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Did you know that public funding only covers 74% of WACL's operating budget? Private donations from generous, dedicated community members help cover the budget gap and allow us to continue to inspire, engage, and educate the community through high quality, fun, creative, and informative programming and services. The library continues to grow thanks to the generosity of people like you!

Donations made to Western Allegheny Community Library are tax deductible. You can also volunteer your time, provide in-kind support, attend an event, or help spread the word about our wonderful library. However you choose to give, we thank you!

  • Donate online with a credit card or bank account
  • Give us a call at (724) 695-8150 with a credit card
  • Checks made out to Western Allegheny Community Library (or WACL) can be mailed to 181 Bateman Road, Oakdale, PA 15071

Western Allegheny Community Library is not soliciting outside the state of PA and only accepts donations from states where we are registered. The official registration and financial information of Western Allegheny Community Library may be obtained from the Pennsylvania Department of State by calling toll free, within Pennsylvania, (800) 732-0999. Registration does not imply endorsement.

Matching Gifts
Double or even triple your financial gifts through your employer’s matching gift program. Some companies also match volunteer hours or the contributions of spouses and retirees. Check with your employer’s HR office and submit the required documentation with your donation. We will take care of the rest and maximize your gift!

Gift of Reading
Contributions to the library may be made in memory, honor, or celebration of a loved one, or to commemorate a special occasion. For a minimum gift of $25, a new book will be added to the collection with a bookplate acknowledging your special gift. You may select an area of interest for your tribute book, or our library staff would be happy to choose a quality item for you. We can also send a card to the honoree acknowledging your gift in his or her name. Give the Gift of Reading today!

In-Kind Donations
You can also help the Library by donating used reading materials and media, professional services, supplies and more.

We welcome the following:

  • New and gently used hardbacks, paperbacks, and magazines
  • New and gently used movies and music
  • Gift certificates and other prizes for our annual events and auctions
  • Professional services, such as technical, design, and printing services
  • Arts and craft supplies for our programs
  • Food and beverages for programs and events

Book and multimedia donations can be dropped off at the library during regular business hours. Please note, we cannot accept encyclopedia sets or heavily damaged items. Please bring your donations in containers that do not need to be returned to you; boxes are preferred.

If you would like to donate professional services, please contact the library director, Amanda Kirby, at kirbya@einetwork.net.

  • Items Borrowed

    74,421

  • Registered Members

    10,418

  • Dollars Raised

    32,650

  • Program Participants

    8,341

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