Darby Library Co.

aka Darby Free Library   |   Darby, PA   |

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Darby Library Co.

EIN: 23-1396790


Encourage and foster among the residents of the Borough of Darby and its vicinity, the spirit of self-improvement by the establishing and maintenance of a Library in the said Borough and the promotion of the moral and intellectual growth of the inhabitants of such community, without profit to said Corporation.

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Charles Marvil Jr

Vice President

Anthony Santoro

Main address

1001 Main St PO Box 164

Darby, PA 19023 USA

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Subject area info

Arts and culture



Media access and policy


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Population served info

Children and youth



Ethnic and racial groups

Immigrants and migrants

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NTEE code info

Libraries, Library Science (B70)

IRS subsection

501(c)(3) Public Charity

IRS filing requirement

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

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Programs and results

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Our programs

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Public Library services

The Darby Free Library offers programs from infancy, with story times by a professionally trained Childrens' Librarian. Other programs like 1,000 Books before Kindergarten create excitement about reading for both parents and children. School-age and family programs like Crazy 8s, NASA@MYLIBRARY, Summer Enrichment, Citizen Science, and gardening with Black Girls with Green Thumbs all promote reading, math and science hidden in fun.
Library services directly benefit the needs of the low & moderate income families in Darby Borough and Colwyn. 25.5% of the residents are living in poverty. The Darby Library is the communitys only free access to computers, printers and internet. They are used daily to connect to information, employment opportunities, government programs like unemployment and medical assistance, email, and homework.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Economically disadvantaged people
Immigrants and migrants

Where we work

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Financial data

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Darby Library Co.

Revenue & expenses

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

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Darby Library Co.

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

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Charles Marvil Jr

Vice President

Anthony Santoro

Darby Library Co.

Officers, directors, trustees, and key employees

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Darby Library Co.

Board of directors
as of 03/27/2024
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Board chair

Charles D. Marvil, Jr.

• Chairman of the Board of Sharon Savings Bank • President and owner of Marvil Funeral Home, Ltd • Member of Delaware County Funeral Directors Assoc. • Member of Pennsylvania Funeral Directors Assoc. • Member of National Funeral Directors Assoc.

Anthony Santoro

• National Education Association • Pennsylvania Education Association • William Penn Education Association • USO (United Service Organization) • Clifton Heights PAL (Police Athletic League)

Bernice Clark-Dickerson

• Darby Borough CDC • Delaware County Community College Trustee • Mt Zion CME Steward Board • Morton Borough Council • Cheyney University Alumni Assiciation

Gwen Hayes

• National Education Association • Pennsylvania State Education Association • William Penn Education Association • Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. • AARP • National Council of Negro Women

Board leadership practices

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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 ? Not applicable
  • 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? Not applicable

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 3/27/2024

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Equity strategies

Last updated: 03/17/2023

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  • We review compensation data across the organization (and by staff levels) to identify disparities by race.
  • We ask team members to identify racial disparities in their programs and / or portfolios.
  • We analyze disaggregated data and root causes of race disparities that impact the organization's programs, portfolios, and the populations served.
  • We disaggregate data to adjust programming goals to keep pace with changing needs of the communities we support.
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
  • We disaggregate data by demographics, including race, in every policy and program measured.
  • We have long-term strategic plans and measurable goals for creating a culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.
Policies and processes
  • We use a vetting process to identify vendors and partners that share our commitment to race equity.
  • We have a promotion process that anticipates and mitigates implicit and explicit biases about people of color serving in leadership positions.
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.