When you click the “Donate” button, you will be redirected to the Allegheny County Library Association’s page for the Avalon Public Library. Please ensure that the name of our library appears before submitting payment.
Learn more about what your monetary donations help to provide by reading our Appeal Letter.
If you’d like to donate, but do not want to pay online, print out our Donation Form.
When you make a charitable contribution, you want to be sure that your money will be used effectively to improve the quality of life in our community. A gift to the Avalon Public Library is an excellent way to ensure quality library services for the North Boroughs areas of Avalon, Ben Avon, Ben Avon Heights, and Emsworth that we serve. So many successful people tell stories of how important the library has been in their lives. Each day in Avalon, our library staff reaches out to children and adults to help them grow and learn. We foster a love of reading and provide the vital information services people need. The continued excellence in services of the Avalon Public Library is a tribute to the generosity and support of people like you. There are many reasons to give to the Avalon Public Library. The following information briefly describes several fine ways to give to your library.
We are always happy to discuss options with you so that your gift can truly reflect the spirit in which it is given.
Donations can be made to purchase library materials, equipment, or to sponsor library programs.
We DO NOT accept the following:
- Items that smell musty or are mildewed
- Books with missing pages, torn covers, highlighting, or writing
- Textbooks, encyclopedia, and old National Geographics
- VHS tapes
- Magazines more than 1 year old
- Black sharpies
- Gently read books, including paperbacks and children’s books –
- Gently used CDs and DVDs
- Glue sticks
- Black or blue ink pens
- Construction paper
Gifts in memory or in honor of a friend or loved one are welcomed. Contributions can be made to the library to purchase library books and materials. When you make a memorial contribution to the Avalon Public Library, we will send notification of your gift to surviving family members. There are three ways to make a memorial contribution to your library:
- Memorial Book Fund
All contributions below $20 will be placed in a memorial book fund. These funds are used to strengthen areas of the collection. A bookplate will be placed in the books selected stating: “This book was purchased with contributions to the memorial book fund.” Neither the name of the deceased nor the donor will appear in these books.
- Memorial Book
Contributions of $35 and above will be used to purchase memorial books. A bookplate is placed in the front of each memorial book showing the name of the deceased and the donor.
- Gift Books
Patrons may purchase and donate a book to the library in honor or memory of a loved one. Gift books are accepted as memorials under the following conditions: they are in good condition; they are not currently owned by the library; and they are appropriate for the library’s collection.
Contributions may be paid via cash or check.