Donate

We appreciate the generosity of our patrons in making donations. Gifts of all types support many library programs and book collections for children and adults. Contributions are tax deductible. Listed below are the many ways you can support the library.

How to Donate


Direct monetary donations may be made to the library using most major credit cards or by mailing a check payable to Mt. Lebanon Public Library at 16 Castle Shannon Blvd, Pittsburgh, PA 15228.

For mailed donations, please submit a donation form along with your contribution.

To pay by credit card online, use the button below to visit our secure donation page:

Friends of the Library


The Friends of Mt. Lebanon Public Library have a common concern for the Library's active participation in the community and have strong convictions that good library service is an essential part of everyone's intellectual enrichment. The Friends create public support and assistance for expanding library programs and encourage gifts, endowments and memorials to the library.


The Book Celler


Donate lightly used, resalable books, CDs and DVDs to the library's book store. The Book Cellar is located inside the library's lower level entrance, and offers new and used items at great prices, with all proceeds benefiting the library. Please do not donate magazines or VHS tapes. Contributions to the Book Cellar are tax-deductible.

Commemoration


You can commemorate birthdays, weddings, anniversaries, graduations, retirement, holidays, and other special events, or provide a memorial for a loved one. For each gift of $25 or more, we will place an inscribed bookplate in a new book in our collection. Submit an Honor Book form or call 412-531-1912. Please make all checks payable to Mt. Lebanon Public Library.

Personalized Bricks


Make a donation in honor or memory of a loved one. Bricks are placed at the walkway into the library or in the courtyard. Contact the library for information or print out a donation form.
  • Small bricks are $350
  • Large bricks are $700

United Way


Contribute to our children's programs and book collection by selecting Donor Option #4670. The Friends of Mt. Lebanon Public Library graciously accept United Way donations on behalf of the library.

Wish List


Choose an item on our Wish List. Costs for materials vary, depending on type, format, and so forth. Please check with the library for specific information.

Recorded Books & Videos


Donate for authors or subjects and we'll place a bookplate on the inside cover of each item.
  • The average cost, including sets and series is $50.
  • Unabridged titles on CD often cost more than $100.

Children's Storytime


Fund one of these important early literacy activities for babies, toddlers, or preschoolers.
  • Cost per storytime is $160
  • call 412-531-1912 for more information.

Outreach


For nursery schools, day care centers and senior citizen facilities.
  • Cost per visit is $180
  • Call 412-531-1912 for more information.

Library Fundraising Events


Throughout the year there are a number of social events to benefit the library and help it carry out its mission. They are hosted and organized by either by the Trustees of Mt. Lebanon Public Library or the Friends of Mt. Lebanon Public Library group and raise vital funds, as well as friends, for the library. Please check the Events Calendar to learn more about these lively fundraising activities.

Schedule of Annual Fundraising Events:
  • February - Brews for a Chili Night
  • July - Annual Garden Tour and Party
  • August - Beer Garden Bash