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Pottstown Regional Public Library

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Causes: Education, Libraries

Mission: TO PROVIDE DIVERSE AND EASILY ACCESSIBLE MATERIALS, SERVICES, AND PROGRAMS THAT EDUCATE, INFORM, AND ENRICH ALL RESIDENTS OF THE POTTSTOWN AREA IN AN ATMOSPHERE THAT ENCOURAGES THE FREE FLOW OF IDEAS.

Target demographics: children, teens, adults, businesses, non-profits

Direct beneficiaries per year: 40,000 used public computers, 20,000 attended programs, circulated 100,000 items and had 28,000 requests for librarian assistance, with 160,000 people through the front door.

Geographic areas served: The Pottstown Regional Public Library serves the Borough of Pottstown, Lower Pottsgrove Township, Upper Pottsgrove Township and West Pottsgrove Township. In addition, patrons come from Berks County and Chester County. This occurs primarily because the Library is located at the junction of three counties and is adjacent to a major commuter corridor.

Programs: books, audiobooks, magazines, newspapers, videos, ebooks, digital magazines, streaming music and video, public computers, printing, WiFi, summer reading, story times, programs for all ages, meeting rooms, passport services, faxing, online databases, reference service, and so much more

Community Stories

2 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5


I am very pleased with the service at this key community organization. the staff are friendly and helpful,. I was amazed to learn that I could borrow a Wifi Hotspot and a ROKU to take on vacation. Love the passport application and renewal services!

This organization gets so much done on so little income. I plan to make support of this organization an annual duty. Local government and businesses must realize how important this institution is and how many people of all ages use the services. Donations to the library are a great investment in the community and generate lots of return.

Review from Guidestar

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Love the changes being made. Our new library should be wonderful!

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prpl1921 06/27/2016

We are excited too! The renovation will be such an improvement - especially the improvements in building access.