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Serving: Murrysville, Export and Washington Township
“A library outranks any one thing a community can do to benefit its people.” -Andrew Carnegie

About The Foundation

The Murrysville Community Library Foundation was started in 1998 by a group of dedicated Library Board and community volunteers who sought to ensure the future of Murrysville Community Library through fundraising for special, and projects. Today, the Foundation is guided by a group of committed citizens with the same goal in mind. Through a combination of individual, corporate and foundation donors, the Foundation (MCLF) raises thousands of dollars every year to support our library, special projects and ensure its future.

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Summer Campaign – 2020

June 2020

Dear Library Supporter,

Summertime is here and with it comes the Murrysville Community Library’s annual Summer Reading Program! Inspired by this year’s fantastical theme, “Imagine Your Story,” our librarians and staff have been working (from home) to create reading challenges, fun events, and fresh activities for kids, teens, and adults.

Even though Pennsylvania has entered the “green phase,” this month MCL is bringing the programming to our community through an all-new, all-digital experience: Beanstack. As any triumphant champion returning from a quest will tell you, embarking on a new path is the only way to overcome fearful obstacles, hone new skills, and uncover the brilliance within. So, if you’re ready to experience fairy tales, mythology, folk tales, cooking demonstrations, and more on the page, screen, or through headphones, join the Murrysville Community Library ONLINE NOW through August 15th as together we go on our first ever, all-digital Summer Reading Program!

While these fun, enriching online events and activities are available at no cost to everyone in Murrysville, Export, and Washington Township, they are not free to design, organize, lead, or offer equally to all. The Murrysville Community Library Foundation exists for this reason: to raise money that directly supports the continued enhancement of MCL for current and future patrons. Though access to the Library building has been uncharacteristically restricted in order to protect both patrons and staff from the spread of COVID-19, the online services and resources that your generous donations support keep the doors to learning, literacy, and enjoyment open. As evidenced by the nimble response of the MCL librarians and staff to continue serving our community in the midst of a pandemic, your Library is an ally in an uncertain world.

More than likely, when you “Imagined Your Story” for 2020, it unfolded with a few less plot twists than the current COVID-19 crisis has presented us. Please consider donating what you can. All amounts help and will be used to slay the dragons of illiteracy and help forge the champions of tomorrow.

With gratitude for your continued support,

 

Connie Cauvel – President

Murrysville Community Library Foundation

Mission

The mission of the Murrysville Community Library Foundation is to enhance our Library as a community resource by raising public and private funds for special projects and by building an endowment for the financial security and long-term excellence of the Library.

 

Foundation Board

  • President: Connie Cauvel
  • Vice President: Phil Swearingen
  • Treasurer: Theo van de Venne
  • Secretary: Susan Greenberg
  • Members: Charles Greenberg, Amy Lee Heinlen, Jennifer Price, Monica Smodic, William Snyder, Rhonda St. Amant

 

Foundation Contact:

Connie Cauvel – President
foundation@murrysvillelibrary.org
Phone: 723-327-1102 ext 155

Corporate Sponsors                                                                                                

  • American Association of University Women (AAUW)
  • Applebee’s
  • Bondi Printing
  • Energy Swing Windows
  • Dunkin’
  • Penn Franklin News
  • Price Financial
  • S&T Bank
  • Wes Kindelberger Agency
  • Penn Franklin News
  • Murrysville Veterinary Associates

Projects, Programs and Initiatives

  • Completed renovation of the Children’s room
  • New Technology throughout the Library
  • Building an endowment
  • Planned Giving
  • Summer Reading Club
  • Secured Grants to support the Library and special projects from:
    • Pennsylvania Keystone Grant
    • PPG
    • Community Foundation of Westmoreland County
    • Eden Hall
    • RK Mellon Foundation
    • PNC Foundation
    • First Commonwealth Bank  – Lulu Poole Trust Fund