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Trunks Needed!
Muhlenberg Community Library’s Trunk-or-Treat 2022
Saturday, October 22, 10AM-1PM

We are looking for volunteers to help put on a safe, community-friendly Trunk-or-Treat event!

Individuals, families, or groups are welcome to participate. Trunk-or-Treat volunteers participate by decorating the trunks of their cars and bringing candy to hand out to the trunk-or-treaters. The decorated trunks will be on display in the library parking lot from 10AM-1PM. Set-up can begin at 9AM. For the safety of the trunk-or-treaters, no cars can be moved within the designated Trunk-or-Treat area between 10AM and 1PM.

Trunk decorations can be any theme, as long as it is family-friendly! You can make it as creative or as simple as you like. Keep in mind, there will be a prize for “Best Trunk!”

Sign up by emailing Ms. Melissa at muhlmc331@gmail.com or by calling (610)929-0589. The deadline to sign up is October 8th.

This is a free community-friendly event. Trunk registration is required. There is no registration for children to Trunk-or-Treat. This event is open to all ages.

Update 8/16/2022, vendor spaces for this year's event have been filled! We are no longer accepting applications. Thank you!

*Our crafter and vendor spaces are FULL for this year's event! Anyone commenting on social media or messaging that vendor spaces are available, is a scammer. Any contact made by Muhlenberg Community Library will be made via our email address muhlenbergcl@berks.lib.pa.us and we will not solicit vendors directly. Please be cautious! We cannot accommodate anyone that is not already on our vendor list or anyone that has made payment for a space to any other entity other than Muhlenberg Community Library.

The Harvest Craft Fair takes place indoors at the Muhlenberg Township Building, 210 George St. Reading, PA 19605. This year's fair will be held Saturday, October 29, 2022 from 9 AM – 3 PM. 

Crafter Eligibility: All work must be original hand-crafted items. No resale of commercially available items permitted.

Home-based Direct Sale Party Consultants: Only one per company will be accepted, first come, first serve.

Vendor fee: $25 per space. Electricity provided for an additional $5.00. No refunds will be issued. Please send checks or money order (payable to Muhlenberg Community Library) along with completed application to Muhlenberg Community Library, Attn: Harvest Craft Fair, 3612 Kutztown Rd., Reading PA 19605. Deadline for application is October 13, 2022.

Space is approximately 7’ deep by 8’ wide, able to fit a 6’ table; however, no tables will be provided.

Set up: Friday, Oct. 28, 5-7 pm; Saturday, Oct. 29, 7-8:30 am. (Spaces not claimed by 8:30 will be forfeit.)

Contact: muhlenbergcl@berks.lib.pa.us

Volunteer at the Harvest Craft Fair! We are in need of volunteers to help make this event run smoothly. Keep an eye out for our volunteer sign up sheet coming soon or contact muhlenbergcl@berks.lib.pa.us for more info!

Honor someone special and help to build the Muhlenberg Community Library collection. Your tax-deductible donation will be used to purchase items for the library. A bookplate showing your name, or dedication in memory of, or in the honor of someone special will be placed in the item.

We cannot accept requests for specific titles.

For more information, please review our Adopt-a-Book form.

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Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to Muhlenberg Community Library Assn. whenever you shop on AmazonSmile.

The Muhlenberg Community Library Board of Trustees is looking for new members! This is an active board that furthers the mission and raises funds to support the library. Potential board members are welcomed to attend one of the board’s monthly meetings and apply for a 3-year term. Express your interest or get more information by contacting muhlenbergcl@berks.lib.pa.us.

Business Sponsorship Levels

Platinum Sponsorship--$5,000.00 or more

Sponsor’s name displayed in Donation eNewsletter, thanked on Muhlenberg Community Library Facebook page as a featured sponsor (pinned to the top of page for one month) and listed as a library sponsor on the Muhlenberg Community Library website for one year following sponsorship.

Gold Sponsorship--$2,000.00

Sponsor’s name displayed in Donation eNewsletter, thanked on Muhlenberg Community Library Facebook page as a featured sponsor (pinned to the top of page for one month).

Silver Sponsorship--$1,000.00

Sponsor’s name displayed in Donation eNewsletter, thanked on Muhlenberg Community Library Facebook page.

Bronze Sponsorship--$500.00

Sponsor’s name displayed in Donation eNewsletter.

A huge Thank you to J.P. Mascaro & Sons, a platinum level sponsor again for 2021!

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The Muhlenberg Community Library welcomes support from businesses.  To that end, the Muhlenberg Community Library has applied and been approved for the Educational Improvement Tax Credit Program (EITC).  The EITC designation gives tax credits to eligible businesses contributing to the Muhlenberg Community Library, an "Educational Improvement Organization", equal to 75% of its contribution up to a maximum of $300,000 per taxable year; and can be increased to 90% of the contribution, if the business agrees to provide same amount for two consecutive tax years.  For more details click on the link above.

You can shop for the library right now by going to our Wish List page on our website or go to our Amazon Wish List account. Browse through the items we need and have them shipped to the Muhlenberg Community Library or drop them off at the front desk.

You can also use your credit card to make a tax-deductible donation to the Muhlenberg Community Library through JustGiving.com. A tax receipt will be emailed to you from JustGiving.com.

 

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Make a lasting gift to support the library's mission to meet the educational, informational, and recreational needs of the community. Bequests can be made in the form of cash or property, or a percentage of the remainder of an estate. 

The following language is one way to make bequests to the Muhlenberg Community Library:

I hereby give, devise and bequeath to the Trustees of the Muhlenberg Community Library, a nonprofit corporation, organized and operating under the laws of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, the sum of [$___ OR the rest, residue and remainder of my estate] to be used for the general purposes of the Muhlenberg Community Library or for [a particular program of your choosing]. 

We would welcome the opportunity to discuss your gift.

Apply for a Sav-a-Tape card at the office of your Redner's and use this card every time you shop. This card will automatically calculate and print a total of non-excluded items at the bottom of the tape.Then drop the entire Redner's receipt off at Muhlenberg Community Library. Muhlenberg Community Library will receive 1% of the totals from your receipts. Please take advantage of Redner's offer to support the library.

The Muhlenberg Community Library sends out a contribution letter twice a year to a limited number of supporters.  If you have been missed and wish to donate, please contact the library at (610)929-0589, and we will mail a contribution letter to you.

Volunteers may find many ways to help the library, from keeping shelves orderly, to fundraising, to entering information into databases.  If you are interested in giving some time to the library, please complete the Volunteer Application Form and forward it to the library.