You might think that only the affluent leave gifts to charities in their wills, but they aren't the only ones. Although the James V. Brown Library was founded by the bequest of one wealthy man, over the years, the library has benefited from all types of donors.
These gifts have bought books, helped construct and maintain the library's buildings and increased the library's endowment fund, which ensures the preservation of public library services in Williamsport for future generations.
A bequest is a gift that costs nothing in your lifetime, but can transform and improve your community long into the future. It can be cash, a life insurance policy, appreciated securities, retirement funds, real estate or tangible personal property.
Consider a gift to the library in your will to ensure that the library will champion the love of reading, open the doors to lifelong learning and be the place to be in Williamsport for future generations.
To learn more, call Robin Glossner, development director, at 570-326-0536.
The James V. Brown Library, 19 E. Fourth St., is the place to go to learn, connect and grow. Founded in June 1907, the library champions the love of reading, opens new doors to lifelong learning, provides a haven to those who seek and ensures the preservation of public library services for future generations. The library and its outreach services assist more than 219,000 patrons who come through its doors annually and online at www.jvbrown.edu for access to free materials, computers, classes, exhibitions, and programming for children, tweens, teens and adults. The James V. Brown Library is a partner in the statewide literacy initiative of PA Forward, helping libraries build communities one person at a time.
The James V. Brown Library is open from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday, and noon to 5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday and 24/7 at www.jvbrown.edu.