2nd Annual Wine & Art Show

Get your tickets Today!

Tickets available:

1. In person at the library

2. By calling the library at 717-259-9000

3. Online: https://mkt.com/east-berlin-community-library


The time has come to start planning for East Berlin Community Library’s 2nd Annual Wine & Art Show. The event will take place in the newly expanded and renovated East Berlin Community Library, 105 Locust Street, East Berlin, PA 17316

The date and time are as follows: Friday, November 4, 2016, 6-9pm with vendor setup beginning at 5pm.

Brookmere Winery has already agreed to be our winery for the year as they did last year, with 20% of sales that evening coming right back to the library.

We are currently seeking artists to have tables that evening. I have already been in contact with the 12 artists we had last year, but if you are an artist and interested in hosting a table selling your artwork this year, please contact the library using the contact information below! We will be more than happy to send you an electronic copy of the vendor agreement. 25% of all artist sales come back to the library to support our ongoing literacy programs!

Thank you to tour wonderful patrons for spreading the word!

Thanks Brandt

Brandt A. Ensor
East Berlin Community Library
PO Box 1014, 105 Locust Street
East Berlin, PA 17316


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Fall 2016 Programming Schedule Now Available!

We’ve been handing out the paper copies of our Fall 2016 Programming Calendars for a few days now, but the online version is now available… It’s attached in the pictures here as well as on our Facebook Page today.

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EBCL In 4th Place For Rutter’s Vote For Your Dollars!









The race is on!
EBCL is in 4th place…
ask how you can help us
finish in the money!

Register using the Rutter’s Mobile App or at www.ruttersrewards.com



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Vote With Your Dollars @ Rutter’s: Benefit EBCL!

Luckily, the East Berlin Community Library will be a finalist in the 2016 Rutter’s Vote With Your Dollars Program.

If we collect the most votes, we will win our requested amount of $25,000 for our new children’s discovery zone, which will be an exciting learning space for all of our preschool and school aged youngsters inside the new East Berlin Community Library.

It is easy to participate, download the Rutter’s app to your smartphone or visit ruttersrewards.com to create an account using your Rutter’s Rewards cards. Once registered online or through the app, select the “Vote With Your Dollars” link and select East Berlin Community Library as your participant of choice. Every dollar you spend at rutters until the end of October will count as a vote for us.

It’s that simple! Please support libraries and learning in our area. Nothing more you need to do, except spend spend spend!

Thanks for supporting the East Berlin Community Library in this fun venture.

Steps to join us:

Customer Registration Instructions


1. Log in to www.ruttersrewards.com

2. Click the Vote with Your Dollars Button, thenSelect East Berlin Community Library from the list and click the Support selected charity button.

3. Each time you shop at Rutter’s using your Rutter’s Rewards card or Phone Number ID and passcode, it will now count as a vote for East Berlin Community Library. If we collect the most votes, our organization will receive a $25,000 donation from Rutter’s. It’s as easy as that!


Rutter’s mobile app

1. Starting at Rutter’s app home screen select the “Rewards” tile in the upper right hand corner.

2. Follow same directions as above!

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East Berlin Community Library Wins National Award

CHICAGO — The Public Library Association (PLA) has announced 13 2015 award winners honoring the best in public library service, innovation and outreach.

The Allie Beth Martin Award, sponsored by Baker & Taylor, recognizes a public librarian for demonstrating a range and depth of knowledge about books and other library materials and the distinguished ability to share that knowledge. This year’s award of $3,000 will be presented to Carolyn Gast, Head of Children’s & Teen Curriculum, Howard County (Md.) Library System.

The Baker & Taylor Entertainment Audio Music/Video Product Award includes $2,500 in audio music and video products for the circulating collection of the selected recipient. This year’s winner, Kirbyville (Tex.) Public Library, will use the award to expand the audio music/video circulation collection for juvenile patrons. The main focus for expansion will be in three specific areas: curating a selection of audio music and video products that stimulate visual pathways, pre-literacy skills, and provide exposure to varied vocabulary and languages; maintaining products that encourage development of language and logical reasoning as a vital part of literacy and social skills as well as interpersonal communication skills; providing products in the collection targeting preteen and teens with materials that address appropriate educational milestones in language, math, history, and science as well as addressing body image, personal ethics, conflict resolution, and peer pressure.

The Charlie Robinson Award, sponsored by Baker & Taylor, honors a public library director who has been a risk taker, innovator, and change agent with a $1,000 award. Susan Considine, Executive Director of the Fayetteville (N.Y.) Free Library was chosen for her vision, library outreach, and expansion. Former IMLS Director Susan Hildreth said that during her term as Director, “the Fayetteville Free Library, under [Considine’s] leadership… has served as a showcase for the community and for other libraries both nationally and internationally.”

The DEMCO New Leaders Travel Grant provides funds to new public librarians to enable their attendance at major professional development events. This year’s grantees receive grants between $1,000-$1,500 to attend a PLA continuing education event. Grantees are: Elizabeth Raczkowski, Youth Services Librarian, Rochester Hills (Mich.) Public Library; Erin Morrow, Adult Services Librarian, Beaumont (Calif.) Library District; Mallorie Colvin, Technology Specialist, Troy (Mich.) Public Library; Martha Cordeniz O’Hara, Head of Adult Services, Lake Bluff (Ill.) Public Library.

The EBSCO Excellence in Small and/or Rural Public Library Service Award honors a public library that demonstrates excellence in service to a community of 10,000 people or fewer. This year’s $1,000 award recognizes the East Berlin (Pa.) Community Library, for participation in the community’s week-long 250th anniversary “Founder’s Day” events, which included the hiring of an historical storyteller, updating the local history book, and hosting a family carnival.

The John Iliff Award, sponsored by Innovative, honors the life and accomplishments of John Iliff, early adopter and champion of technology in public libraries. This award provides a $1,000 honorarium to a library professional or library that has used technology and innovation as a tool to improve services to public library users. It is presented to Colin Tomele, Cleveland Heights-University Heights (Ohio) Public Library for the “Book a Room” custom online calendar.

The Romance Writers of America Library Grant is designed to provide a public library the opportunity to build or expand its romance fiction collection and/or host romance fiction programming. This year’s $4,500 grant is awarded to the Elkhart (Ind.) Public Library in order to develop a collection that serves the community. The library also plans orient staff to the new collection, host a writers workshop, and partner with a local theater to screen the newly released documentary, Love Between the Covers.

The Upstart Library Innovation Award honors a public library’s innovative or creative service program with a $2,000 honorarium. The 2016 winner is Gail Borden Public Library in Elgin, Ill. for Gold Star Partners, which took a traditional summer reading program in a new direction – providing new opportunities for learning and fun through involved community partners.

PLA also offers two awards for feature articles contributed to its bimonthly journal, Public Libraries. This year’s first place winner ($500 prize) is Kati Irons, Pierce County (Wash.) Library System, for her feature article ”Low-Hanging Fruit: Learning How to Improve Customer Service, Staff Communication, and Job Satisfaction with Process Improvement” (January/February 2015). The honorable mention and a $300 prize winner is Douglas Crane, Palm Beach (Fla.) County Library System, for his feature article “May I Ask You A Question? Lessons Learned from Interviewing Public Library Leaders” (November/December 2015).

PLA President Vailey Oehlke, along with the award sponsors and PLA members will recognize all of the award winners as part of the PLA Member Welcome Breakfast on Saturday, June 25, 2016, at the 2016 ALA Annual Conference in Orlando, Fla.

PLA award winners are chosen by the PLA Award juries and the Public Libraries Advisory Subcommittee. For more information on PLA Awards and to volunteer for jury or committee appointments, visit www.pla.org or contact the PLA office at (800) 545-2433, ext. 5PLA.

PLA is a division of the American Library Association. PLA’s core purpose is to strengthen public libraries and their contribution to the communities they serve, and its mission is to enhance the development and effectiveness of public library staff and public library services.

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Updated Donation Opportunities

More donation levels continue to sell for naming opportunities in our newly expanded and renovated library. If your family or business is interested in naming opportunities, please contact the Library Director today at 717-259-9000.

Here are the naming opportunities that are still available:




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Donate Online To EBCL!

The East Berlin Community Library has a great new way to donate online through Square. Click on the following link to donate online today….


Click the donation amount you would like to pay by adding that level to your basket. Then check out to process the donation and send it to the library!

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Support the East Berlin Community Library While Ordering On Amazon.com

Hi All,
While you’re ordering your holiday gifts consider this:
Amazon.com has a perfect way to do your online shopping this year and support the East Berlin Community Library. Click on the following link or picture below and a percentage of your purchase goes directly to the East Berlin Community Library. It’s that simple! Bookmark it on your computer and use it all year long.
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