The Friends 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.
Working to promote library services, the Friends organize public events, raise
money and sponsor a variety of library activities such as: Adult and Children's Summer Reading Programs, Morning Book Discussion, Shakespeare Readers, a strong Genealogy Society, and French, Spanish, Chineses, and Italian Conversation Groups. Other programs feature speakers on local and national events. All the programs requiring funding are provided by the support from the Friends of the Mt. Lebanon Public Library.
Through their efforts, they have helped build and support our Library since
1932. Their contributions, including over 30 years of hugely successful,
annual (and sometimes more frequent) book sales, have enriched library
services in the Mt. Lebanon community. In December 2008, the Friends
opened the Book Cellar to serve the library community year-round and to
raise funds for the Mt. Lebanon Public Library. Friends of the Mt. Lebanon Public is a non-profit 501(c)(3) entity and donations are deductible for federal tax purposes. If you would like to make a donation please mail your contribution to:
The Friends of the Mt. Lebanon Public Library
16 Castle Shannon Blvd
Pittsburgh, PA. 15228
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The Book Cellar
The Friends operate a year-round book shop in the lower level of the library,
with all proceeds benefiting the library. The book shop opens daily except Sunday. Please stop by and see what we have! This is not just a library book sale. The books are organized by field of interest, i.e. Fiction, History, Art, etc. We do not sell books that would not be considered in good condition and most are very good to near new.
Just a note: We have not held the semi-annual book sale since the fall of 2008. The sale goes on everyday but Sunday. We do have Pop-Up sales and a Holiday Shop but these are in addition to our year-round Book Cellar operation.
Current Friends Officiers:
Bill Lewis, President
David McKibben, Vice-President
Eileen Jacobs, Secretary
Diane Gerber, Treasurer
Susan Tracey, Board Member
Robyn Vitek, ex-officio, Library Director