ExtraGive

ExtraGive 2022

The Library is once again participating in ExtraGive! This year we will have Donut NV onsite starting at 7am. They will be giving away a small bag of mini donuts for free, while supplies last. After these run out, they will remain with us until 10am, selling donuts and fresh squeezed lemonade.

Then, from 12pm to 2pm, come to the Coffee Company for samples of a frozen treat! There will also be drawings for prizes throughout the day. Before you leave the Library, grab our take-home trivia packet. This is the kickoff for our World Cafe inspired trivia. Return the packet by December 3rd for a chance to win a prize!

We hope you come to celebrate and also remember to support the Library on this ExtraOrdinary day. You can give online at the ExtraGive website by clicking here on November 18th. Thank you for your support of the Library and making the Greater Elizabethtown Area an extraordinary place!

What is ExtraGive and why is it important?

This ExtraOrdinary day occurs the Friday before Thanksgiving week. It’s a 24 hour rush for Library supporters to GiveExtra and achieve the ExtraOrdinary for the Greater Elizabethtown Community. With over 10 years of participation in the ExtraGive, our community has contributed more than $119,000. These gifts, mostly $25 and $50 increments, pool together and make a big impact on our community. 

These funds have brought educational programming to the Library, funded replacement computers for the public to use, and purchased 2nd hand shelving to house our growing collection. They have helped fund repairs and collection expenditures.

The Library relies heavily on contributions to keep our doors open, lights on and to provide our programs and services. Elizabethtown Public Library is an independent non-profit Library and the majority of our operating and capital funds come from people like you who support us. When you buy coffee from Elizabethtown Coffee Company, have your passport applications & photos completed at the Library, and give your donations – yes, even when you pay those pesky late fees, it helps us provide new books and materials to lend.

There are many ways you can support the Library. Lancaster County’s ExtraOrdinary Give event is one of these ways. Join us as we celebrate philanthropy across Lancaster County. This event, founded by the Lancaster County Community Foundation, has thrived for more than 10 years. You can be part of this amazing day and have your gift stretched by funds contributed to the stretch pool that are distributed proportionally across all participating organizations.

Check out some images from our celebration of the ExtraGive in 2021: