Regional Asset District (RAD) and the Keystone Grant

As you may already have seen reported in the news, the Regional Asset District (RAD) has voted to allocate 3.1 million dollars to county libraries this year to purchase new PCs.

The new PCs were installed at Dormont Library in mid-May.

We are also pleased to announce that Dormont Public Library, in partnership with the Borough of Dormont, has received a $50,000 Keystone Grant this year for a feasibility study towards renovation or expansion of the library. More news is coming soon about the study and how you can contribute.

We are truly grateful to RAD and the State Library of Pennsylvania for their support with these important projects.

LEGO Club: 3rd Saturday Monthly, 10:30 AM

Our popular LEGO Club returns on the 3rd Saturday of each month at 10:30 AM. This is an all-ages program. Use our huge crate of LEGO bricks to put your creativity to work. If you can imagine it, you can build it!

Call 412-531-8754 or email to register. Donations of LEGO, Duplo, and compatible building bricks are always appreciated.

Food Donations Accepted

You can now make a donation to either the Dormont Free Pantry or the Greater Pittsburgh Food Bank using the drop-off bins at the library! You can drop off a donation any time during our regular opening hours.

Unopened canned and dry goods are welcome. Non-food items including personal hygiene and baby care products are in high demand as well. If you have any questions, please ask at the front desk. Thank you for giving a hand to our community friends!

John Balkovec Pittsburgh Collection

Today we’re proud to dedicate the John Balkovec Pittsburgh Collection. The late Mr. Balkovec was active and well known in many local community institutions, as well as a former board member of Dormont Public Library. We are grateful to the Balkovec famly for their contribution to the library, and we hope you’ll take a look and share John’s love for his hometown.

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Ongoing Plant Sale

Try keeping a little bit of green in your home all year long with our ongoing plant sale! We have a variety of leafy plants and succulents to add a splash of color. Ask at the front desk or call 412-531-8754. All proceeds from the sale of plants benefit Dormont Library.

ACLA Talent Bank

A message from our friends at the Allegheny County Library Association.

The Allegheny County Library Association (ACLA) launched The Talent Bank ‚Äď a new online resource to help local libraries to acquire the interest and talents of community members to serve in leadership positions.

Many opportunities for library board of trustees and volunteer committee positions exist among ACLA’s 46 public libraries. Through The Talent Bank, ACLA and its member libraries are working to ensure library leadership reflects the richness and diversity of each community.

Those interested can visit ACLA’s website ( and submit an expression of interest. An individual’s information will be sent to their local library for consideration. Libraries will independently reach out to each applicant to discuss volunteer opportunities for boards and/or committees.

‚ÄúThe use and popularity of libraries has grown given the expansion of resources and services provided to residents,‚ÄĚ said Marilyn Jenkins, Chief Executive Officer of the Allegheny County Library Association. ‚ÄúBecause our libraries represent all of our community needs, it‚Äôs absolutely essential that library leadership reflect the people who live in our communities.‚ÄĚ

ACLA’s member libraries deliver services in more than 70 locations. Collectively, they jointly offer downloadable books, audios, and videos, the ability for users to borrow tools or cooking equipment, enjoy live readings or music, use a computer or take a tutoring session, along with a diverse calendar of programming events.

Library boards often have a range of subcommittees for individuals to serve. Board and committee service are on a voluntary basis and do not offer financial compensation. Those interested should visit ACLA‚Äôs website for more information ‚Äď