Educational Institutions

Vandergrift Public Library Association

  • Vandergrift, PA
  • vandergriftpubliclibrary.org

Mission Statement

This organization does not have a mission statement at this time.

Main Programs

  1. Chess Club for Children
  2. Chess Tournament
  3. Dr. Seuss Celebration
  4. Preschool Story Times
  5. Summer Reading Program
Service Areas

Self-reported

Pennsylvania

ruling year

1951

Principal Officer since 2005

Self-reported

Charlene Hoffer

Keywords

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Matches programming to community needs, provides access to technology through eBooks, audio books & DVD's, child-friendly, youth centered, lifelong learners supported.

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EIN

25-0983071

 Number

2539728168

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Libraries, Library Science (B70)

Art Museums (A51)

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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Accomplishments: Seven adults received their high school diplomas as a result of GED classes provided at library. Received 87 new children's math/science books through a matching grant program with the Libri Foundation. Held a Christmas concert and was able to raise $3,304.50.     
Goals: Launch our "Teen Alley" (teen library & activity room) through promotions at school district, community spaces and newspapers. Assess and provide programming to teens. Include adults and teens with next year's summer reading program. Provide a book discussion club to older elementary school students. Develop strategic plan and mission statement for library. Design logo.

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

Chess Club for Children

Basic chess moves and strategies are taught to children in grades K-8th for 10 consecutive weeks beginning in January. The instructor is a volunteer and a chess master. Two additional volunteers assist the instructor. Children's Librarian coordinates the club.

Category

Population(s) Served

Budget

$200.00

Program 2

Chess Tournament

Children in grades K-8th are invited to compete in a chess tournament. This tournament is open to the general public. The children need not be a member of the chess club to participate. The children are divided into a junior division or senior division according to their age group to compete for first and second place trophies. The tournament occurs on a Saturday in February or March.

Category

Youth Development, General/Other

Population(s) Served

Children Only (5 - 14 years)

Budget

$250.00

Program 3

Dr. Seuss Celebration

Children of all ages are invited to participate in a Seuss themed party that includes hearing stories, participating in group activities and sharing in a snack. Dr. Seuss was instrumental in writing children's books that were entertaining and fun. Children, for years, have learned to appreciate reading through hearing Dr. Seuss stories. A special day in March is chosen each year to celebrate Dr. Seuss and his whacky method of storytelling.

Category

Youth Development, General/Other

Population(s) Served

Children and Youth (0 - 19 years)

Budget

$100.00

Program 4

Preschool Story Times

Children, ages 3-5, are invited to attend story times specifically designed for their age grouparticipate in peer group activities and practice using their fine motor skills to write or draw.

Category

Education, General/Other

Population(s) Served

Aging/Elderly/Senior Citizens

Budget

$200.00

Program 5

Summer Reading Program

Children, ages 3-11, are invited to participate in a themed summer reading program each year that occurs during the whole month of July. The children are challenged to read as many books as they can with an adult family member supervising their progress. They earn incentive prizes and enter into a drawing to win participation prizes. The children are divided into 3 age groups and the child in each age group who reads the most books wins the grand prize in their category. The children are very excited when it becomes summer reading program month. If funding is available, performers from the Carnegie Science Center or Carnegie Museum come to the library to give a special show to the children. Puppet show performers and theatrical groups have also entertained the children at the library.

Category

Arts, Culture & Humanities, General/Other

Population(s) Served

Children and Youth (0 - 19 years)

Budget

$500.00

Service Areas

Self-reported

Pennsylvania

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Vandergrift Public Library Assoc
Fiscal year: Jan 01-Dec 31
Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant.

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Operations

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Vandergrift Public Library Association

Leadership

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Principal Officer

Charlene Hoffer

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Jill Solomon

Solomon's Fitness Center

Term: Jan 2010 - Jan 2013

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