An Exciting Announcement

East Berlin Community Library Plans Scholarship Program for Bermudian Springs High School Seniors


            The Board of Trustees and Staff of the East Berlin Community Library are proud to announce a recent donation of 135 shares of Procter & Gamble stock to the library which was donated by Richard and Linda Gawthrop. These funds will be endowed in memory of Linda’s parents Louis A. & Viola P. Miller. The interest accruing to this endowment fund will be used to provide scholarship opportunities to local high school seniors to give them an opportunity to aspire to their post high school educational goals.

            In 2015, one $500 scholarship will be awarded to a Bermudian Springs High School Senior using the following criteria:

  • Have been accepted to an accredited university, college, or technical school.
  • Have completed and turned in the application and required items by the deadline date.
  • Have an overall grade point average of 3.0 or higher.


            Like our other yearly endowments, the funds are managed by professional investment advisors with PNC Investments. Interest not used for the yearly scholarships will be reinvested to help the scholarship endowment grow. The Board of Trustees’ hope is that the scholarship endowment fund will grow in the future to support additional scholarships worth higher amounts.

            If you would like to join the Gawthrop family in establishing a scholarship endowment with the East Berlin Community Library, please contact Library Director Brandt Ensor at 717-259-9000. Questions can also be sent by email to Endowments of any type require a $1000 donation to establish. Unlike the building, operating, collection, and programming endowments already offered through the library, the scholarship endowment funds will be pooled together so the library can offer the maximum number of scholarship and highest values of scholarships each year. Scholarship endowments will continue to be recognized individually however on our endowment plaque and can be named in memory of or in honor of your family and loved ones.

            2015 East Berlin Community Library scholarship applications are due to the Guidance Office of Bermudian Springs High School by the end of the school day on March 31, 2015. Completed applications can also be mailed directly to the library at PO Box 1014, East Berlin, PA 17316, Attention: Scholarship Committee. Copies of the criteria and application forms are available at the Bermudian Springs High School Guidance office, at the East Berlin Community Library, or on the library’s website, The Board of Trustees wishes a bright future to the Class of 2015!

Click the following link for the criteria and application instructions: Scholarship Application 2015

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6th Annual Dinner & Silent Auction

Want to support the East Berlin Community Library while also enjoying a great meal with friends? The East Berlin Community Library will be having their 6th Annual Dinner & Silent Auction to benefit the library’s special projects in 2015. Please see the attached photos for more information. The event will take place on Friday, April 10th at 6pm. Dinner is served at 6:30 pm.

Inn94 always takes great care of us and their food is always delicious!

As we get closer to the event, we will start posting pictures of some of the items that will be available in the silent auction! Stay tuned to Facebook and our website ( for more information.

To register for the event, print off a response card and mail it back to the library with payment, or stop by the library during regular library hours.

Questions? Call 717-259-9000 or email

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Spring 2015 Programming Calendar Now Available!

Think Spring!

Please find our March, April, & May programming schedule attached in picture form. Hardcover copies should be at the library by the end of this week!


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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 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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2014 Annual Fund Drive Begins Now!

Our 2014 Annual Fund Drive brochure will be in your mailboxes soon! Please take time to consider East Berlin Community Library in your annual contributions this year. All of the funds raised from our annual fund drive go directly into library services, such as new materials, programming, and so much more! Be on the lookout for the trifold brochure in your mailbox this week. The cover looks like the photo here:

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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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EBCL 1/3 of the way to Capital Campaign Goal!

With a recent $25,000 donation from the Thomas L. Cline Foundation for the Young Adult Area of the library, the capital campaign has now raised over $450,000 towards its $1.2 million dollar goal.

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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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Sweet Smell of Succ…. COFFEE!

If you’ve been to the library over the last couple of days, you have smelled the rich smell of coffee permeating through the entire library. You may be thinking… is the library opening a coffee house? Well no, but we are selling East Berlin’s own Waters Edge Coffee to benefit the East Berlin Community Library’s expansion and renovation program. All beans are roasted, but are whole beans to maintain freshness. The sizes and prices for our special coffee are:
4 oz bag of whole roasted beans: $5
8 oz bag of whole roasted beans: $10

EBCL Library Mug to go with your coffee: $5

There’s even a special running, but you will have to check inside the library to find out what the special surprise is…. It’s a 4oz bag of beans, a coffee mug, and a very special surprise, all for $13.

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Support the East Berlin Community Library While Ordering On

Hi All,
While you’re ordering your holiday gifts consider this: 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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