Educational Institutions

Martin Library Association

  • york, PA
  • http://www.yorklibraries.org/martin/index.htm

Mission Statement

Martin Library is committed to excellence in service by providing access to informational, intellectual, and recreational resources to all segments of our greater York community.  The library's vision is to open the door to knowledge and information while enhancing current standards and embracing emerging technologies.

Main Programs

  1. Family Place
Service Areas

Self-reported

Pennsylvania

Martin Library provides free public library services to the residents of York City and surrounding municipalities.  Additionally, as the District Library Center for York and Adams Counties, Martin Library serves over 500,000 people.

ruling year

1942

Principal Officer since 2016

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Mr. Robert F. Lambert

Keywords

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public library, grants,

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Also Known As

Martin Library

EIN

23-1352224

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Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Libraries, Library Science (B70)

IRS Filing Requirement

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

Programs + Results

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Overview

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Martin Library is the premier place for education and recreation in the York Community, providing free public library services to over 40,000 people each month.

Programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Program 1

Family Place

The Family Place Libraries are built on the belief that literacy begins at birth, and that libraries can help build healthy communities by nourishing healthy families. This philosophy is reinforced through a free five–week series, offered to parents and caregivers of toddlers (birth to age three), featuring local child development specialists who serve as resources for parents.  Within the program emphasis is placed on the central role of parents as the first teachers of their children.  Early intervention is facilitated, and strategies for healthy child development and early literacy are taught. 
The five-week series cultivates understanding within the relationships between parents and children. Each week, caregivers strengthen their parenting skills by learning more about the developmental stages of their children from trained child development specialists. Children are given the opportunity to play and interact with other children their age, learning the fundamentals of peer socialization.

Week One (Orientation Week), Paula Gilbert, Director of Youth Services at Martin Library and Lisa Schmittle, Children’s Program Manager, present the resources available at Martin Library for both parents and children. 

Week Two (Physical Therapy Week), specialists provide direction in developmentally appropriate ways to play and interact with children.

Week Three (Nutrition Week), a feeding specialist discusses early child development and nutrition. 

Week Four (Child Development Week), early education specialists discuss issues such as potty training, sleeping habits, and other common parenting concerns. 

Week Five (Speech, Hearing, and Language Development Week), early intervention speech and language therapists meet privately with each family about their child’s language development.

The Family Place workshops are held in the morning and the evening to accommodate parents’ work schedules. Upon graduation from the program, parents and their children form playgroups and meet regularly in the Family Place facility.

Category

Education

Population(s) Served

Infants/Babies (under age 5)

Adults

Budget

$5,000.00

Service Areas

Self-reported

Pennsylvania

Martin Library provides free public library services to the residents of York City and surrounding municipalities.  Additionally, as the District Library Center for York and Adams Counties, Martin Library serves over 500,000 people.

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MARTIN LIBRARY ASSOCIATION
Fiscal year: Jan 01-Dec 31
Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant.

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Martin Library Association

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Principal Officer

Mr. Robert F. Lambert

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Jaqueline Summers

Penn-Mar Human Services

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