How You Can Help

 Use and Attend!

The measure of a library’s success is its usage, so come on down and see what your favorite authors have been up to, or attend one of our events. You won’t be disappointed!

Spreading the Word

Changes at the library are on-going. Perhaps you know someone who has never even set foot into our beautiful building, or doesn’t know about our wonderful programs. So tell your friends about an upcoming program,  a service you found helpful  or even just the latest books we’ve gotten in or available online.


The Sayre Public Library has many volunteer opportunities available. Volunteers assist the staff in meeting the educational, informational, and cultural needs of our local patrons. Time donated by volunteers helps our staff to better meet the needs of each individual library user. Library volunteers are given many different responsibilities. Volunteers may enjoy any one of the following tasks:

  • Shelving returned items.
  • Reading, edging, and straightening our bookshelves periodically.
  • Using the microfilm reader to assist with genealogical or historical research.
  • Assisting with various aspects of our children’s programming.
  • Fundraising efforts.
  • Marketing and communications.
  • Teaching community programs.

Volunteers are asked to complete a volunteer application. Additionally, volunteers who wish to work with children are asked to complete the following clearances: Criminal Record Check (Act 34)Child Abuse Clearance (Act 151), and Pennsylvania FBI Fingerprint Clearance (Act 114). If interested please inquire at the Sayre Public Library, or call (570) 888-2256. If you would like to donate time and energy, spearhead a project-in-development, or even give some time to our popular Story Hour for Children, please contact us at the library or by sending using our Contact form.

Book Donations

The library accepts most books, used or new. However, at this time we are not accepting paperbacks unless they are in like new condition. We are also not in need of textbooks at this time. We examine each book to determine if it belongs in our collection, or into our ongoing book sale.  All donations made to the Sayre Public Library are tax-deductible.

Monetary Donations

The electric company will not accept the latest copy of Harry Potter as a form of payment, so monetary donations are also accepted. These are used for maintenance, utilities, and purchases of various necessities.

Memorial Gifts

Your loved ones may be gone, but their names can live on through your selfless giving. Donations made in honor of special people and loved ones are used to purchase books and other materials that the library might not otherwise be able to buy. These memorial items contain placards which give the names of the honoree and the donor. Please complete our Memorial Donation Form.

Bequests & Endowments

Public libraries, like all non-profit organizations, are at the mercy of the ever-changing economy and political whims. We weather lean times with the help of generous estate endowments and bequests. Our benefactors are honored in perpetuity with a brass plaque on our Honor Roll. Won’t you consider remembering us in your will?