The Ivy Club

135 years of Literature, Fellowship, and Community Service

The Ivy Club of Bloomsburg is the oldest continuously operating women’s club in Pennsylvania. Founded in 1889 by five young teachers who graduated from the Normal School (now Bloomsburg University), the objectives were to study literature and current events for the mutual benefit of its members and to aid in procuring a public library for Bloomsburg.

We continue these goals and support the libraries and other not-for-profit community services in Columbia County.

We meet on the first Wednesday of most months to discuss books and encourage reading. We usually talk about our personal reading and occasionally we all read the same book. We are strictly non-political and we welcome visitors.

Please contact the current president, Jan McClintock, for more information: or 570-594-1205.