October 2021

Dear Southern Lehigh Area Resident,

As the library launches its 2021/2022 Helping Hands Campaign, I want you to know that Southern Lehigh Public Library is committed to serving the residents of our community! You might ask, “Hasn’t that always been true?” The answer is a resounding “YES!”, but it is important for you to know that despite the difficulties we all continue to face as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, the library’s commitment to meeting the needs and improving access to library services for the community is strengthened by your support. Your support comes in many forms; you are graciously abiding by rules for masking and social distancing in the building, attending virtual and in-person programming, using our digital and print resources, consulting our staff for assistance with technology, teaching your children a love of reading and life-long learning, offering the library staff a friendly greeting when you visit or call and most importantly, many of you have generously donated to past campaigns. Thank you so very much for your extraordinary support!

Once again, I am asking you to consider making a donation to this year’s campaign. Donate by mail using the donation envelope provided or online at www.solehipl.org and click on the Helping Hands Campaign icon. For every $50 you donate to the 2021/2022 Helping Hands Campaign through June 30, 2022, your name will be entered into a monthly drawing for a $25 gift card to one of several local businesses that are the library’s community partners. In addition, the library will include your name in its donor recognition display and on its website at the corresponding giving level listed below. Donations of $50.00 or more will also be honored with a tribute plate in a new item for the library’s collectio and donations of $1,000.00 or more will be permanently honored on the library’s Tree of Knowledge. Please remember to check with your employer and if a Matching Gift Program is offered, include the appropriate form with your donation.

  • $25-$49 – Participant
  • $50-$249 – Contributor
  • $250-$499 – Sponsor
  • $500-$999 – Benefactor
  • 1,000 & up – Visionary

THANK YOU for lending a “helping hand” with your support! We look forward to serving you and your family during these uncertain times! We’re in this together!


Lynnette A. Saeger, Library Director

Your gift is tax deductible. SLPL is a registered PA charitable organization. A copy of our official registration and financial information may be obtained from the PA Dept. of State by calling 1-800-732-0999.