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: Morning Book
Discussion, Shakespeare Readers, a strong Genealogy Society, and French,
Spanish, and Italian Conversation Groups. Other programs feature speakers
on local and national events.
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.
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 almost daily.
Please stop by and see what we have!
The Friends of the Mt. Lebanon Library has lost a staunch supporter and long time officer of our organization, Joe Wertheim, who passed away Saturday, August 11, 2012
"He was a remarkable person: kind, generous, and with the biggest heart and a great spirit. He loved the library and all the Friends' activities, especially the Book Cellar. It's so very sad that his life was cut short. He still had so much to give the community.
He had been the Friends' treasurer for many years before joining the library board about 13 years ago. He served 2 terms, and was President of the Library board. He then volunteered to be the Friends' President, which he was until the time of his death. A couple of years ago, he was appointed to the Library board again to fill an unexpired term, and had just been reappointed in April to another three-year term.
He will be sorely missed by many-- most of all our library family. Our thoughts and prayers are with his wife Elaine and son Ben."
This message was sent by Cindy Richey, Director of the Mt. Lebanon Public Library on August 11, 2012
Anyone caring to make a donation in Joe's memory may do so with suggested organizations being; Brother's Brother Foundation, Mt. Lebanon Public Library, Sojourner House, or the Barrow Neurolgical Foundation (ALS Research).