100 Seneca Street, Brownsville, Pennsylvania 15417, United States

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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  mail your check or use PayPal.