Get Involved

Supporting Upper St. Clair Township Library is an excellent way to contribute to the quality of life in our community. Our ability to continue to provide excellent service is a tribute to the generosity and support of people like you. There are many reasons to give and several different ways to support your library. We are always willing to discuss other options so that your gift can truly reflect the spirit with which it is given.

Monetary Gifts

Your monetary gift does make a difference!

Your tax deductible donations support your library today and in the future by adding to our collections of books, DVDs, audiobooks, and other materials. They can also help fund special programs or improvements to the library spaces. Your donations enhance the quality library services in our community.

Why donate to your tax-supported library? Township support of the library is outstanding; however, individual support such as this helps demonstrate to our governmental funders how important the library is to you. Here is how your gift can help:

  • A gift of $20 can purchase one children’s book.
  • A gift of $50 can provide a newspaper subscription for 6 months.
  • A gift of $100 can purchase a set of educational toys for the kid’s Play to Learn Center.
  • A gift of $200 can support a special children’s or multi-generational event.

Let us determine where your donation can have the greatest impact. Checks can be mailed to the library or you can donate right now Online.

Upper St. Clair Township Library appreciates and thanks you for your support. We guarantee that your gift will be used for the benefit of library visitors.

For information on making gifts of stocks or bonds, corporate matching gifts, or planned giving such as wills & trusts, life insurance or life income plans, or if you have any questions at all, please contact the Library director, at (412) 835-5540, Ext 247 or palascakh@einetwork.net.

Hours

& Location

Monday - Thursday 9:30 a.m. – 9 p.m.

Friday & Saturday
9:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Sundays
1 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Closed Summer Sundays 

Holiday Hours


Accessibility contact for the Library: Mrs. Helen Palascak, Director of the Library at 412.831.9000, ext 247.

P. 412.835.5540
1820 McLaughlin Run Road  Upper St. Clair, PA 15241
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Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteers play an important part in the success of this library. Volunteers share their unique talents, skills, and knowledge helping library staff maintain the general operations of the library. Rewarding opportunities and excellent training ensures that your volunteer experience is both enjoyable for you and helpful for the library.

Volunteering for the library can be very satisfying. You'll benefit by:

  • Working in a friendly environment
  • Meeting new and interesting people
  • Gaining a feeling of accomplishment for a job well done
  • Learning about the library and it's "backroom" operations

Volunteers are assigned meaningful work appropriate to their interests, skills and ability. In return, we ask that volunteers honor their commitment regarding their work and their assigned schedule, keeping a record of hours worked in their personal volunteer log.

What do Volunteers do?

Help is needed with all kinds of tasks, some simple and some more technical. Volunteers can be found in all of the library's departments. Opportunities include:

  • helping at the circulation desk (computer experience is required)
  • working "behind the scenes," for example, getting materials ready for circulation
  • pulling materials for holds, or finding items on a list for a special display
  • helping keep our materials in order on the shelves
  • working with patrons, from children to seniors, at special events

How do I become a Volunteer?

For more information, any interested person may visit or call the library and speak to the director or the circulation coordinator about volunteering. An application form is available in the library or online. Get involved and make a real difference in USC library.

USC Connect Volunteers needed!

Would you like to deliver library materials to a USC resident unable to get to the library independently?

Time Commitment: 1 hour a month
Needed: Valid driver's license & Proof of insurance
Results: A happy smile, A quick chat, A new friend!

Call the library at (412) 835-5540 and ask for Walker.

Unique Ways to Support the Library

Memorial & Tribute Books

We invite you to honor family, friends, and associates with a gift of books or other library materials. This is a very thoughtful and lasting way to remember and honor family and friends, and to share your gift with your community. We will send an acknowledgement letter to you and to family members notifying them of your gift.

For all memorial and tribute contributions, library staff will select a book of high quality and lasting value in the subject area of your choice. You and the designated person(s) will also be notified when the book is ready for circulation to afford you the opportunity for a preview. Gift books can be purchased with contributions of $20 or more. Donation form.


 

Reading Program Prizes

Reading program prizes are needed for both the school-aged children’s summer reading and the toddler’s reading together programs. Your donation can play an important role in encouraging kids to read. Kids in the program receive tickets upon reaching reading goals and weekly drawing for prizes keep interest high all summer! Donations are accepted throughout the year.

Here’s how you can help! Bring in any:

  • New toys for kids of all ages.
    For example: Games, Puzzles, Craft activities, Stuffed animals and Never-before-used gifts (perhaps duplicate or unwanted that your child receives for birthdays, holidays, or other occasions).
  • Coupons from local businesses for free items like ice cream or kid’s meals.
  • Small monetary donations which we’ll use specifically for prizes.