Pottstown Regional Public Library

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There are so many ways to support the library...

2024 Spring Appeal

Spring appeal was sent via email and postal mail. If you did not receive a copy and would like to be on our mailing list, please fill out the form at the bottom of this webpage or contact the library at PottstownLibrary@mclinc.org or 610-970-6551

Click Here: PRPL-Annual-Appeal-Letter to see a downloadable pdf version of the Spring Appeal

How is the Pottstown Regional Public Library Funded?

The Pottstown Regional Public Library is a 501(c)(3) non-profit receiving public funds from the State of Pennsylvania, the Borough of Pottstown, Lower Pottsgrove Township, Upper Pottsgrove Township, and West Pottsgrove Township.  Other sources of income include fundraising, corporate support, donations from civic groups and private donations.

2019 Annual Report

2020 Annual Report 

2021 Annual Report 

2022 Annual Report 


Donate Now

You can make a tax-deductible donation with your credit card through Kindful!

Click the fundraisers button to the left to learn about our ongoing fundraisers.

Matching Gifts

The library has benefitted from matching gifts through GE, GSK, Merck, Pfizer, Thrivent and Vanguard.  Our thanks to the employees who made this possible and the companies that run this program.

The employers listed below match employee’s gifts to non-profit organizations.  When you donate to the Pottstown Regional Public Library, check with your personnel office to see if your gift can be increased through a matching gift program.

3M Corporation
Abbott Laboratories
Aetna, Inc
AIG American General
Air Products and Chemicals, Inc.
American Honda Motor Co., Inc.
AT&T Corporation
Automatic Data Processing, Inc.
Avon Products, Inc
Bank of America Corporation
Black & Decker Corporation
Caterpillar, Inc.
Charles Schwab Corporation Foundation
CIGNA Corporation
Cingular Wireless
Citgo Petroleum Corporation
Coca-Cola Company
Costco Wholesale Corporation

Eli Lilly and Company
Equifax, Inc.  FederatedDepartmentStores, Inc.
First Data Corporation
Gap, Inc.
GEICO Corporation

GMAC Mortgage
H. J. Heinz Company
Harrah’s Entertainment, Inc.
Hatfield Quality Meats
Home Depot
Honda of America Manufacturing, Inc.
Ing Foundation
J.P. Morgan Chase Foundation
John Hancock Financial Services
Liz Claiborne
McDonald’s Corporation
Mellon Financial Corporation
Mercantile Bankshares Corporation
Merck & Co., Inc.
Merrill Lynch & Company, Inc.
Mitsubishi International Corporation
NCR Corporation
Neiman Marcus Group
PepsiAmericas PepsiCo, Inc.
Pew Charitable Trusts
Pfizer, Inc
Philadelphia Foundation
Quest Diagnostics Incorporated
Sprint Corporation
Starbucks Corporation
Subaru of America, Inc.
T. Rowe Price Associates, Inc.
Thrivent Financial for Lutherans
Toys R Us
United Parcel Service of America, Inc.
United Technologies Corporation
Vanguard Group, Inc.
Verisk Analytics
Verizon VF Corporation
Wachovia Bank
William Penn Foundation

Save Redner’s Tapes

Get a Redner’s Save-a-Tape (or Pump Perks) card at the customer service desk at your Redner’s.  Have the card scanned each time you check out.  Hand in the ENTIRE tape next time you are in the library.  Redner’s will donate back to the library 1% of your Save-a-Tape total.  Thank you Redner’s Markets for giving back to the community.

Fill the Shelves/Leave a Legacy

Our Fill the Shelves program provides a unique opportunity to share a special moment or milestone in your life, celebrate a special occasion, remember a loved one, or honor the people in your life. 

Your generous tax-deductible contribution supports the ongoing efforts of Pottstown Regional Public Library to develop an outstanding collection of resources for all who seek to learn, grow, and enrich their lives in our community. You may choose to dedicate items in memory, in honor, or in celebration of someone special to you. A special plate is placed in each item with a special message acknowledging the donor and honoree. 

Leave a Legacy allows you to not only strengthen our Library and our community, it can also provide you tax advantages, and ensures that your generosity will be remembered for years to come. Your donation will ensure that the Library remains a vital civic asset for future generations.

Fill the Shelves Brochure

Fill the Shelves Donation Form- Fillable PDF
Fill the Shelves Donation Form- PDF

Legacy Giving Brochure PDF

Become a Library Friend

Make a Gift

The Pottstown Regional Public Library sends out  appeal letters throughout the year. If you did not receive the letter, you may print out the Summer 2023 Appeal Letter and mail your contribution to the Pottstown Regional Public Library, 500 East High Street, Pottstown PA 19464.

Donor Contact Update!

We are in the process of making sure we have all of our donors current information. If it is wrong, please use the form below to update your information!

Here is a list of commonly used items for the youth services department. These items are used for a variety of programs throughout the department. 

Basic Art Supplies

  • Foam paint brushes
  • Regular paint brushes
  • Glue Sticks
  • School Glue
  • Markers
  • Glue dots: mini & regular
  • Fabric glue pens
  • Paint pens
  • Acrylic paint
  • Tempura paint
  • Card stock: All colors
  • Crayons 
  • Pipe Cleaners
  • Water Colors 
  • Gallon Mod Podge
  • Googly eyes

Everyday Items

  • Gallon size zip top baggies
  • Sandwich size zip top baggies
  • Glass jars
  • Notebooks
  • New pencils
  • Wooden skewers
  • Paint Stir sticks
  • Cotton balls
  • Q-Tips
  • Tissue paper
  • Stickers
  • Lunch bags
  • Straws
  • Mason jars

Specialty Items

  • 2 oz. liquid safe containers
  • 4 oz. liquid safe containers
  • Washi tape
  • White gift bags 10 inch
  • 9mm pony beads