Donations & Memorials



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.

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.  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. We are always happy to discuss options with you so that your gift can truly reflect the spirit in which it is given.

Financial Donations

Donations can be made to purchase library materials, equipment, or to sponsor library programs.

Material Donations

At this time we are only able to accept book donations that were published in the past five years. Thank you for understanding.

Amazon Wishlist

With the departure of Amazon Smile, we have decided to create an Amazon Wishlist that items can be purchased from to donate.

View our Wishlist here

Memorial Contributions

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.