Book Bag Sale: $3 through Feb. 28

For a limited time, take advantage of our Book Bag Sale! Through the end of February we’ll be offering Book Sale bags for just $3 each (normally $5). Not sure how the sale works? Just ask for a bag at the front desk and fill it with books from our Book Sale shelves. Stop by any time that we’re open! Proceeds benefit Dormont Library.

Tax Forms Availability

Federal tax forms from the IRS for the 2022 tax year are on their way.

Pennsylvania tax forms for the 2022 tax year will not be available until the tax season officially begins on January 19. This includes PA-1000 Rent Rebate forms and instructions.

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 – 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.

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

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’s website for more information –