PCBL Education & Advocacy

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 legislation of benefit to libraries."  We hope you'll find this section of our website useful.

Registration Open for the 2017 Friends Institute 

Registration Open for the 2017 Friends Institute - Saturday September 16, at the Holiday Inn in Grantville.

For more information please download our Registration Form and Agenda

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 pcbl2002@yahoo.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.