Educational Institutions

Norwin Public Library Association

  • Irwin, PA
  • www.norwinpubliclibrary.org

Mission Statement

The Norwin Public Library provides access to information, technology, resources, and services that inspire and assist residents in meeting their lifelong, educational, vocational, professional, and recreational information needs. The Library, as a leading force in the community, emphasizes local resources, popular materials, and educational enrichment for all ages.

Main Programs

  1. Early Childhood Literacy
  2. Research and Reference Services
  3. Technical Services
  4. Lifelong Learning
  5. Collection Develeopment
Service Areas

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Pennsylvania

ruling year

1968

Principal Officer since 2005

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Ms. Diana F. Falk

Keywords

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Irwin Library, NPL, Summer Reading Program, Books, Programs

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EIN

25-1119036

 Number

3989285817

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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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Programs

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Program 1

Early Childhood Literacy

Expert children's library staff offer specialized literacy building programs for children from birth to age six. The programs include storytimes, music/rhyming programs, and performances for children and their caregivers.

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Research and Reference Services

Experienced librarians offer research and reference assistance to Norwin area residents. Our professional staff supports students in the K-12 curriculum and offers guidance to adults pursuing researching their own interests.

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Technical Services

Trained library staff maintains 28 public access computers and assists patrons in acquiring the necessary skills to take advantage of electronic resources. This includes free computer classes and one-on-one instruction.

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Lifelong Learning

The library regularly schedules lectures and discussion groups on a wide variety of relevant topics to stimulate intellectual curiosity for patrons of all ages.

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Collection Develeopment

Current and relevant books, magazines and newspapers, electronic databases, music, and dvds that are of an educational, informational, and recreational interest to our patrons.

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Service Areas

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Pennsylvania

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Financials

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

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Operations

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Norwin Public Library Association

Leadership

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Principal Officer

Ms. Diana F. Falk

STATEMENT FROM THE Principal Officer

"The value of a library to the community that it serves is often difficult to measure. Statistically speaking, studies show that communities with properly funded libraries have lower crime rates, lower high school dropout rates, more students pursuing higher education, lower unemployment rates, fewer families at risk and a population of healthy, active older adults. Many may argue that communities with well-funded libraries are also more likely to have well funded school districts and recreational programs that contribute to favorable statistics. I agree and believe that all of these institutions play a vital role in creating and maintaining a viable community. However, as many choose to diminish the role that a public library plays in the vitality of the community it serves, I am reminded of its value daily. My daily experiences have taught me to recognize what community members of all ages gain when they utilize library services: Children learn, socialize, grow confident and develop a lifelong love of reading and the library. Young adults discover a world of knowledge and opportunity that allows them to make informed choices, set goals and achieve their dreams. Adults become lifelong learners, discover new interests, share stories, help others and learn to be active members of our fast paced technological world. The library offers the gift of access to all of us. This is its true value. Those of us who choose to partake of this gift are grateful. "

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Mr. John M. Duncan Jr.

Duncan Financial Group

Term: May 2012 - May 2013

BOARD LEADERSHIP PRACTICES

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CEO OVERSIGHT

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BOARD PERFORMANCE

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