Franklin County Library System

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aka FCLSPA   |   Chambersburg, PA   |
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Franklin County Library System

EIN: 23-1457996


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

Ruling year info


Executive Director

Mr. Andrew C. Vickers

Main address

101 Ragged Edge Rd S

Chambersburg, PA 17202 USA

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Subject area info



Public libraries

Youth development

Population served info

Children and youth

Infants and toddlers




NTEE code info

Libraries, Library Science (B70)

Museum & Museum Activities (A50)

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

IRS subsection

501(c)(3) Public Charity

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Tax forms


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

Child development progam of workshops, resources, and referral

Population(s) Served

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

Population(s) Served

Groups discussions of literature

Population(s) Served

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

Population(s) Served

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Total number of works acquired this year

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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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.

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.

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We act on the feedback we receive

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

Revenue vs. expenses:  breakdown

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info
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


Average of 0.00 over 10 years

Months of cash in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 4.7 over 10 years

Fringe rate in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 27% over 10 years

Funding sources info

Source: IRS Form 990

Assets & liabilities info

Source: IRS Form 990

Financial data

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

Franklin County Library System

Revenue & expenses

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

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Franklin County Library System

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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Franklin County Library System

Financial trends analysis Glossary & formula definitions

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

This snapshot of Franklin County Library System’s financial trends applies Nonprofit Finance Fund® analysis to data hosted by GuideStar. While it highlights the data that matter most, remember that context is key – numbers only tell part of any story.

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Profitability info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) before depreciation -$429,555 -$321,594 $582,108 -$89,955 -$52,942
As % of expenses -12.4% -10.9% 22.6% -3.2% -1.7%
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) after depreciation -$429,555 -$321,594 $582,108 -$89,955 -$52,942
As % of expenses -12.4% -10.9% 22.6% -3.2% -1.7%
Revenue composition info
Total revenue (unrestricted & restricted) $3,148,265 $2,577,621 $3,129,191 $2,741,893 $3,119,630
Total revenue, % change over prior year -56.3% -18.1% 21.4% -12.4% 13.8%
Program services revenue 2.8% 3.3% 1.4% 1.4% 1.5%
Membership dues 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Investment income 1.0% 0.9% 0.5% 1.2% 1.2%
Government grants 65.1% 80.5% 89.1% 86.8% 84.4%
All other grants and contributions 26.1% 12.4% 8.0% 9.0% 11.5%
Other revenue 5.0% 3.0% 1.1% 1.6% 1.4%
Expense composition info
Total expenses before depreciation $3,472,928 $2,957,113 $2,577,250 $2,847,108 $3,078,929
Total expenses, % change over prior year -54.9% -14.9% -12.8% 10.5% 8.1%
Personnel 39.7% 45.5% 46.9% 45.0% 48.3%
Professional fees 1.3% 0.9% 1.0% 0.9% 0.9%
Occupancy 2.5% 2.5% 2.3% 2.6% 2.6%
Interest 5.4% 5.6% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Pass-through 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
All other expenses 51.0% 45.4% 49.8% 51.4% 48.2%
Full cost components (estimated) info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Total expenses (after depreciation) $3,472,928 $2,957,113 $2,577,250 $2,847,108 $3,078,929
One month of savings $289,411 $246,426 $214,771 $237,259 $256,577
Debt principal payment $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Fixed asset additions $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Total full costs (estimated) $3,762,339 $3,203,539 $2,792,021 $3,084,367 $3,335,506

Capital structure indicators

Liquidity info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Months of cash 3.7 2.8 5.8 4.5 4.3
Months of cash and investments 5.0 4.6 7.9 6.8 6.1
Months of estimated liquid unrestricted net assets 5.0 4.6 7.9 6.8 6.1
Balance sheet composition info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Cash $1,058,744 $683,248 $1,237,516 $1,071,304 $1,095,373
Investments $386,969 $440,871 $468,711 $544,968 $467,957
Receivables $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Gross land, buildings, equipment (LBE) $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Accumulated depreciation (as a % of LBE) 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Liabilities (as a % of assets) 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Unrestricted net assets $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Temporarily restricted net assets $0 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Permanently restricted net assets $0 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Total restricted net assets $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Total net assets $1,445,713 $1,124,119 $1,706,227 $1,616,272 $1,563,330

Key data checks

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


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

Form 1023/1024 is not available for this organization

Executive Director

Mr. Andrew C. Vickers

Number of employees

Source: IRS Form 990

Franklin County Library System

Officers, directors, trustees, and key employees

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

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Compensation data
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There are no highest paid employees recorded for this organization.

Franklin County Library System

Board of directors
as of 06/20/2023
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board of directors data
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Board chair

David Keller

County Commissioner

David Keller

Amy Daly

Sue McLaughlin

Patricia McClain

Lauren Sulcove

Luis Escobar

Kim Shockey

Ida Eustis

George Siehl

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


Fiscal year ending
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