Educational Institutions

JAMES V BROWN LIB ENDOW FD

The place to go to learn, connect and grow.

aka James V. Brown Library

Williamsport, PA

Mission

The James V. Brown Library is the place to go to learn, connect and grow.

Ruling Year

1948

Executive Director

Ms. Barbara S. McGary

Main Address

19 East Fourth Street

Williamsport, PA 17701 USA

Keywords

Library

EIN

24-0799180

 Number

3992841858

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Libraries, Library Science (B70)

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Programs + Results

What we aim to solve New!

The Library offers services to inform, enrich, preserve, and promote community engagement, as well as improve early literacy skill and learning skills for all residents of Lycoming County. Because the impact of public libraries extends beyond the individuals who use them – it strengthens and empowers the community around them. How a parent reads to a child has lasting effects on that child's literacy. Knowing how to use computers and the Internet is essential for people who need better jobs or further education to support their families. Communities with better social connectedness and civic engagement have been associated with less unemployment.

Our programs

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Public library

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Charting Impact

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What is the organization aiming to accomplish?

What are the organization's key strategies for making this happen?

What are the organization's capabilities for doing this?

How will they know if they are making progress?

What have and haven't they accomplished so far?

The library's strategic goals are to: champion the love of reading, open new doors to lifelong learning, provide a haven to those who seek, ensure the preservation of public library services for future generations, and to make James V. Brown Library the place to be.

By offering innovative educational and life-enriching programming, services and resources to the public.

Through the use of highly-trained staff and librarians with master's degrees, programs will supplement educational learning goals and materials will be selected for the benefit of the community. Community partnerships will be expanded and enhanced, with the library seen as a trusted community resource.

Through the use of programming surveys and the collection of statistics such as in-person visits, website and database usage, programming numbers, material checkouts, reference questions asked and more.

Since June 1907, the library has championed the love of reading, opened new doors to lifelong learning, provided a haven to those who seek and ensured the preservation of public library services for future generations. The library has more than 225,000 visitors in a year and circulates a half-million items annually. The Library also participates in national and statewide initiatives to promote literacies in order to power a better future for everyone. The Library contributes to education, employment, entrepreneurship, engagement and empowerment and is a catalyst for powerful individual and community change.

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Financials

JAMES V BROWN LIB ENDOW FD

Fiscal year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

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Operations

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

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Board Leadership Practices

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BOARD ORIENTATION & 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 & 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?

Not Applicable

Organizational Demographics

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