How can you support your library?


You can make a donation any time of year! Use one of the following options or stop in the library to speak with a staff member.

Annual Fund Drive

To donate to our Annual Fund Drive, contact the library, or send your donation to:
Priestley-Forsyth Memorial Library
100 King Street
Northumberland PA  17857

You can click here for a copy of our donation form.

Derby Day Auction

The Library’s principal fundraiser is the Annual Derby Day Auction, occurring on the same day as the Kentucky Derby each year. The Derby Day Auction has been an annual event at the Library for over 25 years, usually, the first Saturday of May. If you would like to donate an item for the next auction, please contact the library.

Annual Book Sale

The book sale is a major part of our fund raising effort thanks to the generous donations of books from the community and the support of visitors who purchase items in the book sale. Please donate your unwanted books, DVDs & CDs. Donations for the annual sale are gratefully accepted at any time. Please no textbooks, encyclopedias, magazines, outdated computer or travel books or moldy oldies. Sale is typically in October.

Memorial Gifts

The library’s memorial program offers you an opportunity to donate books in memory or in honor of friends, relatives, teachers or organizations. Letters of acknowledgment and appreciation will be sent to the those you specify, and your gift book will bear a plate with the details of your donation. Click here for a PDF copy of our Memorial Form, or here to contact the library for more information.

Become a Friend of the Library

The Friends of the Priestley-Forsyth Library are dedicated to promoting the library as a center for education, cultural enrichment and entertainment in the community. The group seeks to develop a core of volunteers to energize community support, raise funds through public and private sources, and serve as ambassadors of the library to the community at large. For more information click here for our complete brochure.

As you can see, there are a number of ways to help and get involved. Scroll down for even more!

The Priestley-Forsyth Memorial Library depends greatly upon the generosity of our community.
The Board of Trustees and Staff would like to thank you for your continued support.


Purchase these beautiful prints!

Brad Shoemaker Prints of the Library: These lovely prints are available for $132.50 (which includes tax).

The following prints of the Library and the Priestley House by Patty Brandt are also available for purchase for $10.

Coming soon!

Here is a preview of new 2015 prints of the library from sketch artist, Steve Olofson. Check back soon for details!

Thank you!

Our gratitude to the community members and organizations who help keep the Priestley-Forsyth Memorial Library going.

The Library is an agency of the Greater Susquehanna United Way. 

Supporting the United Way supports the Priestley-Forsyth Memorial Library.


Call the Library at 570-473-8201 or