Franklin County Library System

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aka FCLSPA   |   Chambersburg, PA   |  http://www.fclspa.org

Mission

We create learning opportunities that lead to personal discovery, growth, and enjoyment.

Ruling year info

1964

Executive Director

Mrs. Bernice Crouse

Main address

101 Ragged Edge Rd S

Chambersburg, PA 17202 USA

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EIN

23-1457996

NTEE code info

Libraries, Library Science (B70)

Museum & Museum Activities (A50)

Other Youth Development N.E.C. (O99)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Our mission is to create learning opportunities that lead to personal discovery, growth, and enjoyment. Our vision is to nurture an innovative culture that leads Franklin County residents in the pursuit of learning for both personal and community growth. Our three-year strategic plan was written to support diversity, health, and community involvement throughout Franklin County. We worked with staff, our board, and community stakeholders to create a strategic plan that was authentic and important to all who work for and support our library system.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Preschool Storytime

Stories, rhymes, songs, crafts and related activities -- usually 1 hour

Population(s) Served
Infants and toddlers

Reading incentive and weekly literary arts and crafts activities for 6-9 weeks, June - August

Population(s) Served
Families

Child development progam of workshops, resources, and referral

Population(s) Served
Families

Cultural and literature activities planned, implemented, and attended by teens

Population(s) Served
Adolescents

Groups discussions of literature

Population(s) Served
Adults

Programs involving making craft items, knitting and crocheting, drawing, etc.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Where we work

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

1. Encourage personal discovery for all through the atmosphere of library facilities.
2. Recruit and train staff to be technology-literate and customer-focused.
3. Support technology initiatives that are accessible and high-quality services to help patrons and staff be technologically educated.
4. Improve communications with communities, individuals, and between libraries to be more relevant and provide a higher quality of service.
5. Have library leadership and staff be more consistently involved in a more sustainable organization for the future.

We worked both internally and externally to encourage the appreciation of diversity and differences. We provided staff with a word of the month exercise to both educate and encourage discussion regarding topics like Xenophobia, Transphobia, and Cultural Appropriation. In addition to working on our collection to increase the number of materials we have created by and featuring POC, we worked with local groups and non-profits to promote these more diverse materials in our collection.

In 2020 our focus was on health. This was perhaps more fortuitous than we could have imagined. While our branches were closed much of the year, we took this opportunity to push out valid health information through our website and social media platforms. In addition, we gave staff 20 hours of Paid Time Off to use for either exercising, learning about health, or for improving their own mental health.

In 2021 our focus is on encouraging folks to give back and be more involved in their community. This year, we are giving our staff members each 20 hours of Paid Time Off to volunteer in the community. This can be used to do anything service-oriented from serving on a board or committee to picking up trash in the neighborhood. During our in-service this year we will talk about ways to become more involved in our community and how to plug into opportunities.

FCLS is well positioned with strong human capital, diverse income streams, and a focus on relevancy. Our staff has proven that they are interested in learning and giving back.

As mentioned above, we have accomplished much already. We have played an integral role in providing accurate, timely information to the public and it is more important now than perhaps any other time in our recent past.
While the pandemic has hampered some of our efforts, it has allowed us the opportunity to reexamine our role as a library system in our community and to focus on how to more adequately serve those who need our services.

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Franklin County Library System

Board of directors
as of 2/4/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

David Keller

County Commissioner

David Keller

Amy Daly

Sue McLaughlin

Patricia McClain

Lauren Sulcove

Luis Escobar

Kim Shockey

Debra Rosenberry

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 12/03/2019

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

No data

 

No data

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data