We are thrilled to announce that thanks to the generosity of the Jack Buncher Foundation, every donation made to Western Allegheny Community Library throughout the month of September will be MATCHED – up to $500 per donor! With an entire month to “Love Your Library” there are lots of ways to get involved and double the impact of your support. Please consider joining us for one or more of these opportunities:
FALL FOR YOUR LIBRARY
Saturday, September 10, 6:00—10:00 p.m.
Join Western Allegheny Community Library for Fall for Your Library on Saturday, September 10, 2016. Enjoy delicious food, fabulous wine, and endless fun as you help support your local library. Wine and dine as you bid on fantastic items in the silent auction or take your chances on one of the many raffles and games. Prizes include tickets to see your favorite local sports teams, including the Pittsburgh Steelers and Pittsburgh Pirates, dining and entertainment gift certificates, spa treatments, family fun packages, gifts, gizmos, and more! Fall for Your Library takes place at the Pavilion at Leopold Lake, 800 Route 30, Imperial, PA 15126. Tickets: $50 per person (group pricing available) buy online, at the library or at the event.
PARENTS’ NIGHT OUT
Saturday, September 17, 5:00—9:00 p.m.
Drop off your little ones at the library and head out for a romantic or fun night with your SO! Children ages 4-12 (must be potty-trained) are welcome for activities, pizza, and a movie! This is one of our most popular fundraisers for the library. First child is $25 and siblings are $8 each. This is a great way for you to have a night out, for your kids to have fun at the library, and for us to raise money for future programs and books—it’s win-win-win! Payment is due at the time of drop-off. Register online – registration closes at 9 PM on September 15.
DAY OF GIVING
Wednesday, September 21
Day of Giving is back and better than ever. Organized by The Pittsburgh Foundation, the goal is to inspire the Greater Pittsburgh community to give together on one day to support the unparalleled work of local nonprofits. With $2,155 available in matching funds this is a great way to TRIPLE your donation during Love Your Library month. Donations can be pre-scheduled beginning September 14 at PittsburghGives.org/WACL. Please note: Prescheduled donations will be processed on September 21.
Saturday, September 24, 11:00 a.m.—2:00 p.m.
This will be the 5th Annual Findlay Township Truck Touch benefiting the Western Allegheny Community Library! Come to Clinton Park and get up close and personal with over 20 vehicles including a school bus, fire trucks, construction vehicles of all kinds, a race car, tow truck, and more! Kids are invited to climb up and around as they learn about each vehicle. A no-horn zone will be held from 11:00 a.m.—12:30 p.m. for sensitive ears. We’ll have a concession stand with pizza, hot dogs, cookies, and drinks, as well as some other kid-friendly activities great for the whole family! While this is a free event, we’ll be accepting donations at the gate (suggested $10 per car). All proceeds go to the library.
ANTHONY’S COAL FIRED PIZZA GIVE BACK DAYS
Sunday, September 25 & Thursday, September 29
1810 Settlers Ridge Center Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15205
Family, Food, Fun! Join us at Anthony’s Coal Fired Pizza in Settlers Ridge and help support the library by simply enjoying delicious pizza! Anthony’s is donating 20% of all sales from both days—dine-in or take-out! Be sure to tell your server you’re dining to support the library!
HELP US BUILD THE NEW BACKYARD
The new Backyard will expand the library’s space by creating a flexible outdoor area for guests to enjoy a cup of coffee, relax with the newspaper, participate in storytime on the lawn, attend a gardening program, or simply curl up with a good book. The possibilities are endless! Please join us Monday, October 3 at 6:30 p.m. for an informal discussion about backyard possibilities. Also, the library is beginning a special “Here We Grow Again” campaign to raise the necessary funds to build the new Backyard, which is expected to open in the summer of 2017. Please help us build the Backyard by donating today! Visit our Generosity Page to contribute to this special campaign. Thank you for your support!
OTHER WAYS TO LOVE YOUR LIBRARY
Sarris Candy Sales – Get some delicious chocolate and support the library. It’s a win-win!
Kidstuff Coupon Books – Purchase a Kidstuff Coupon Book to support the library! A portion of all coupon book sales will go directly to the library. Coupon Books are available for $25 at the front desk.
Cash Donations – Donate online, send it by mail, or give when you stop in at the front desk. Every little bit helps – and don’t forget, this September, your donation will be MATCHED!