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This past year has been eventful and unusual for Carnegie Free Library of Swissvale and all of us. The best of 2021 is that our community members have been able to return to the library!

I’m writing to ask your support. September is Love Your Library month, and the gift you make today will support our upcoming renovations to make the library an even better and more accessible place for everyone.

Our historic building is showing its age and can’t serve people as well as it should. And yet, there is much potential for it to be the centerpiece of the Swissvale and Rankin communities. Imagine an accessible entrance for everyone regardless of age or mobility! Imagine beautiful spaces for children and adults gathering with friends, attending engaging and informative programs, learning, and exploring. Imagine a space where groups of all sorts create a stronger, more vibrant community for everyone. With your help, we can make this vision a reality!

This year’s Love Your Library funds will again support renovating the library. We will restore and refresh the library’s historic beauty while updating essential systems and introducing accessibility that is necessary for the 21st century. Our new and improved building will be the welcoming, modern and accessible library that our community deserves.

Your generosity will have a more significant impact this year than ever before. Like last year, the Jack Buncher Foundation partially matches each donor’s gift up to $500 to Allegheny County Libraries during Love Your Library Month. Additionally, the Carnegie Free Library of Swissvale has an exclusive match pool thanks to a generous local library patron. That match pool will double the first $5,000 donated. When you donate in September, your gift will go so much further!

This project is a substantial undertaking that includes seeking grants from large foundations and government entities. Individual gifts from the community are a necessary and powerful part of this process. Our goal for Love Your Library 2021 is $20,000. Please make a gift today and help us reach our goal!

You can make a gift by:

1. Donating at
2. Mailing a check to The Friends of the Swissvale Library, 1800 Monongahela Ave, Swissvale PA 15218
3. Visiting the library to contribute in person.  When you visit, you can also pick up a Love Your Library yard sign!  

If you cannot contribute during these challenging times, please consider placing a sign in your yard, sharing social media posts, or showing this letter to a friend. Every bit of spreading the word for this important update to the library is meaningful.

We appreciate the opportunity to serve you. Thank you so much for your continued support.

Best wishes,

Kate Coluccio
Director, Carnegie Free Library of Swissvale

Carnegie Free Library of Swissvale Staff
The Friends of the Swissvale Library


Your donation in September will support Carnegie Free Library of Swissvale's upcoming renovations. With your help, this architect's rendering will become a reality!


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