Support the Library

Thank you for your interest in supporting Degenstein Community Library.  Gifts of all sizes are appreciated and there are many ways to offer your financial support. Please review the list below to find the one that most appeals to you. The Library is a 501(c)3 organization and contributions are tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law.  

VIP for a Day

Celebrate your loved ones with a day at the Degenstein Community Library. 
Recipient’s name will appear on:

  •  Library book receipt
  • Indoor digital bill board
  • Library’s calendar on website
  • Library’s Facebook page
  • Recipient will receive a card acknowledging the gift.

Days are first come first serve.  Contributions are tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law.

Share your love of reading by donating monthly recurring payments through our PayPal account.  It is simple and easy.  CLICK HERE FOR PAYPAL.

The Friends of the Library are an active extension of the library.  Focusing on:

  • Promoting the library and its programming
  • Stimulating the use of the library’s services & resources
  • Supporting the development of services & facilities for the community
  • Energizing community support for the library
  • Raising funds to support library services

Remember  loved one or friend who meant so much to you with a donation to the Memorial & Honor Book Program.  This tribute will touch many people in our community through materials purchased for the library’s collection.

You may select an area of interest and we will purchase books in a designated category. You may also specify that the library purchase items in our area of greatest need. The cost of a book varies greatly, but the average hardcover book costs $25.  Of course, whatever amount you choose to contribute, your donation is tax deductible.

A special bookplate will be placed in the item(s) selected and will be inscribed with both the name of the person you are memorializing/honoring and your name – a unique personal tribute.

What better way to acknowledge a loved one and help the Degenstein Community Library. Consider this opportunity for birthdays, anniversaries, graduations, or other momentous occasions.

Memorial and Honor requests may be completed in person at the library, by phone (570) 286.2461, or via email: –  payment may be processed through our PayPal account.

Creating a legacy bequest by including Degenstein Community Library in your will or estate plan touches countless lives with the gift of literacy and education.  Gifts may be designated as unrestricted – giving the library the most flexibility –or restricted; that is, designated for a specific purpose.  If you have not already done so, please consider putting Degenstein Community Library in your will or revocable trust.

If you have already included the library in a bequest provision, please notify us so that we can ensure that your wishes are fulfilled.  Your notification will be treated confidentially.   Contact:  Melissa Rowse, Library Director, 570.286.2461  or  

Are you participating in The Greater Susquehanna Valley United Way campaign? Did you know that you can designate the Degenstein Community Library? When filling out your donation form, Choose the Degenstein Community Library as your preferred agency.