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Penn Hills Library groups look forward to ‘Love Your Library’ campaign

September 23, 2018

Penn Hills residents will have a few chances to show their library how much they love it during the month of September.

The Pittsburgh-based Jack Buncher Foundation has pledged for the third year in a row to match donations up to $500 per donor, per library in Allegheny County through its “Love Your Library” campaign running through Sept. 30.

The Penn Hills Library Foundation will sell tickets for a chance to win one of six gift baskets spread around the library Sept. 4-29 . Three tickets cost $5, and people can buy as many as they want.

The Allegheny County Library Association said it raised close to $630,000 during last year’s campaign, and the Jack Buncher Foundation matched $150,000, providing each library 24 cents on each dollar raised.

Penn Hills Library had $2,000 matched last year, said Janet Wargo, Friends of the Library secretary.

Wargo said the program is a great way to donate because of the matching funds available during the month-long campaign. The Friends of the Library will sponsor its second book sale of the year later in the month. Those funds raised also will be matched, she said.

The book sale will occur Sept. 20, 22 and 24. The first day of the sale, which is from 5 to 7 p.m., will be for members only, but people can join the organization at the door, Wargo said. Memberships start at $10. Details about the book sale can be found at bit.ly/2N5gUxE.

Wargo said donations to Penn Hills Library can be made through the Allegheny County Library’s Association. For more information, call 412-795-3507.

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