Library Foundation Board


  • 5:30 p.m.
  • Fourth Wednesday, each month (Please check the Calendar for any exceptions).
  • The regular meeting held in November 2023 shall be held on Wednesday, November 15 and the December 2023 meeting shall be held on December 13.
  • Manheim Township Public Library
    595 Granite Run Drive
    Lancaster, PA 17601

Library Foundation Board Minutes (PDF)


  • Laura L. Slaymaker, President
    Term Expires: January 2024
  • Susan W. Dyson, Vice-President
    Term Expires: January 2025
  • Rebecca A. Doster, Secretary
    Term Expires: January 2026
  • Lois Morgan
    Term Expires: Ex-Officio 
  • Diana E. Reeves
    Term Expires: January 2025
  • James R. Adams
    Term Expires: January 2026
  • Brian Mahon
    Term Expires: January 2025

Become a Volunteer (PDF)


The Manheim Township Public Library Foundation Board is a 501c3 corporation established by the Board of Commissioners under the Pennsylvania Library Code and as required by other related statutes of the PA Department of Education.

The Library Foundation Board serves the citizens of the Township and its community of library patrons and users by providing leadership and specialized focus, direction and oversight of all affairs of the Manheim Township Public Library. It works with the Library Director and its professional and volunteer staff to develop programs, services and financial plans to meet the library's mission and maintain compliance with the Pennsylvania Library Code.

Duties of the Library Foundation Board include such items as:

  • Ensuring the "free use" of the public library for the community,
  • Establishing library policies and rules for operation and use,
  • Overseeing the development of an annual operating and capital budget for the library,
  • Developing private and corporate fund-raising programs to benefit the Manheim Township Public Library Foundation, and
  • Conducting other studies and performing other related initiatives independently for the betterment of the library and its services.

The Manheim Township Public Library Foundation Board is comprised of seven (7) members who are residents of the Township. Each member is appointed to the Manheim Township Public Library Foundation Board by the Manheim Township Board of Commissioners for a term of three (3) years.