Educational Institutions

Friends of the Mt. Lebanon Library

  • Pittsburgh, PA
  • www.mtlebanonlibrary.org/groups/friends/welcome

Mission Statement

The goal of the Friends is to provide continuing support for the library by encouraging public support, providing assistance for expanding library programs, and soliciting gifts, endowments and memorials to the library.

Main Programs

  1. Early Childhood Literacy
  2. Research, Reference, and Information Services
  3. Lifelong Learning
  4. Curricular Support for Formal Education
  5. Collections of Materials

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Service Areas

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Pennsylvania

ruling year

1955

Principal Officer

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Cynthia K. Richey

Keywords

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Library Friends, Mt. Lebanon Public Library, Book Cellar

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EIN

25-6066271

 Number

0547014557

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Libraries, Library Science (B70)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Programs + Results

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Overview

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The Friends' Book Cellar has raised more than $85,000 during the past 12 months, the Friends' have increased membership by over 10%, and the Friends helped pay for new furniture, e-readers to circulate to the public, and building improvements. For the second year the library was open every Sunday, even during the summer. The principle goal of the Friends is to raise funds, all of which are used to support and improve library services and programs. Among our immediate goals are to maintain and expand our print, non-print, and digital collections, retain adequate levels of staff, to expand library programs for all ages, and to acquire collection management technology. Longer term the Friends want to increase our fund balance at the Pittsburgh Foundation so that, in the future, we will need to rely less on outside sources of income.

Programs

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Program 1

Early Childhood Literacy

Storytimes and literacy-building for children from birth to age six, and their parents and caregivers.

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Research, Reference, and Information Services

Professional librarians provided skilled research guidance and assistance to library patrons in the library and via electronic means.

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Lifelong Learning

Programs, lectures, discussion groups on intellectually stimulating topics, books, current events, computer use, health and financial issues, for all ages.

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Curricular Support for Formal Education

collections of books, audio and video materials, subscription databases, and other reseources; reference and research assistance and programs for students in K-12, and higher education, homeschoolers, and independent learners.

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Collections of Materials

Books, audiobooks, videos, magazines and newspapers, electronic databases, and other materials that meet the needs of the community, are current and relevant, and of educational, informational, and recreational interest.

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Service Areas

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Pennsylvania

Funding Needs

Increase funding to retain existing programs and services for all ages and add new ones in light of reduced government funding for the foreseeable future. Establish an early education center in the Children's Library.Expand our mobile technology services to better serve the community.Recruit and train more volunteers.Replace the aging roof on the library building.

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Operations

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Friends of the Mt. Lebanon Library

Leadership

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Principal Officer

Cynthia K. Richey

STATEMENT FROM THE Principal Officer

"The Friends help promote the library's active participation in the community, and share the library's conviction that good library service is an essential part of everyone's intellectual enrichment."

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Mr. William F. Lewis

Wells Fargo Advisors

Term: May 2010 - Apr 2012

BOARD LEADERSHIP PRACTICES

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BOARD ORIENTATION & EDUCATION

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CEO OVERSIGHT

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ETHICS & TRANSPARENCY

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BOARD COMPOSITION

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BOARD PERFORMANCE

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