilton, Honorary Chair; Mindy Woodruff, Universal Banker; and Renee Flock, Branch Manager.

M&T Bank recently joined with so many other businesses to support the W.B. Konkle, committing $5,000 to the capital campaign. As the library undergoes a major renovation of its space, the goal is to improve accommodations for people of all ages and abilities and to give W.B. Konkle Library a whole new “Refresh”.

M&T Bank is an American banking holding company with over 780 branches in nine states, including Pennsylvania. M&T’s core principles include “making a difference in people’s lives” and believe their supportive work environment makes a difference for all of its employees which in turn benefits its customers in all the communities they serve. The bank supports diverse range of civic, cultural, health and human service organizations.

Dennis Correll, W.B. Konkle Board President, states, “The Library continues to be honored by such supportive businesses in Lycoming County/Montoursville area who have joined with so many others in the community to support this community effort to revitalize our local library resource.” At its peak, over 40,000 items were borrowed in one year with over 3,500 patrons utilizing the library on a regular basis. We continue to see our Summer Reading Program expand and look forward to this summer’s theme of “Oceans of Possibilities”, exploring our oceans, aquatic life and how it impacts our lives.

Due to the current environment, the goal has been raised to account for increased cost of construction and our new goal rests at $425,000. “I am confident that we will reach that goal this spring”, Correll said.

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.”

Miele Manufacturing Supports Konkle Library Capital Campaign

miele manufacturing supports konkle library campaign
Pictured: Rex Hilton, Honorary Chair; Dennis Correll, Konkle Board President; & Nicole Miele, Director of Charitable Giving


Louis & Nicole Miele, third Generation owners of Miele Manufacturing/ Pennsylvania Skill Company located in Williamsport is supporting the “Refresh” capital campaign in a big way.

After seeing several recent newspaper articles and photographs about the Konkle library capital campaign, Louis & Nicole wanted to support the Montoursville Community. Nicole and her children have a love for books and have used the Konkle Library many times.

The “Time to Refresh” campaign committee met with the Miele’s in Williamsport, and they shared their on-going commitment to non-profits across the state and wanted to be a part of this campaign.

Dennis Correll, W.B. Konkle Board President, states, “The Library is honored by such individuals as the Miele’s who are generational icons of Lycoming County/Montoursville area and have joined with so many others in the community to support this effort to revitalize our local library resource.”

Early in 2020, Miele’s purchased the former Gander Outdoors location in Muncy after they closed their doors in December 2019. The 56,250 square foot facility is being renovated to handle the manufacturing of their merchandise and for the corporate offices to be located all in one facility. Fall 2022 is scheduled for its grand opening.

As the library undergoes a major renovation of its space, the goal is to improve accommodations for people of all ages and abilities and to give W.B. Konkle Library a whole new look.

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.”

EQT Foundation Awards Grant to Support Konkle Library Capital Campaign

EQT Foundation awards grant to support local library
Pictured: Dennis Correll, Konkle Board President; Rex Hilton, Honorary Campaign Chair and Kelly Coppadge, EQT Corporation.

The EQT Foundation, the philanthropic extension of EQT Corporation, the nation’s largest producer of natural gas, recently awarded the W.B. Konkle Memorial Library in Montoursville a $20,000 grant to support its “Time to Refresh” campaign.

The library is currently undergoing a major renovation with a goal to improve accommodations for people of all ages and abilities, while giving W.B. Konkle Library a whole new look.

Dennis Correll, W.B. Konkle Board President, states, “The Library continues to be honored by such industry partners of Lycoming County/Montoursville area who have joined with so many others in the community to support this community effort to revitalize our local library resource.”

EQT is new to northeastern Pennsylvania, after having acquired Alta Resources earlier this year. “EQT is proud to be part of the communities where we live, operate and work. We believe it’s our responsibility to give back,” said Kelly Coppadge, EQT Local Government & Community Affairs Specialist. “W.B. Konkle is a tremendous asset to this community. These planned improvements will help the library continue to grow its presence in the community, while introducing new children and families to the joy of reading and learning.

As the library undergoes a major renovation of its space, the goal is to improve accommodations for people of all ages and abilities and to give W.B. Konkle Library a whole new look.

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.”

Susquehanna Community Bank Supports Konkle Library Capital Campaign

susquehanna community bank supports konkle library
Pictured: Michael R Loeh, Vice President/Commercial Relationship Manager; Rex Hilton, Campaign Chair; Jessica Osborne, Community Bank Officer; and Dennis Correll, Board President.

Dennis Correll, W.B. Konkle Board President, recently announced the support of Susquehanna Community Bank (formerly West Milton State Bank). Correll states “The Library continues to be humbled by so many local industry partners of Lycoming County/Montoursville area who have joined us in the community effort to revitalize our local library resource.”

“Another facet of our efforts is to have Mr. Rex Hilton as our honorary campaign chair”, Correll said. Mr. Hilton is the commercial relationship manager at Susquehanna Bank and former treasurer of Konkle Library. “When the board was developing potential volunteers for our campaign, Rex was at the top of our list because of all of his community efforts for various nonprofit organizations in Lycoming County”, according to Correll.

Correll goes on to say that he is impressed with Susquehanna Community Bank’s commitment and corporate focus for its employees to volunteer at community events and donating to local non-profits, “What a great corporate commitment to the Lycoming County Community that we can all benefit from.”

According to Michael Loeh, Bank Vice President, “For over 100 years, we have been helping our family, friends, and neighbors succeed in the communities we serve” adding “Susquehanna Community Bank is pleased to be a part of the Montoursville community and to assist with this important capital campaign for the W. B. Konkle Memorial Library.”

As the library undergoes a major renovation of its space, the goal is to improve accommodations for people of all ages and abilities and to give W.B. Konkle Library a whole new look.

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.”

Fairfield Auto Group Supports Konkle Library Capital Campaign

american legion post club 104 supports konkle library
Pictured: Krista Wise, Konkle Board, Dennis Correll, Konkle Board President Harry Swank- SR Vice, John Heist- Commander, Jeff Hamilton- Finance Officer, Greg Glover- Adjutant, Don Merrill- Chaplin, John Gottschall- SGT, Doug Rupert- JR Vice


W.B. Konkle Memorial Library announced a generous gift from the Montoursville Eugene Grafius American Legion Post Club No. 104.

The “Time to Refresh” campaign committee reports a donation of $15,000, multi-year commitment towards its largest fundraising initiative in its history.

Dennis Correll, W.B. Konkle Board President, states, “The Library continues to be honored by such organizations as the Montoursville American Legion, Post Club No. 104 who has joined with so many others in the community to support this community effort to revitalize our local library resource”.

The Mission of the American Legion is to enhance the well-being of America’s veterans, their families, our military, and our communities by their devotion to mutual helpfulness.

Correll indicates that supporting efforts such as the renovation of the library demonstrates that the American Legion’s mission is certainly fulfilled by their generosity.

As the library undergoes a major renovation of its space, the goal is to improve accommodations for people of all ages and abilities and to give W.B. Konkle Library a whole new look.

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.”

Montoursville Kiwanis Club Supports Konkle Library Capital Campaign

montoursville kiwanis club presents a check to konkle library
Front Row: Victoria Hurwitz, Secretary; Joseph Harner, President; Lindsey Harner, Incoming Secretary; Dennis Correll, Konkle Board President; Andrea Tira, Key Club Advisor; Second Row, Megan Hazel, Barry Schreiter, Susan Wertz, Brad Deacon, Treasurer; and Bruce Buckle.

W.B. Konkle Memorial Library announced on Friday a generous gift from the Montoursville Kiwanis Club.

The “Time to Refresh” campaign committee reports a donation of $10,000 towards its largest fundraising initiative in its history.
Joseph Harner, Kiwanis Club President said, “The Kiwanis mission is to help kids in the community. With everything the Konkle library provides in this capacity, supporting them in their initiative is an easy decision for our organization.”

Kiwanis empowers communities to improve the world by making lasting differences in the lives of children. As their mission, Kiwanis strives to be a positive influence in communities worldwide — so that all children will wake up in communities that believe in them, nurture them and provide support.

Dennis Correll, Konkle Board President, states, “The support of a community organization such as the Kiwanis shows their commitment to assist other organizations, such as Konkle Library, who serve children of all ages in the pursuit of learning opportunities.”

As the library undergoes a major renovation of its space, the goal is to improve accommodations for people of all ages and abilities and to give Konkle Library a whole new look.

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.”

Mid-State Beverage Co. Supports Konkle Library Capital Campaign

the library receives a check from midstate beverage
Pictured: Rex Hilton, Honorary Chair; Ted Weiss, General Manager; Paul Gephart, Sales Manager; Dennis Correll, Board President and Don Heim, Owner Midstate Beverage.

You never forget your hometown and what it means to you, according to Don and Betty Jo Heim who recently committed a $25,000 gift to the W.B. Konkle Memorial Library Capital Campaign.

After seeing several recent newspaper articles and photographs about the Konkle library capital campaign, Mr. Heim wanted to find out for himself what was going on in his town where he was born and raised.

The “Time to Refresh” campaign committee met with Mr. Heim and his management team at Mid-State Beverage in Williamsport, and he shared his life-long commitment to community libraries across the county and felt he needed to be a part of this campaign.

According to Mr. Heim, libraries such as Montoursville’s Konkle Library “serve a great purpose in the community and it is the kind of resource that is open to anyone, no matter their economic level or their level of education.”  Heim said, “I appreciate that we live in a county that has libraries in the various small towns so that no one has to travel a great distance to experience and benefit from a local library.”

Dennis Correll, W.B. Konkle Board President, states, “The Library continues to be honored by such individuals and icons of Lycoming County/Montoursville area who have joined with so many others in the community to support this community effort to revitalize our local library resource.”

Founded in 1970 by Donald H. Heim, North Central Pennsylvania’s Premier Beverage Wholesaler Mid-State Beverage Co. strives to be a market leader. Mid-State Beverage Co. focuses on consistency, customer service, and community.

As the library undergoes a major renovation of its space, the goal is to improve accommodations for people of all ages and abilities and to give W.B. Konkle Library a whole new look.

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.”

Fairfield Auto Group Supports Konkle Library Capital Campaign

konkle library receiving giant check from fairfield auto group
Fletcher Quigley, Used Car Manager; Eric Hamilton, Sales Manager; Donna Miller, campaign co-chair; Rick Quigley, General Manager; and Dennis Correll, Konkle Board President.


W.B. Konkle Memorial Library announced on Tuesday an exciting and generous philanthropic gift from the Fairfield Auto Group/Bill and Lorraine Manos Foundation.

The “Time to Refresh” campaign committee reports a donation of $25,000 towards its largest fundraising initiative in its history.

Rick Quigley, General Manager of Fairfield Auto Group, said, “Giving back to our local community means a lot to our organization. Being able to support local non-profit organizations means we can show our appreciation to our customers who benefit from the Konkle Library and who have supported our auto business.”

Dennis Correll, Konkle Board President, states, “The support of an organization such as the Fairfield Auto Group demonstrates their commitment to assist organizations in our community that are serving Lycoming County residents.”

As the library undergoes a major renovation of its space, the goal is to improve accommodations for people of all ages and abilities and to give Konkle Library a whole new look.

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.”

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.

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.

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: 

Montoursville W.B. Konkle Memorial Library Board of Trustees names new Board President

The Board of Trustees of the Montoursville’s W.B.
Konkle Memorial Library proudly announces its officers beginning January 2021….