Library funding is a complex balance of public and private funding.
The Joseph T. Simpson Public Library is an independent non-profit organization 501 (c) 3.
There are 5 municipalities in the library’s direct service area:
- Borough of Mechanicsburg
- Borough of Shiremanstown
- Monroe Township
- Silver Spring Township
- Upper Allen Township
Funding for the library comes primarily from county, state, and local private sources. Five municipalities support the Simpson Library each year. As a member of the Cumberland County Library System (CCLS), the Simpson Library shares resources, materials, and technology with seven other public libraries in the county, controlling costs and expanding access to resources.
Each year, hundreds of library users support the library with personal donations. The Friends of the Library host book sales and special events to raise funds for the library.
Mission & Plans of Simpson
Joseph T. Simpson Public Library is a community center for learning and leisure.
Adopted: May 14, 2013 by the Joseph T. Simpson Public Library Board of Trustees
- Joseph T. Simpson Public Library is a place to imagine, discover, and learn with support from a knowledgeable staff providing traditional library services and state of the art methods of information delivery.
- Joseph T. Simpson Library will seek opportunities to build innovative partnerships promoting services and programs.
- Fiscal responsibility will be maintained through careful stewardship of resources.
Adopted May 14, 2013 by the Joseph T. Simpson Public Library Board of Trustees
View our 2014 - 2018 Strategic Plan. (PDF, 129KB, 18 pages)
View our 2014 - 2018 Strategic Plan at a Glance. (PDF, 74KB, 1 page)
The Joseph T. Simpson Public Library offers its services and materials at no charge. Your support is greatly appreciated!