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J HERMAN BOSLER MEMORIAL LIBRARY BOSLER FREE LIBRARY

Empowering Lifelong Learning

aka Bosler Memorial Library   |   Carlisle, PA   |  www.boslerlibrary.org
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J HERMAN BOSLER MEMORIAL LIBRARY BOSLER FREE LIBRARY

EIN: 23-1381007


Mission

Empowering lifelong learning

Ruling year info

1978

Executive Director

Mr. Jeffrey D. Swope

Main address

158 W. High Street

Carlisle, PA 17013 USA

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EIN

23-1381007

Subject area info

Libraries

Public libraries

Population served info

Children and youth

Adults

Families

NTEE code info

Libraries, Library Science (B70)

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Eliminate illiteracy and promote lifelong learning.

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?

Storytime

Weekly programs for infants, toddlers and preschoolers to listen to stories, participate in hands-on activities and singing, and engage in social interaction with other children as they begin to develop early literacy skills.

Population(s) Served
Infants and toddlers

Free live monthly music concerts, featuring a variety of musical genres.

Population(s) Served
Adults

A summer-long program for all ages to participate in reading and other activities in order to fight the “summer slide,” improve literacy, and engage in a lifelong love of reading.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Meet the Artists is an eight-class program which introduces a broad array of well-known visual artists to students in K-3, bringing to life different forms of art and the processes of creating and expressing art. Led by an experienced elementary art teacher, each class begins by reading aloud a high quality picture book about a featured artist. The teacher then leads the students in creating projects which illustrate that artist’s particular techniques.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

Designed for children in grades 2-4, the American Girls Club exposes children to life in designated periods of American history, through the use of the popular children’s book series. Focusing each four-week session on a particular American Girl, participants receive the first book in that American Girl’s sub-series. The Club then meets to discuss the book, the time period, and have hands-on experiences relating to that time period, including crafts, cooking, and games.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

For children in grades 5-8, Techno Tweens uses interactive online resources and other types of computer technologies to introduce arts-related topics, such as photography and photo editing, computer generated artwork, story creation and computer animation, and music composition.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

This four-class program introduces well-known musical composers/artists to students in K-3, bringing to life different styles and forms of music. Working in conjunction with local music teachers and orchestra staff, each class begins by reading aloud a high quality picture book about a featured composer or highlighting a particular musical style. The instructor then leads the students in creative, hands-on activities which allow children to experience that composer’s style and techniques.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

Provides programs and courses that engage adults in learning at any age and stage of life. The Carlisle Institute offers many single-session programs, multi-session courses and ongoing activities and clubs facilitated by knowledgeable volunteers from a variety of backgrounds. Offerings cover a wide range of subject matter including arts, civics, culture, finance, humanities, philosophy, religion, science and more, with a mix of practical and academic topics.

Population(s) Served
Adults

A series of programs for parents and their young children, ages 2 and under, to engage in play time together, a short circle time with other children and parents, and an opportunity to meet community resource specialists who can answer questions about childhood development.

Population(s) Served
Families

Where we work

Goals & Strategy

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

Charting impact

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

Eliminate illiteracy and promote lifelong learning.

Providing programs, services and library collections to promote literacy and lifelong learning.

We provide free and equal access to 107,345 collections items, 1,000 programs each year, meeting room availability, internet computers, wireless service, and professional information services available to everyone.

Growth in all of the above mentioned areas.

Financials

J HERMAN BOSLER MEMORIAL LIBRARY BOSLER FREE LIBRARY
Fiscal year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

Revenue vs. expenses:  breakdown

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info
NET GAIN/LOSS:    in 
Note: When component data are not available, the graph displays the total Revenue and/or Expense values.

Liquidity in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

137.65

Average of 587.45 over 10 years

Months of cash in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

5.2

Average of 3.9 over 10 years

Fringe rate in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

12%

Average of 16% over 10 years

Funding sources info

Source: IRS Form 990

Assets & liabilities info

Source: IRS Form 990

Financial data

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

J HERMAN BOSLER MEMORIAL LIBRARY BOSLER FREE LIBRARY

Revenue & expenses

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

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Balance sheet

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

The balance sheet gives a snapshot of the financial health of an organization at a particular point in time. An organization's total assets should generally exceed its total liabilities, or it cannot survive long, but the types of assets and liabilities must also be considered. For instance, an organization's current assets (cash, receivables, securities, etc.) should be sufficient to cover its current liabilities (payables, deferred revenue, current year loan, and note payments). Otherwise, the organization may face solvency problems. On the other hand, an organization whose cash and equivalents greatly exceed its current liabilities might not be putting its money to best use.

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Financial trends analysis Glossary & formula definitions

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

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Profitability info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) before depreciation -$265,987 $377,481 $144,351 $235,471 -$392,401
As % of expenses -20.5% 28.0% 10.3% 16.6% -25.9%
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) after depreciation -$507,571 $137,387 -$84,617 $7,129 -$612,881
As % of expenses -33.0% 8.6% -5.2% 0.4% -35.3%
Revenue composition info
Total revenue (unrestricted & restricted) $1,343,991 $1,364,770 $1,470,494 $1,606,452 $1,642,388
Total revenue, % change over prior year 9.0% 1.5% 7.7% 9.2% 2.2%
Program services revenue 5.7% 4.8% 2.9% 2.9% 2.2%
Membership dues 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Investment income 4.4% -0.4% 1.7% 2.3% 5.3%
Government grants 58.7% 60.1% 56.6% 52.2% 53.1%
All other grants and contributions 28.1% 33.7% 36.5% 35.0% 39.3%
Other revenue 3.1% 1.8% 2.4% 7.6% 0.1%
Expense composition info
Total expenses before depreciation $1,295,792 $1,349,673 $1,403,863 $1,418,124 $1,516,272
Total expenses, % change over prior year 6.1% 4.2% 4.0% 1.0% 6.9%
Personnel 66.0% 64.5% 65.3% 63.4% 65.1%
Professional fees 1.2% 1.2% 1.2% 1.2% 2.0%
Occupancy 5.0% 4.6% 4.5% 4.6% 4.8%
Interest 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Pass-through 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
All other expenses 27.8% 29.7% 29.1% 30.8% 28.0%
Full cost components (estimated) info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Total expenses (after depreciation) $1,537,376 $1,589,767 $1,632,831 $1,646,466 $1,736,752
One month of savings $107,983 $112,473 $116,989 $118,177 $126,356
Debt principal payment $0 $0 $0 $0 $4,130
Fixed asset additions $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Total full costs (estimated) $1,645,359 $1,702,240 $1,749,820 $1,764,643 $1,867,238

Capital structure indicators

Liquidity info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Months of cash 3.4 3.1 3.6 4.4 5.2
Months of cash and investments 14.6 16.0 16.7 18.5 16.5
Months of estimated liquid unrestricted net assets 11.9 14.5 15.1 16.9 12.6
Balance sheet composition info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Cash $363,734 $350,311 $416,796 $522,427 $653,079
Investments $1,218,062 $1,449,478 $1,532,334 $1,666,320 $1,428,907
Receivables $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Gross land, buildings, equipment (LBE) $8,031,479 $8,041,654 $8,054,783 $8,049,154 $8,048,799
Accumulated depreciation (as a % of LBE) 23.8% 26.6% 29.4% 32.0% 34.6%
Liabilities (as a % of assets) 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.2% 0.2%
Unrestricted net assets $7,398,884 $7,536,271 $7,451,654 $7,458,783 $6,845,902
Temporarily restricted net assets $299,086 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Permanently restricted net assets $168,757 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Total restricted net assets $467,843 $378,726 $423,052 $440,864 $688,374
Total net assets $7,866,727 $7,914,997 $7,874,706 $7,899,647 $7,534,276

Key data checks

Key data checks info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Material data errors No No No No No

Operations

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

Documents
Form 1023/1024 is not available for this organization

Executive Director

Mr. Jeffrey D. Swope

Number of employees

Source: IRS Form 990

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Officers, directors, trustees, and key employees

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

Compensation
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Board of directors
as of 08/21/2023
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Board chair

Hope Miller

Katherine Fitz-Patrick

Courtney Hair LaRue

Stephanie Chertok

Manal El Harrak

Emmanuel Quainoo

Lillian Wong

Carol Ann Johnston

James Hutcheson

Amy Luckett

Robert Beard

Kevin Lyttle

There are no contractors recorded for this organization.

Professional fundraisers

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SOURCE: IRS Form 990 Schedule G

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