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, PayPal or by mailing a check payable to Mt. Lebanon Public Library at 16 Castle Shannon Blvd, Pittsburgh, PA 15228.

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

To pay by credit card or PayPal, 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.
Lists of Memorial & Honor
Adults
Children's
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.

Adopt a Magazine
Provide a subscription to a magazine or journal and we'll place a note on the plastic cover stating that it is a gift from you.  Submit a form or call 412-531-1912 for more information. The average cost is $35.

Adopt an Author
Provide funds to purchase books by particular authors or in specific genres or subjects for adults or children such as:
  • Cookbooks
  • History
  • Jack Gantos
  • James Patterson
  • Literary fiction
  • Mysteries
  • Patricia Reilly Giff
  • Reference
  • Science
  • Toni Morrison
We will place bookplates in each title. Download and print a form or call 412-531-1912.
  • The average cost for all adult books, including reference and nonfiction is $50.
  • For children's books, the average cost is $25.
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
  • October - A Novel Affair