There are many ways you can help to ensure that the Joseph T. Simpson Public Library will continue to provide valued quality library services for generations to come. Online donations are processed through PayPal. You do not need a PayPal account in order to make an online donation. Please indicate in which fund you’d like your donation to be placed. Here is a description of our various funds.
Friends of the Library Membership
Every great library needs great friends! And the Simpson Library has an outstanding Friends group that provides thousands of dollars in financial and volunteer support to the library each year. The Friends of the Joseph T. Simpson Public Library are a membership organization with annual dues. Dues range from a $20 minimum up to any amount you wish to give. Renewal letters are sent on an annual basis requesting renewal of your membership. Friends members receive an invitation to attend their Members Only Preview Nights held on the evening prior to each of their three books sales held in February, June and October. Join the Friends now and pay by credit card through PayPal, or print the membership brochure (PDF, 279KB, 2 pages) and mail in your membership dues.
Donations for general operations are what enable the library to continue functioning on a daily basis. This covers all of our expenses from staffing to utilities, from materials to programs, and from property maintenance to computer services.
Donations to the Endowment Fund are placed into our fund established with the Mechanicsburg Area Foundation. This is a permanent fund that provides income each year to support the library. An endowment provides essential stability, grows over time, and is a permanent source of funding to help meet both current and future needs. Contributions to the endowment are a great way to leave a legacy with your charitable giving.
Donations to this fund are used to purchase library materials such as books and media materials. Book plates are placed in each item recognizing the name of the donor. If you want to donate a book in Memory of or in Honor of someone, fill in the appropriate information in our online form above. Or print and fill out our Memorial and Honor Gifts Brochure (PDF, 128KB, 2 pages).
Donations to the Property Fund are used for major repairs, capital projects, and building renovations and expansions.
United Way Donations
If your employer participates in the annual United Way of the Capital Region campaign, you can designate the Joseph T. Simpson Public Library as the recipient of your United Way contributions. Even though Simpson Library is not member agency of the United Way, donations can be directed to us through their campaign. Simply list our United Way agency number on your United Way pledge form – 83514.
You can also support Simpson Library by making a bequest or volunteering your time.
Thank you for your support of the Joseph T. Simpson Public Library. If you have any questions, please contact Library Director Sue Erdman at email@example.com or 717-766-0171, ext. 233.