Support LML

Dedicated Books Program       Donations       Employer Matching Gift        Sponsorship Program        Volunteer        Friends of LML



Dedicated Books Program - and Form

If you would like to honor a special person or celebrate a special event, Lower Macungie Library is pleased to offer you the opportunity to participate in our Dedicated Books Program - by placing a gift or memorial item in the library. For each item purchased in the amount of $25 or more, a book plate will be placed on the inside front cover and inscribed with the words of your choice. If you wish to participate, please complete the attached form  and return it to us for processing.
We would be happy to contact the gift recipient when a title has been purchased, if address is provided. If you would like a gift card, one can also be provided. For more details see the attached form.

Donations of Used Material

**We are not accepting donations at this time in order to prepare for the Spring 2014 Book Sale. We will begin accepting donations again starting Monday, June 2, 2014**

Donations of used materials will be accepted according to specified guidelines. Once donated, all materials will be considered the property of Lower Macungie Library and will be handled in one of the following ways:

  • items may be added to the collection
  • item may be relocated to the Friends’ Book Nook to be included in one of the Book Sales that benefit the Library
  • item may be donated to another library or organization 
  • item may be discarded

Donations of books and other materials to the Library should be brought to the Donations Counter to the left of the Information Desk (across from the Circulation Desk). 

Acceptable donations include: Children’s gently used DVDs, music CDs, audio books on CD and books.

A receipt will be provided upon request, however, by law, library staff cannot set values for donated material.
Unacceptable donations include: Items that are damaged, dirty or incomplete, magazines, newspapers and Reader’s Digest condensed books.

Alternative donation sites include local libraries and community organizations holding regularly scheduled book sales, thrift stores, used book stores and worldwide book projects.  Contact the library for further information.

Support LML With A Matching Gift From Your Company

The Lehigh Valley employers listed below match gifts to non-profit organizations. When you donate to Lower Macungie Library, or if your company's name is not on the list, check with your personnel office to see if your gift can be increased through your company's matching gift program.

AIG Insurance     Air Products Bank of America
Charles Schwab     Chubb Corporation Dunn & Bradstreet
GlaxoSmithKline     H.J.Heinz Company Foundation IBM
Johnson & Johnson     Lehigh Cement MassMutual Financial Group
Merrill Lynch     Pepsico PPL
Tyco Safety Products     UGI UPS
Verizon     Wachovia Aetna, Inc.


Sponsorship Program

Interested in showing your support for Lower Macungie Library?  If so, you'll be pleased to know that we have an exciting series of Sponsorship Programs that can both recognize your contribution and channel these contributions to very worthy library programs.  An example of such a program is the very marketing model that was the foundation of the current web site on which you are viewing this message. 

You'll be pleased to know that Lower Macungie Library, a non-profit corporation, where contributions are tax deductible, has a multitude of yearly sponsorship opportunities that are totally focused on both attaining and sustaining 'literacy' in our communities.  To reinforce such sponsorships, we offer 5 attractive Sponsor Programs:

Platinum: $2,000 and beyond
We will include your name, business or personal description on our web site, link to your web site (if available), highlight your sponsorship/name (scrolling) in our Home Page Promotion Box for 1 week and issue a Press Release with photo to the Press

Gold: $1,000 to 1,999
We will include your name, business or personal description on our web site, link to your web site (if available) and issue a Press Release.

Silver: $500 to $999
We will include your name, business or personal description on our web site and link to your web site.

Bronze: $100 to $499
We will include your name, business or personal description and telephone number on our web site.

Friends of the Library: up to $99
Note your contribution in future Newsletters.

Interested and have more questions?
Please call (610-966-6864) and ask for Kathee Rhode (Library Director) or e-mail:   We will offer you:

  • more particulars, relating to the powerful demographic/psychographics of Lower Macungie/Alburtis, that respond directly to your need for business connectivity,
  • an 'official' presentation letter, 
  • specifics relating to each Sponsor Program, and
  • answer all your questions.


The Library Needs YOUR Help! Join our Volunteer Staff and Make a Difference!
Library volunteers play an important role as partners in the Library's mission of connecting people to the world of ideas and information.
If you would like to help our staff work with materials in the collection, or simply work with others who love books, we have some rewarding opportunities that might suit you!  We're looking for people willing to donate just a few hours of their time on an ongoing basis. The Library does not accept volunteers through any court-ordered programs.  We accept High School students (East Penn School District) age 14 and older.
Volunteer opportunities may include the following:  shelver (getting the checked-in materials back into their places), shelf reader (making certain our collection is in the correct order), mending and covering books, pulling materials (to send out for Interlibrary Loan or for various displays or programs), filing or pulling information cards, and searching for lost or misplaced items.  We also are in need of a number of people to help with our semi-annual Book Sales.
For more information about becoming a volunteer, please call 610-966-6864 or stop by and pick up the Volunteer Application Form, or click here to download the form.
By becoming a volunteer you are making a valuable contribution to your community.  Share your talents and skills and make a difference today!

Friends of LML

Established in 2010, the Friends of Lower Macungie Library has more than 90 members and serve as volunteers and advocates for the Library.  In October of 2011 the Friends hosted its first fundraiser to benefit the library which raised over $2300 for the Technology Fund.  Dues are $10.

The Friends also hold book sales to benefit the Library.  In 2013 the Friends are planning two (2) sales in May and November.  The sales will be held at the library.

Join in the fun and support your library…

• Promote LML in the community
• Advocate for LML
• Partner with other LML lovers
• Help raise money for LML by volunteering for the book sales
• Inspire LML users

To join the Friends group, please stop by the library and fill out the Friends MembershipForm or click here to download the form.
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