About Us

2022 Board of Directors’ Meetings

Board meetings start at 7 p.m. and are held virtually or in-person on the fourth Wednesday of the month except in December, when the meeting is on the first Wednesday. The board will hold 8 meetings per year: January, February, April, May, August, September, October and the first week of December. Exact dates, format, and attendance options are available at mifflinlibrary.org.

Vision/Mission Statement

The mission of the Mifflin Community Library is to create and promote free and equal access to knowledge for our community through dynamic media, technology and programming in a safe, welcoming environment.

History

The Mifflin Community Library’s story is an inspiring tale of dedication, perseverance, and determination. Founded in 1977 by the Shillington Women’s Club and housed in the former Shillington Community Center, the library struggled for years, able to provide only limited services.  When it lost its home in 1996 upon the sale of the Shillington Community Center and its collection was dispersed to the garages and attics of its supporters, its chances of survival seemed slim.  But the threat to the library galvanized support.  The library found a temporary home in the Mohnton Borough Hall in 1997, and in 1998, a group of dedicated volunteers began work to transform the rudimentary organization into a vibrant, full-service public library.  They aimed for a service area that comprised the territory of the Governor Mifflin School District.  Thus, the Mifflin Community Library (MCL) came to serve the township of Cumru, and the boroughs of Kenhorst, Mohnton, and Shillington, an area with a population of 26,340 in the 2010 census.

After achieving affiliate membership in the Berks County Public Library System in 1999, the library moved into a 1,100 square-foot rental facility in Shillington in 2000.  Finding those quarters quickly becoming too small, the library board launched a capital campaign which was conducted from 2000 to 2002 and provided the funds to purchase and renovate a former bank building located in the center of the Mifflin community.  The library began to operate in 2,927 square feet at this site in July 2002.  In that same year, the library also met the requirements to become a state-aided member of the Berks County Public Library System.  Again finding the library too small, the library board launched another capital campaign in 2005 to renovate the basement of the library for offices and meeting rooms and to build additions to the main floor of the library.  The new and renovated spaces were opened in March 2008, and the library has operated in the resulting almost 8,000 square feet since then.

2022 Minutes -

Agenda

January 2022 Minutes 

February 2022 Minutes

2021 Minutes

January 2021

February 2021

March 2021 - No Meeting

April 2021

May 2021

June 2021

No July Meeting

August 2021

September 2021

October 2021

No November Meeting

December 2021 

2020 Minutes

January 2020

February 2020

March 2020

April 2020

May 2020

June 2020

No July Meeting

August 2020

September 2020

October 2020

No November Meeting

December 2020

 

A list of staff members and members of the Board of Trustees.

2022 Board of Directors’ Meetings

Board meetings start at 7 p.m. and are held virtually or in-person on the fourth Wednesday of the month except in December, when the meeting is on the first Wednesday. The board will hold 8 meetings per year: January, February, April, May, August, September, October and the first week of December. Exact dates, format, and attendance options are available at mifflinlibrary.org.

LIBRARY STAFF

  • Natasha Donaldson – Library Director

  • Andrea Hunter – Youth Services, Part-time

  • Kristen P.– Programs/PR Coordinator, Part-time

  • Melissa C. - Library Assistant, Part-time

  • Melissa I. - Library Assistant, Part-time

  • Liz – Library Assistant, Part-time
  • Izzy - Library Assistant, Part-time

  • Lisa - Library Assistant, Part-time

BOARD OF TRUSTEES
  • President: Karen Cook, represents Mohnton

  • Vice President: Alexandra McCarty, represents Shillington

  • Secretary: Veronica Martin, represents Shillington  

  • Treasurer: Colleen Stamm, represents Kenhorst 

  • Library Director: Natasha Donaldson

  • Board Member: LaTasha Thomas, represents Shillington

  • Board Member: Alison Kalbach, represents Cumru 

  • Board Member: Becky Wingenroth, represents Cumru