BOSLER MEMORIAL LIBRARY
158 WEST HIGH STREET, CARLISLE, PA 17013 www.boslerlibrary.org

Total Revenue
$1,343,991
Total Expenses
$1,537,376
Net Assets
$7,866,727

Organizations Filed Purposes: THE BOSLER MEMORIAL LIBRARY A LEADING INTELLECTUAL, EDUCATIONAL, RECREATIONAL, AND CULTURAL ASSET IN CUMBERLAND COUNTY. FOUNDED IN 1900, THIS PUBLIC LIBRARY SERVES THE BOROUGH OF CARLISLE, SEVEN TOWNSHIPS IN CUMBERLAND COUNTY AND THE CARLISLE BARRACKS, HOME OF THE U.S. ARMY WAR COLLEGE. ITS MISSION IS TO MEET OUR PUBLIC'S EVOLVING INFORMATION, EDUCATIONAL, ENTERTAINMENT AND CULTURAL NEEDS THROUGH THE BROADEST, MOST PROGRESSIVE DELIVERY OF COLLECTIONS, PROGRAMMING AND SERVICES. IN KEEPING WITH THE LIBRARY'S MISSION, THE BOSLER MEMORIAL LIBRARY PROVIDES OPPORTUNITIES FOR ALL PEOPLE WITHOUT RESTRICTION. THE LIBRARY CELEBRATES THE DIVERSITY OF THE MEMBERS OF THE COMMUNITY IT SERVES AND STRIVES TO SERVE ALL MEMBERS OF THE COMMUNITY EQUALLY. WITH MORE THAN 330,690 VISITS IN 2018, THE BOSLER MEMORIAL LIBRARY IS ONE OF THE BUSIEST LIBRARIES IN CUMBERLAND COUNTY. IT IS A CONSTITUENT OF THE CUMBERLAND COUNTY LIBRARY SYSTEM, WHICH INCLUDES SEVEN OTHER LIBRARIES AND PARTICIPATES IN THE ACCESS PENN

THE LIBRARY OFFERS PUBLIC LIBRARY SERVICES TO RESIDENTS OF CARLISLE AND THE SURROUNDING AREAS.

THE LIBRARY OFFERS FREE INTERNET COMPUTERS THAT ALLOW USERS TO ACCESS ONLINE RESOURCES AS WELL AS COMPUTER SOFTWARE. THE LIBRARY ALSO OFFERS FREE WIFI ACCESS. IN 2018, THE INTERNET COMPUTERS WERE USED MORE THAN 33,950 TIMES, AND THE WIFI WAS USED MORE THAN 24,950 TIMES. IN 2018, MORE THAN 4,700 ADULTS ATTENDED 400 PROGRAMS OFFERED BY THE BOSLER MEMORIAL LIBRARY ON A WIDE RANGE OF TOPICS THAT ENGAGED PARTICIPANTS IN ACTIVE LIFELONG LEARNING EXPERIENCES THAT INFORM AND EMPOWER THEM TO BE VITAL AND KNOWLEDGEABLE CITIZENS OF THEIR COMMUNITY.

THE LIBRARY'S INFORMATION SERVICES DEPARTMENT ASSIST PATRONS WITH DIRECTIONAL, INFORMATIONAL, AND RESEARCH QUESTIONS THROUGH IN-PERSON, OVER-THE-PHONE, POSTAL, AND ONLINE INTERACTIONS. THE INFORMATION SERVICES STAFF PROVIDE DIRECT ASSISTANCE WITH TOPICS THAT INCLUDE: JOB/CAREER SEARCHING, JOB SKILL DEVELOPMENT, CONTINUING EDUCATION/HIGHER EDUCATION COURSEWORK, HEALTH, FINANCE, BUSINESS, SOCIAL SERVICES/RESOURCE IDENTIFICATION, AND MORE. THE STAFF ALSO PROVIDE PROCTORING FOR STUDENTS IN DISTANCE LEARNING PROGRAMS. LIBRARIANS USE A VARIETY OF RESOURCES TO ANSWER QUESTIONS INCLUDING THE LIBRARY'S COLLECTIONS, THE INTERNET, SUBSCRIPTION DATABASES, E-BOOKS, COMPUTER SOFTWARE, AND COMPUTER HARDWARE. THEY ALSO PRODUCE INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS SUCH AS BIBLIOGRAPHIES, PATHFINDERS, AND "HOW-TO" GUIDES FOR THE PUBLIC. THE INFORMATION SERVICES LIBRARIANS ALSO PROMOTE LIBRARY RESOURCES THROUGH DISPLAYS AND PRINTED MATERIALS. THE INFORMATION SERVICES DEPARTMENT STAFF PARTICIPATE IN THE COLLECTION DEVELOPMENT PROCESS OF SELECTING MATERIALS FOR THE LIBRARY'S COLLECTION. WHEN DESIRED MATERIALS ARE NOT AVAILABLE IN THE LIBRARY'S COLLECTION, THE INFORMATION SERVICES STAFF PROVIDE INTERLIBRARY LOAN SERVICE THAT ALLOWS PATRONS TO OBTAIN ITEMS FROM OTHER LIBRARIES. IN 2018, THE INFORMATION SERVICES STAFF ANSWERED MORE THAN 43,944 REFERENCE QUESTIONS.

THE LIBRARY MAKES IT A PRIORITY TO ENSURE THAT ALL CHILDREN ENTER KINDERGARTEN WITH THE LANGUAGE, COGNITIVE, AND EARLY READING SKILLS NEEDED FOR SUCCESS IN SCHOOL. THE LIBRARY PROVIDES COLLECTIONS PROGRAMS AND SERVICES THAT ARE DESIGNED TO MEET THE EDUCATIONAL, DEVELOPMENTAL, AND SOCIO-EMOTIONAL NEEDS OF CHILDREN AT ALL AGES AND USES BOTH STATE AND NATIONAL STANDARDS, BENCHMARKS AND PRACTICES TO INFORM THE DESIGN AND IMPLEMENTATION OF THESE COLLECTIONS, PROGRAMS AND SERVICES. THE YOUTH SERVICES DEPARTMENT PROVIDES QUALITY LEARNING AND ENGAGEMENT EXPERIENCES FOR FAMILIES OF CHILDREN OF ALL AGES. COLLECTIONS, PROGRAMS AND SERVICES ARE PROVIDED THAT SUPPORT INFANTS, TODDLERS, PRESCHOOLERS, EARLY ELEMENTARY AGE, TWEENS AND TEENS. THE YOUTH SERVICES DEPARTMENT OFFERS PRESCHOOL/EARLY ELEMENTARY AGE CHILDREN ACCESS TO SPECIALIZED COMPUTERS THAT ENGAGE THEM IN A CROSS- CURRICULAR SET OF SOFTWARE PACKAGES THAT ARE FUN AND EDUCATIONAL. THESE PROGRAMS ARE BENCHMARKED TO THE NATIONAL LEARNING STANDARDS TO ENSURE HIGH-QUALITY LEARNING EXPERIENCES WHILE ENCOURAGING TECHNOLOGY SKILL DEVELOPMENT. IN 2018, THESE AWE EARLY LEARNING COMPUTER STATIONS WERE USED MORE THAN 15,900 BY CHILDREN. THE YOUTH SERVICES STAFF PROVIDE PROGRAMS THAT ENGAGE YOUNG MINDS IN A WIDE-RANGE OF SUBJECT AREAS AND A BROAD RANGE OF TOPICS THAT INCLUDE: SOCIALIZATION, FINE/GROSS MOTOR SKILLS DEVELOPMENT, EARLY READING SKILL DEVELOPMENT, MATH, SCIENCE, ART, MUSIC, ECOLOGY, DRAMATIC PLAY, CULTURAL AWARENESS, CIVIC ENGAGEMENT, HISTORY AND MORE. DURING THE SUMMER MONTHS, THE LIBRARY PROVIDES A SUMMER LEARNING CHALLENGE THAT ENGAGES CHILDREN/STUDENTS OF ALL AGES IN ACTIVITIES AND EXPERIENCES THAT MAINTAIN AND IMPROVE THEIR READING AND LEARNING LEVELS THROUGH THE SUMMER MONTHS WHEN CHILDREN CAN EXPERIENCE LEARNING LOSSES DEEMED THE "SUMMER SLIDE." IN 2018, 8,037 CHILDREN/CAREGIVERS ATTENDED 516 PROGRAMS OFFERED BY THE BOSLER MEMORIAL LIBRARY.

Executives Listed on Filing

Total Salary includes financial earnings, benefits, and all related organization earnings listed on tax filing

NameTitleHours Per WeekTotal Salary
Hope MillerBOARD MEMBER1$0
Albert H MaslandBOARD MEMBER1$0
J Sherwood McginnisBOARD MEMBER1$0
Stephanie E ChertokBOARD MEMBER1$0
Ardeelou A AdamsBOARD MEMBER1$0
Ellen HairBOARD MEMBER1$0
Megan MatznerBOARD MEMBER1$0
Beth Ann BrunoBOARD MEMBER1$0
C Lu ConserSECRETARY2$0
Charles BussardTREASURER2$0
Cindy C MurphyVICE PRESIDE2$0
Dr Greg LewisPRESIDENT2$0

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