EBCL 2 Hour Delay – 2/10/16

Since the Bermudian Springs School District has called a 2 hour delay for Wednesday, February 10th, the East Berlin Community Library will open at 12noon tomorrow.  All morning programs are cancelled. See you at 12!

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Tax Season Already! A Way To Help The East Berlin Community Library Financially

East Berlin Community Library is partnering with H&R Block this tax season! Get a referral code from the library and take it to the office when you have your tax return prepared. If you are a new H&R Block client, we will get a $20 contribution. That’s it, its so easy to make a donation this year, just by having your taxes done.


Copy and paste the link below to print a copy of the referral code:


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Exciting News!

East Berlin Community Library Announced as a 2016 Finalist


East Berlin, PA (January 5, 2016) – East Berlin Community Library is pleased to announce that along with a select few charitable organizations in the region, East Berlin Community Library will be recognized as a finalist in the 2016 Nonprofit Innovation Awards program. [An alphabetical listing of all finalists follows at the end of this press release.]

An awards breakfast will be held on Friday, February 26, 2016, from 7:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. at the Wyndham Gardens York to recognize 35 central Pennsylvania nonprofit organizations and their leaders for developing creative ways to help the region’s citizens with limited resources.

During the program, the winning organization in each category will be revealed and they will receive a check to continue their good work in our community.

Everyone is welcome to attend the event, where they can congratulate and network with the honorees. Seats and tables can be reserved online at www.CPBJ.com/events.

The 2016 Nonprofit Innovation Awards are made possible by a partnership of the Central Penn Business Journal, the Lancaster County Community Foundation, The Foundation for Enhancing Communities (TFEC), and the York County Community Foundation. The presenting sponsor of the program is WellSpan Health. Other program sponsors include: Maher Duessel; Metro Bank; Philadelphia Insurance Companies; Temple University Harrisburg; and Engle Printing & Publishing.

For more information about these special awards, please visit www.CPBJ.com/events. Please contact Jill Caldwell with the Central Penn Business Journal at 717-236-4300 or jillc@cpbj.com with any questions.


List of 2016 Nonprofit Innovation Awards Finalists

Listed in alphabetical order within each awards category. The winner of each category will be revealed during an awards event to be held on February 26, 2016 at the Wyndham Gardens York.


Brand Identity/Unique Marketing Campaign Category

These nonprofits have used a new marketing concept to attract financial support, volunteers and/or clients.

Camp Hebron—Dauphin County

Central Pennsylvania Food Bank—Lebanon County

Susquehanna Service Dogs program of Keystone Service Systems Inc.—Dauphin County The Harrisburg Area Riverboat Society—Dauphin County

York County Heritage Trust—York County

YWCA Greater Harrisburg—Dauphin County


Collaboration Category

These nonprofits have executed an innovative program with another organization(s) for a common goal.

American Red Cross of Central PA—Dauphin County

Brethren Housing Association—Dauphin County

Dreamwrights Youth & Family Theatre—York County

East Berlin Community Library—Adams County

Employment Skills Center—Cumberland County

First Nonprofit Foundation—Dauphin County

ForSight Vision—York County

Lancaster Housing Opportunity Partnership—Lancaster County

New Hope Ministries—York County

United Way of Lancaster County—Lancaster County


Management Operations Category

These nonprofits have adopted sound management principles, leading to a significant increase in their organization’s ability to meet its mission.

Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet—Cumberland County

Mission Central—Cumberland County

South Central PA Sickle Cell Council—Dauphin County

UDS Foundation—Lancaster County


Programs Category

These nonprofits have created and implemented programs or events locally to increase the effectiveness of their mission.

Chinese Cultural & Arts Institute —Dauphin County

Diakon Child, Family & Community Ministries—Dauphin County

Family First Health— York County

Jewish Federation of Greater Harrisburg—Dauphin County

JumpStreet— Dauphin County

Ned Smith Center for Nature and Art—Dauphin County

The Arc of Cumberland and Perry Counties—Cumberland County

The Lancaster Symphony Orchestra—Lancaster County

York Jewish Community Center—York County


Nonprofit Leadership Excellence Category

This category identifies and recognizes an exemplary nonprofit leader whose accomplishments have advanced his/her organization and field of service.

Lindsay Drew, The Jessica Drew Sunshine Memorial Fund—Dauphin County

Jessica King, ASSETS—Lancaster County

John W. Lloyd, MANTEC—York County

Rev. Glen Miller, SpiriTrust Lutheran—York County

Jeannine Peterson, Hamilton Health Center—Dauphin County

Dr. Ronald E. Schafer, Central Pennsylvania Symphony —Dauphin County

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Winter 2015-2016 Programming Calendar is Here!

The time for a new programming season is soon upon us! Check the pictures below for our Winter 2015-2016 programming events which consists of the months of December, January, and February.

We hope to see you at the library!

Paper copies of our programming calendar will be available in the library later next week!

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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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Wheels of Time II: The Wheels Keep Turning

Wheels of Time II: The Wheels Keep Turning books are now available to purchase online through Ebay and Amazon.com. For the same price as in the library, with the addition of shipping charges, you can have this quality book which celebrates East Berlin’s 250th Anniversary. We can send all over the United States, so buy one today for friends and family close or far! Get your copy today.

Here are the links directly to the ordering pages of both sites:



Copies are available to purchase in person at the East Berlin Community Library, the East Berlin Borough Hall, and the East Berlin Beverage Distributors!

Buy yours today and support the local community!

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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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Our New Library…

The Board of Trustees and Staff of the East Berlin Community Library is excited to formally announce our plans for our Capital Campaign for the expansion and renovation of the East Berlin Community Library. Please click on the big picture below to find out why we need a newly expanded library in East Berlin, how much the new library will cost, and how your family can participate to turn our dream into reality!

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