Memorial Donations

You may choose to honor a deceased loved one by donating to the library in their memory. Please download the attached Memorial Donation Slip, complete, and mail to 100 Seneca Street Brownsville, PA 15417.

You may choose to have your donation used to purchase a book in memory of your loved one, or you may choose to place funds in our general account. If you choose a book, please specify if you have a particular title or subject matter in mind.

If you would like the family of the deceased to be contacted regarding your donation, please include their mailing information on the slip you send in.

General Donations

Donated materials:

The library accepts gifts of books and other materials with the understanding that they will be added to the collection only if they meet the library's standards and needs. If they are not needed because of duplication, condition, or dated information, the director may dispose of them as he/she sees fit. Gifts are accepted with the understanding that they will be handled at the discretion of the director. The library cannot appraise the value of donated materials, though it can provide an acknowledgment of the receipt of the items if requested by the donor. Donated materials may be dropped off at the library during normal business hours.

We ask that donated books (or other materials) be reasonably close to new in condition and, aside from classics and popular authors, have a publication date within the past five years.

Monetary Donations:

The Library receives funding from the State of Pennsylvania, Fayette County, Brownsville Borough, Brownsville Township, Luzerne Township, West Brownsville Borough, and through personal and business donations. The library is a 501(c)(3) and all donations are tax deductible. To contribute funds to the library, you may either print and mail the following form along with your check or use PayPal.

2016 Donor List

Brownsville Free Public Library would like to thank all those individuals, businesses, and organizations that offered support throughout 2016. Your donations over the past year have aided our programs and services, which in turn helped us to enrich the lives of those within our community. We truly could not have done it without you.

Again, we are so very thankful:

84 Lumber, Adolph’s Family Hair Care, American Legion Post 295, The Back Porch, Bonnie Bakewell, Ronald Bakewell, Cheryl Barno, Bee Graphix, Dixie Lee Bennett, Sharyn Bogorae, Ruth Bovalina, Jean Bright, Brownsville Family Pharmacy, Brownsville High School Reunion 1953, Brownsville School Class of 1950, Brownsville Sons of Italy Lodge 731, Chuck Bogorae, Carnegie Museums of Art & Natural History, Carnegie Science Center, Erlene Cicchetti, Chili’s, Pnina Cohen, Crosskeys Human Services, Inc., Dairy Queen, John and Barbara Dalson, Davis & Davis Attorneys at Law, James J. Duratz, Fayette Parts Services Inc., Maria Fetock, First Christian Church, First United Methodist Church, Ben & Hannah Fisher, Flowers by Regina, Fox’s Pizza Den, Fred Peters Auctioneers, Mr. & Mrs. Rick Gates, Barbara Gera, Phil & Eva Marie Giannetti, Connie Gore, William & Roxanne Haley, Loretta & Bruce Hall, Kristina Haluska, Dan Handley, Ph.D., John & Kathy Hardesty, Daria Harvey, Carolyn Henshaw, The Historic Stone House Restaurant, IMB International Foundation, Cynthia Illar, Robert & Louise Jameson, Cathy Johnson, Kentuck Knob, Carrie Kromer, Kubina-Metals, Ladies Auxiliary FOE No.1356 Social FD, Lagerheads, Little Joey’s Pizza, Cynthia A. Lundgren, Carol Marcenzo, Market Street Emporium, Mattress Factory, McIntosh Photography, Virginia McVey, Ravindra K. Mehta, M.D. & Ashnua G. Mehta, Helen Mendish, Wilmer & Jacqueline Mountain, Napa Auto Parts/Standard Auto Supply, Joseph Nepa, Olive Garden, Paci’s Lounge & Dining Room, Rebecca and Joel Patterson, Pfrogner’s Firearms, Pittsburgh Penguins Foundation, Pittsburgh Steelers, Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium, Pretty Petals, David & Cheryl Pursglove, Patricia Redigan, Redstone Distributing Co., Rohland Patt Rohland Associates, Rye’s Bar & Restaurant, Alan & Rosalyn Sally, Seven Springs Mountain Resort, Gary Shaporka, Jane Sheehan & Maureen Sheehan-Bachon, Gary & Anna Smith, Helen Sokol, Speer Street Grill, Standard Auto Supply, Kathryn & John Sullivan, Harry Sumner, Sandra Swearingen, Sweetie’s Cinnamon House, Jeannette Tiernan, Tracy Toman, Glenn Tunney, Joann Davis Tyler, Sara Anne & James Vance, Mary Vasiloff, Lester & Kasandra Ward, The Warhol, West Brownsville American Legion Post 940, White’s Heating and Cooling, Holly J. Winans & Cynthia R. Ross, Techla Yankura, Zebra Technologies Corporation, Commissioner Angela Zimmerlink

We would also like to extend our gratitude to our funders on every level. Each year these funders commit to serving our community through the Brownsville Free Public Library. Their belief in the power of the public library is ever present, and we could not have accomplished all that we did in 2016 without them.

Thank you:

State Level:

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

County Level:

Fayette County Commissioners

Local Level:

Brownsville Borough, Brownsville Township Road District, Citizens Library & District Center – Washington, Community Foundation of Fayette County PA, Luzerne Township Supervisors, West Brownsville Borough


If we have forgotten to list anyone’s name, we offer our sincere apologies. Please contact the library so that we can make any necessary changes.