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Cumberland County Library System Foundation Organization Name provided in the GuideStar Exchange* as of 08/25/2014: Cumberland County Library System Foundation

Organization Name as listed in the IRS Business Master File as of 08/11/2014: CUMBERLAND COUNTY LIBRARY SYSTEMFOUNDATION

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Carlisle, PA
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Cumberland County Library System Foundation Organization Name provided in the GuideStar Exchange* as of 08/25/2014: Cumberland County Library System Foundation

Organization Name as listed in the IRS Business Master File as of 08/11/2014: CUMBERLAND COUNTY LIBRARY SYSTEMFOUNDATION

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Physical Address: Carlisle, PA 17013 9304
EIN: 20-8077580
Web URL: cclsfoundation.org 
NTEE Category: B Educational Institutions
B70 Libraries, Library Science
Year Founded: 2007 
Ruling Year: 2007 
How This Organization Is Funded: Educational Improvement Tax Credits - $37,100
Donations - $2,984
Interest - $101


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Mission Statement

The Cumberland County Library System Foundation's mission is to support the Cumberland County (PA) Library System and its member libraries: Amelia S. Givin Free Library (Mt. Holly Springs, PA) Bosler Memorial Library (Carlisle, PA) Cleve J. Fredricksen Library (Camp Hill, PA) East Pennsboro Branch Library (Enola, PA) John Graham Public Library (Newville, PA) Joseph T. Simpson Public Library (Mechanicsburg, PA) New Cumberland Public Library Shippensburg Public Library Cumberland County Library System (Carlisle, PA)

Legitimacy Information

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Fiscal Year Starting: January 1, 2013
Fiscal Year Ending: December 31, 2013

Total Revenue $40,185
Total Expenses $16,404

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Fiscal Year Starting: January 1, 2013
Fiscal Year Ending: December 31, 2013

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Mrs. Jonelle Darr

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Jonelle Prether Darr has served as Executive Director of the Cumberland County Library System since 1992. During this time, she has worked to greatly expand and improve services through computer and Internet technologies. As a librarian, Darr is active in numerous professional organizations. She has served as chair of the Association of Pennsylvania Public Library Systems, President of the Pennsylvania Library Association, President of PALINET (now Lyrasis), a multi-state library cooperative, and the Pennsylvania Humanities Council board. She is co-founder of the Pennsylvania Library Association’s PA Forward initiative, currently serves on the PA Forward Steering Committee and chairs its Partnerships and New Resources committee. She also currently serves as secretary of the Pennsylvania Integrated Library System board, a non-profit organization that supports statewide library initiatives. Darr is a graduate of Indiana University of Pennsylvania with a BA in Music and Drexel University with a Master of Science degree. In April 2005, she was honored by her alma mater, Indiana University of Pennsylvania by receiving a Distinguished Alumni Award. In October 2011, she was honored by receiving the Pennsylvania Library Association’s Distinguished Service Award.

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Yes
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Programs

Program: Summer Reading Program (GuideStar Exchange,
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Budget:
$200,000
Category:
None
Population Served:
Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)
Adults
None

Program Description:

The Cumberland County Library System’s annual summer reading program extends the public school year for preschool through grade 12 students into the summer months by providing a wide range of free advanced academic activities designed to foster a love of reading and strengthen students’ reading, writing, speaking, listening and learning skills.  The summer reading program, which features reading for pleasure as its primary activity, addresses the Pennsylvania Department of Education’s academic standards for reading, writing, speaking and listening (2006).   Thus, the program supplements our school districts’ instructional programs quite well.   Each year, the Cumberland County Library System’s summer reading program provides a wide range of materials, instructors and instruction that are not typically provided by K-12 public schools during the summer. These advanced academic activities for children and teens include book discussion groups, author visits, book-related craft and entertainment programs, book buddy/reading mentors, story-tellers, special activities and more.

Program Long-Term Success:

Academic studies demonstrate that the type of unstructured reading that the summer reading program promotes is one of the most powerful tools available to promote literacy (even when compared to direct reading instruction).   (Krashen, Stephen. The Power of Reading. Libraries Unlimited, 1993.)   Studies also show that children who continue to read during the summer when school is not in session perform better in the fall when school resumes. (McGill-Franzen, Anne and Richard Allington. “Lost Summers: For Some Children, Few Books and Few Opportunities to Read.” Classroom Leadership August 2001. The Center for Summer Learning at Johns Hopkins University.)

Program Short-Term Success:

The Cumberland County Library System’s summer reading program has been very successful. In 2008, about 7000 children from 8 different public school districts in Cumberland County (PA) participated.

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Program success is monitored by counting the number of children registering and completing the program.

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Program: STAR Services for Homebound Elderly Readers (GuideStar Exchange,
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Budget:
$70,000
Category:
None
Population Served:
Aging/Elderly/Senior Citizens
Disabled, General or Disability Unspecified
None

Program Description:

STAR — Service to Adult Readers — is a free program that brings the Cumberland County Library System and its materials to homebound individuals and nursing homes through trained volunteers.   Any adult Cumberland County resident who is unable to visit the library regularly due to age, illness or disability is eligible for STAR. One staff member serves as STAR Coordinator. The coordinator recruits and trains volunteers, interviews new homebound, coordinates with other agencies and purchases materials for the STAR collection. STAR volunteers have ranged in age from a 14-year-old home schooler and his mother to an 85-year-old man who has made monthly deliveries to an adult day-care program for 20 years. Homebound have ranged in age from a blind Gulf War veteran in his 20's, to a woman in her 40's who is bedridden by Parkinson’s disease, to a 104-year-old woman. One homebound has been with the program since its beginning and has read over 2000 books. STAR's monthly library service delivery program benefits not only the homebound individual but also the volunteer, the community and county government.   STAR homebound benefit by having library materials regularly delivered and from having a volunteer actively interested in their lives.  STAR volunteers find rewards in selecting materials and discussing them with their elderly companion, often becoming personal friends. Cumberland County benefits when its elderly residents stay mentally active and engaged through reading and regular human contact.  Finally, government benefits because STAR helps seniors maintain their independence, thus being less reliant on additional public services. STAR volunteers also serve as gateways for identifying other needed public services.

Program Long-Term Success:

STAR has steadily grown since its inception. Twenty years ago, 12 STAR volunteers served 35 homebound and 28 senior facilities. Now, 72 STAR volunteers visit 130 homebound and 57 senior facilities delivering about 12,000 books and audios each year      Over the past five years, service continues to grow by double digits, with no slowdown projected. Projections indicate that STAR’s target audience of those aged 85 and older will grow 51% from 2000 to 2010.

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Program: Library Collection Development (GuideStar Exchange,
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Budget:
$26,000
Category:
Arts, Culture & Humanities, General/Other
Population Served:
Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)
Adults
Blind and Vision Impaired

Program Description:

The foundation supports the development of high quality collections of library materials at each system-affiliated facility. This includes both fiction and non-fiction, plus a variety of formats — digital eBooks, digital audiobooks, print, large print, audio visual (DVD's, compact discs), three dimensional objects such as children's puppets, literacy-related toys, etc.

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