Shaler North Hills Library (SNHL) is fortunate to partner with community organizations to provide important programs and services.
The library is owned and operated by Shaler Township and is its primary funder. The township is very generous in its financial and in-kind support, as well as its support of library programs and services.
The Friends raise funds for all library programming and special items that the library wouldn’t normally be able to purchase. This is a marvelous group of dedicated people who love the library.
The wonderful members of the Shaler Garden Club go above and beyond the call of duty every day to support the library. They plant, water and weed the library landscape. In addition, they sponsor the annual Great Gardens Tour and Contest to raise funds for the library.
This amazing group does so much! They champion literacy and support the children of the community. They sponsor the library’s Family Battle of the Books. In fact, Kiwanis members emcee the events, provide the scorekeeping and purchase copies of the books for the kids to keep.
Shaler Area School District (SASD) and area schools
The library is very fortunate for the support of the district and other area schools. We work together to provide literacy programs for area students. SASD supports the fundraising and programming efforts.
Shaler Area Rotary–Our local Rotary advances literacy efforts throughout our community and supports the library in a great way!
The library works with this organization to bring Tail Wagging Tutors to the community. Kids who need to practice their reading skills can visit the library on the last Saturday of the month to read to trained therapy dogs.
The library is a member of this association that connects all of the public libraries in the county. ACLA is the central distributor of state and county funds.
This organization connects all of the public libraries electronically. They support nearly 3,000 PCs, servers, databases and the county-wide catalog.
CLP is responsible for all database negotiation, shipping and library support for all area libraries.
The library has a long-term fund with The Pittsburgh Foundation. The foundation conducts an annual “Day of Giving” to support the library and area non-profits.
The museum provides the library with programming materials to support our award-winning Discovery Kids Program.
The Kearns Spirituality Center and William Rock
The RAD provides generous funding to SNHL based on a performance formula distributed among 45 public libraries in the county. In turn, the library serves all residents of the county in a cost-efficient manner.
Membership within the association provides our librarians with continuing education and tools to move PA Forward.
The state of Pennsylvania financially supports public libraries. In turn, the library serves nearly all residents of Pennsylvania and provides eGovernment resources and services.