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Mission Statement
Strategic Plan

Annual Report
Board Members

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Funding Sources

 

Mission Statement

The mission of the Library is to use its available resources to provide a balanced collection of library materials and information services in a wide range of formats.

The purpose of this mission is to protect intellectual freedom, promote literacy, and to encourage lifelong learning among the citizens of its service area including: Nazareth Borough, Lower Nazareth, Upper Nazareth and Bushkill Townships.

Strategic Plan

Our Strategic Plan outlines our goals and initiatives set forth for the coming years. The Strategic Plan for 2011 - 2013 is available. Help the Library help you by completing the Strategic Plan Survey.

Annual Report

Our Annual Report is released in February of each calendar year. The 2013 Annual Report is now available.

Board Members

A (7) member Board of Directors plus (1) ex-officio member governs the Library. Directors represent each funding municipality. Members of the Board serve for a period of three years. The Board meets on the 4th Tuesday of the month at 6pm in the Library. The current Board members are:

President: Terri Sayago Upper Nazareth Township
Vice President: Barbara Fischl Nazareth Borough
Treasurer: Amanda Brazee Nazareth Borough
Secretary: Roberta Targonski Nazareth Borough
Borough Liaison: Carl Fischl Nazareth Borough
Members: Joelle Lubar
Lanie Yaswinski
Helen Ziegler

Lower Nazareth Township
Bushkill Township
Nazareth Borough




Staff Contact Information

Director Rochelle Levin rlevin@nazarethlibrary.org
Head of Children's Services/Assistant Director Catherine Stewart nazlib1@nazarethlibrary.org
Office Manager Janet Kichline nazlib3@nazarethlibrary.org


Funding Sources

The Library is supported locally by contributions from: Nazareth Borough, Lower Nazareth, Upper Nazareth and Bushkill Townships. The Library budget is determined by the Library's operating needs, goals of the current strategic plan and anticipated state funding. A per capita amount is budgeted and then multiplied by the Earned Income Tax population of each funding municipality to determine the funding request for each municipality.

The Library budget is prepared and recommended by the Library Budget Committee, which is made of members of the Library Board and 1 elected official from each supporting municipality. The budget is then submitted to the Library Board for approval. The Board approved budget is then sent to each funding municipality.

Funding is also received in the form of state aid contributions from the Pennsylvania Office of Commonwealth Libraries. State funding amounts are calculated on local funding received, therefore any decreases in local funding adversely affect future state funding. This fact makes full funding from each local municipality vital.

Other funds are received from private fundraising, donations, grants and fines/fees collected.

The Library receives no funding from the Nazareth Area School District.

A municipality wishing to become a supporting municipality would be obliged to agree to the current local funding formula.

 


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Monday 10am - 5pm
Tuesday 10am - 8pm
Wednesday 10am - 8pm
Thursday 10am - 8pm
Friday 10am - 5pm
Saturday 10am - 5pm*
Sunday Closed

* July & Aug, 10am - 2pm

Borrowed Items are Due at Closing.

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