Holiday Closing: Friday, April 18

doveDormont Public Library will be closed all day on Friday, April 18 due to the Good Friday holiday. We will re-open with our regular hours on Saturday, April 19.

The outside drop box will be open on library holidays, but items will not be checked in until the following day. To avoid fines, please return or renew your items ahead of time.

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Dormont Library Spring Initiatives

Spring is finally here, and Dormont Public Library is looking for energetic and enthusiastic volunteers to serve on our Board of Directors or on board committees.

These are volunteer positions, and we are seeking people with experience in fundraising, marketing, graphic design, building and grounds maintenance, public/community relations, or friends groups.

If you are interested in joining the board or volunteering in another capacity, please submit your resume or other qualifications to the Director.

Please indicate the position or committee you are interested in with your submission.

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Pirates Youth Raffle: Enter By April 18

PNC ParkYouths 18 and under are invited to enter a drawing for two tickets to the Pirates home game against the Cincinnati Reds on Wednesday, April 23, at 7 PM.

All you need to do to enter is to check out any book at Dormont Public Library before April 18.

The drawing will be held on April 18, and we will notify the winner by telephone. We can only accept one entry per person.

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Springtime Family Covered Dish Dinner: April 23, 6:30 PM


After the success of our Fall Harvest Covered Dish Dinner, we’ve decided to hold a springtime event. Join us on Wednesday, April 23, at 6:30 PM for our springtime covered dish dinner.

We’re looking for members of the community to bring a covered dish dinner that represents your heritage or culture. If you would be gracious enough to prepare either a main dish, side dish, dessert, etc. in the quantity that you would prepare for yourself and anyone you bring with you, plus around 10 more, we will supply the coffee, tea, soda, plates, cups, and utensils.

The evening is free and our goal is to gather enough families and individuals to share a meal comprised of each others’ cultures.
When you register, please let us know how many are coming and what type of food you plan to bring. All foods should be chilled or heated to the desired temperatures before serving; we do have a refrigerator and microwave if necessary. To register, call 412-531-8754. Please register by April 18.

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Tax Forms Are Here

taxesTax forms and instruction booklets are now available at Dormont Public Library while supplies last. If you need a form that we do not have, please ask in the computer lab and we can print forms for you. (Standard printing charges apply.)

Links to local, county, state, and federal tax websites, as well as information about filing tax returns electronically, are available on our tax resources page.

Library staff cannot fill out tax forms for you, tell you what forms you need if you do not know, or provide financial advice. Please consult a certified tax professional if you need assistance with your taxes.

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Help Shape The Future Of Allegheny County Libraries

handshakeYou are invited to join an ongoing effort to improve public libraries in Allegheny County. The Allegheny County Library Association and the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh have set up a web site soliciting feedback from library patrons about the services you believe county libraries should provide. If you would like to be a part of the conversation, read the background information posted at, then click the “Get Involved” link to complete the online feedback form.

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New Ways To Keep In Touch

You can now subscribe to the Dormont Public Library email newsletter. We will periodically send a newsletter to subscribers with information and updates on upcoming programs and events. Newsletters will never be sent more than once a week, and we will never sell or share your information with third parties.

You can also follow us on Facebook to keep up to date on current events at the library.

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Donate Expired Coupons for Military Families

Dormont Public Library is now accepting donations of expired manufacturer’s coupons. Overseas military commissaries will accept expired coupons for up to 6 months after their printed expiration date. We will take the expired coupons and donate them to a servicemember’s family stationed overseas. All you have to do is drop them off at the front desk.

For more information on this program, see the Support Our Ttroops web site.

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Saturday Storytime

owlstorytimeDormont Library is now holding an all-ages storytime at 10:30 AM on the second and fourth Saturdays of each month. Each session features a story read out loud and a themed craft project. There is no charge to attend, and registration is not required.

Don’t forget our other storytime offerings as well. Read To Me Storytime, for preschool and K-2nd grade, is held at 10:30 AM each Tuesday and Wednesday for six weeks, then takes two weeks off. (Call 412-531-8754 for details.)

All-ages Spanish Storytime is held on the fourth Thursday of each month at 7 PM, and Tail Waggin’ Storytime for K-5 on the second Wednesday of each month at 7 PM.

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Spanish Storytime

Spanish Storytimes are held on the fourth Thursday of each month at 7 PM. This is an all-ages storytime, where stories are read in both Spanish and English. No registration is necessary for this program.

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