The library continues to grow thanks to the generosity of people like you. Your financial gift helps us inspire, engage, and educate the community through high quality, fun, creative, and informative programming and services.


Or, give us a call at (724) 695-8150.
Checks made out to Western Allegheny Community Library (or WACL) can be mailed to:
Western Allegheny Community Library
181 Bateman Road
Oakdale, PA 15071

Donations made to Western Allegheny Community Library are tax deductible. You can also donate 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!

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.

Tribute Books

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. Download and complete the Gift of Reading Form.

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!

Sponsorship Opportunities

Are you looking for a way to advertise your business while supporting your favorite library? Consider becoming a sponsor! Our sponsorship program offers opportunities to promote your company within the library, as well as out in the community. See our Sponsorship page for more information.

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
Please note, we cannot accept encyclopedia sets or damaged items. Book and multimedia donations can be dropped off at the library during regular business hours. 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 (412) 695-8150.


Interest in volunteering is greatly appreciated. A library runs on its volunteers! See our Volunteering page for details.

Events & Promotions

Book Sales

Our friend’s group, Western Area Friends to Enhance the Library (W.A.F.E.L.), hosts two book sales each year – one in the fall and one in the spring. These extremely popular sales offer lightly used books, movies, puzzles and more. Most items are sold $5 per bag, with some items individually marked. See W.A.F.E.L.’s page for more information on how to join our fabulous friends of the library.

Annual Fundraising Event

Join us for the library’s annual fundraising event, Fall For Your Library. Guests enjoy wine and food pairings from around the world while they mingle with fellow library lovers. And each year the silent auctions & raffles offer amazing prizes such as vacation packages, dining and entertainment packages, sports memorabilia, electronics and more.