Donate to the SNHL “Bottoms Up” campaign to make our restrooms more accessible!

In 2021, the library worked with a consultant to conduct an American with Disabilities audit.  It was clear from the audit that the most critical need was to add a first floor and fully ADA accessible bathroom and overhaul the second-floor restrooms to meet ADA requirements and update the 38-year-old bathrooms.  The library will raise funds and apply for grants to fund this important project.

As you know, Shaler Township owns and maintains SNHL.  In 2023-2024, they will have installed (6) new HVAC units, LED lighting, an internal sump pump, roof repairs and a grant-funded elevator upgrade.

If you are able, please donate to the “Bottoms Up!” campaign and help us make YOUR library’s restrooms more accessible for people who have disabilities.  Families with strollers and older adults who need to use a restroom on the first floor will benefit greatly from this project.  Please use this link to donate here:

Read our 2023-2024 “Bottoms Up!” campaign letter sent to all Shaler and Etna households during the 2023 Love Your Library month.  2023 Shaler LYL Appeal Letter (1)

Take a look at the supporting photographs submitted to the PA Historical Commission as part of the Keystone Grant Public Library Facility application:  Supporting photographs for PA Historical Commission Review

Here are tentative drafts of the first and second floor restroom project: SNHL First Floor ADA compliant restroom plan  
SNHL Second Floor ADA compliant restrooms
Contact Sharon McRae, Director of SNHL if you have any questions or comments about the project. 

If you are aware of foundations or corporations who might be interested in this project, please let her know.  Thank you for your constant support and friendship.