Support Your Library
Book Sale and Rummage Sale
Gift Book Program
Hinkelfest Cooking Contest
The annual Hinkelfest Cooking Contest is organized by the library. Each year ‘s new categories will be announced the month before Hinkelfest to allow for amateur cooks to prepare their delicious recipes. The deadline for recipe submission is the Monday before Hinkelfest while judging of contest entries will begin at 1 PM the Saturday of Hinkelfest at Fireman’s Park, Fredericksburg, PA. Cash prizes and ribbons are awarded in all three categories. Download complete contest guidelines here.
Volunteer at Hinkelfest
We’re looking for (more than a) few good volunteers! If you love your community and want to give back, volunteering at Hinkelfest may be the opportunity you’re looking for. A volunteer commitment at Hinkelfest is perfect for busy folks or those looking to cut their teeth on getting more involved in their community because it runs one weekend a year, and you only have to commit to a single two hour shift (though you may volunteer for than one shift if you want!). To add your name to the volunteer roster, complete this online form or call the library; you’ll be contacted next year the month before Hinkelfest to schedule your volunteer shift(s), and we’ll see you in September at Hinkelfest! Hinkelfest is a country fair full of good food, games, rides, amusements, +more, and it’s staffed entirely by volunteers while its proceeds are distributed among five local organizations, including Matthews Public Library.
Volunteer at the Library
We always welcome volunteers here at the library. If you have just a little time once or twice a year, you could help out with the twice yearly rummage sale or the annual book sale. If you have more time to commit, you might think about volunteering regularly–it is a great way to learn about the library and all the ways in which we serve the community. We also provide local volunteer opportunities for students. Call the library to talk to Mrs. Sheila Redcay, director of the library, about volunteering.