W.B. Konkle Library
For over 75 years, the W.B. Konkle Library of Montoursville, Pennsylvania has been a major source for library resources and educational opportunities for all levels of reading preparedness. Funding for Konkle Library enables residents’ access to books, DVD’s, newspapers, state and local history documentation, computer/internet access, tutoring space, children’s reading programs, etc.
The community library serves the borough of Montoursville, plus the townships of Fairfield, Upper Fairfield, Eldred, Gamble, Cascade, and Plunketts Creek. According to the 2010, the US Census Bureau reported the library district’s population to be 13,209 people.
According to school district officials the Montoursville Area School District provides basic educational services to over 2,000 pupils, grades kindergarten to high school.
The W.B. Konkle is a well-managed library, fiscally responsible with a compassionate team of employees and volunteers. Library employees comprise 1 full time and 8 part-time staff. The Board of Directors is comprised of 10 volunteers and the Friends of W.B. Konkle Library have 15 volunteers.
The library is housed in a 4800 square foot facility, utilizing three rooms (main, reading & children’s). The library has 3387 registered users, with 28,294 visits resulting in 38,599 checked out items from the collection of 23,419 items.
In order for our community to continue offering our residents the educational opportunities they need, we ask for your help.
How You Can Support the Friends of W.B. Konkle Library
- Become a member! Membership contributions make up over half of the Friends’ annual revenue and play a major role in our ability to fund special requests from the Library.
- Donate books, audio books, DVDs and music CDs you no longer need for resale in our bookstore and at spring and fall public book sales – our major fund raisers. (No moldy oldies please, since we cannot resell them.)
- Purchase books, DVDs and/or music CDs in the Friends book room.
- Attend our bargain-filled Book Sales in the spring and fall.
- Spread the word – tell friends/relatives/co-workers about our spring and fall Book Sales and our Used Book Room.
- Volunteer at the used book room, book sales, sorting area.
Where the Money Goes When You Support the Friends
The following list provides information on some of the programs and services the Friends have supported in the last 3 years. As you can see, the money from your membership and donations is used wisely!
- Purchase of large print books to the Library’s collection.
- Funds used toward the purchase of DVD’s
- Funds used toward the purchase of Summer Reading supplies
Do you have used books or other donations?
The Library and its associated Friends of the Library organizations welcome donations. Please go to the Friends of the Library page and find a description of what kinds of books your local Friends group accepts. If you have further questions regarding donating materials, we have answers.
If you purchased a copy of the latest bestseller and you’re finished reading it, please consider donating it to your Community Library. Help your neighbors by helping your Library meet the demand for the latest titles. Thank you!
Friends of the W.B. Konkle Library
The mission of the Friends of the Library is to assist the Konkle Library by funding materials, programs, and services beyond the Library’s regular budget, encourage volunteer service, promote the value of the Library to the citizens of Lycoming County, and advocate support of the Library.
To become a member of the Friends fill out the form below, print and mail (or drop off) the completed form to the library at:
Dr. W. B. Konkle Memorial Library
384 Broad Street
Montoursville, PA 17754
Friends Membership Donation
January 2020 W.B. Konkle Friends Appeal
The Konkle Library Friends of Montoursville is launching its 2020 appeal and working hard to support the local library and its patrons. This annual campaign supports the purchase of large print books, DVD’s, magazine subscriptions and many more items for patrons to borrow as a Library Card Holder.
Your annual contribution also supports the summer reading program for over 150 children and the fall and spring story times that serve over 25 children each session. Without your annual support, we could not offer the extensive programs that we do for our children in the community, which we know will make them life-long readers and learners.
You may have noticed us at the Fall Festival in Indian Park this year. We were able to get hundreds of books into children’s hands for a mere .10 cents a book. This was such a bargain that it inspired smiles from children and parents alike. A major outreach program to our community. We are making difference!
Please join us again this year with your generous membership donations. Just fill out the attached form, cut it off and it can be drop it off at the Library on Broad Street or mailed to Konkle Friends, 384 Broad St, Montoursville, PA 17754
*We are always looking for volunteers to be a part of a great team helping with semi-annual used book sales and keeping our Basement Book Room organized. The Basement Book Room is open year-round for shopping when the library is open. We have a full selection of hardcover and paperback books for all ages. Be sure to check us out.
*Watch for our big Spring Sale in May and Fall Sale in September.
*You can also support the friends by dropping off Books and DVD’s, adult and children’s (new and used) in support of the sales. Read or watch it once, and pass it on! Donations are accepted during business hours. Sorry, no medical, textbooks, books without covers or moldy oldies can be accepted. Check with the front desk if you have any questions on what can be donated.
Just to make a donation-Website Giving Form
Want to give a memorial or honor someone with a donation?
Download, print, and complete this form and mail to the Library with your gift.
Konkle Memorial Library
384 Broad Street
Montoursville, PA 17754
Monday – Thursday: 10 a.m to 7:30 p.m
Friday: 10 a.m to 6 p.m
Saturday: 9 a.m to 4 p.m
Board of Trustees:
President: Galen Dunkleberger
Vice President: Glenna Bogart
Secretary: Diane Haas
Treasurer: Wendy Smith