Two of the most important points in our Mission Statement are to "Encourage, train, and support library Friends organizations" and to "Advocate for improved library funding and legistation of benefit to libraries." We hope you'll find this section of our website useful.
PCBL Will Speak to Your Group
Both Education and Advocacy are important to PCBL. A PCBL Board Member would like to come to visit your group to advise, encourage, support, train, or just plain listen to your needs! Our Board Members will share experiences to help your Friends group, discuss ideas, or offer advice.
If you'd like a PCBL Board Member to speak with your group, download either the Word Document (MS Word Required) or PDF. Either send it to the address on the form or email it to email@example.com.
Download the Word Document (MS Word Required)
Download the PDF version. (Freely Available Adobe Acrobat Reader Required)
Library Funding Study
Download the Report about Local and State Sources of Funding for Public Libraries prepared by PRA, Inc for the Pennyslvania Library Association and PCBL.