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Upcoming Library Closures

Saturday, December 23rd: Christmas

Sunday, December 24th: Christmas

Monday, December 25th: Christmas

Saturday, December 30th: New Year’s

Sunday, December 31st: New Year’s Eve

Monday, January 1st: New Year’s Day

Our Goals and Strategic Plan

Vision Statement
To be the center for information and discovery by providing resources for life-long education and enjoyment for our community.

Mission Statement
To enrich the lives of our community in a safe environment for education, access to technology, programs, and recreational services.

Strategic Plan

  • Education
    • Inform the community about the library’s services and programs.
    • Remain an active participant in the Pennsylvania state-wide summer reading programs.
    • Continue to provide meaningful programs for all age groups.
  • Comfortable Environment
    • Expand police visibility in the library to create a safe experience for the patrons and staff.
    • Actively participate in relevant communication with the patrons, staff, and community.
    • Accommodate the needs of our patrons by providing complete access to all available resources we offer.
  • Access to Technology
    • Integrate access to computers with the newest trends that are appropriate for all age groups.
    • Continue our partnership with the eiNetwork.
    • Supply electronic opportunities to downloadable and streaming items.
  • Recreation
    • Make various opportunities available for amusement and/or leisure time.

Adopted September 6, 2017


Annual Poinsettia Sale

Support our Library this holiday season by purchasing a poinsettia plant!

Red, Pink, and White (6 1/2″ in foil wrapped pot) poinsettias are on order now for your holiday needs. They are $10 per plant and must be pre-ordered at the library.

Delivery dates are Monday, November 27th and Monday, December 4th!

(Sponsored by the Dormont-Mt. Lebanon-Castle Shannon Rotary)

Paper Bin Removal

The paper bins are no longer located at the Library. We appreciate all you have done to help our library.

Enjoy Books

The 2018 Enjoy Books have arrived! The Enjoy Book features savings at hundreds of local restaurants. In addition, the coupons apply at the movies, at special events, on services, and much more. Start using the coupons immediately!

The cost is $30 per book.

Teen Volunteer Opportunities

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Little Free Library

The Castle Shannon Library is excited to announce that we have purchased a Little Free Library that is located at the Borough Building.

What is a Little Free Library, you ask?

A Little Free Library is a “take a book, return a book” free book exchange. They come in many shapes and sizes, but the most common version is a small wooden box of books. Anyone may take a book or bring a book to share.

Donate to the Library

Online donations are now being accepted for the library. Please click the button below to place your donation.



Friends of Community Library of Castle Shannon and the United Way

Please designate Friends of Community Library of Castle Shannon for your United Way contribution.

Please designate Friends of Community Library of Castle Shannon for your United Way contribution. Please use the code number 10319077 when making your contribution.  Thank you.