Friends of the Frank Sarris Public Library

The Friends of the Frank Saris Public Library is a nonprofit organization that engages and inspires individuals, businesses, and philanthropic organizations to advocate, fundraise, and provide critical support for the Frank Sarris Public Library and its programs.

We believe that libraries strengthen communities by providing free and equal access to information and technology, and that they are vitally important to maintaining thriving neighborhoods.   Therefore, the Friends provides the community with opportunities to participate in the success of the Library through membership, volunteerism, community partnerships, special events, and literacy programs.

Our mission is to strengthen, steward, and advocate for the resources necessary to sustain the collections and programs of the Frank Sarris Public Library.

Our vision is that the residents of Canonsburg Borough, Cecil and North Strabane Townships will always have free access to a quality public library – one that serves as the core of strong neighborhoods and is valued as a fundamental and necessary force of economic vitality and quality of life in our community.

If you are interested to join our team, please contact Bill Belleno, Friends of Frank Sarris Public Library at

Many Ways to Give to your Library

Community support helps keep your Library doors open and a wide range of programs and activities available. Your gifts of time, money, and materials help ensure a sustainable future for this community Library and are especially important during these challenging financial times for public libraries. Gifts of all sizes are deeply appreciated.

How can you help?

Give Money

Your generous gifts are always appreciated and allow us to continue to offer the services you love.  Please contact Peggy Tseng for information.

Give Time

Have fun while helping your community! Become a member of the Frank Sarris Public Library team by volunteering at your Library.  Print a volunteer application. Return the volunteer application to the main circulation desk and someone will be in touch.

Corporate Giving

Many businesses in our service area have donated resources and money to show their support of a strong and vibrant library in their communities. Your thoughtfulness and generosity are deeply appreciated.  Please contact Peggy Tseng for more information.

Give Materials

We welcome gently used materials in excellent condition for addition to our collections, to be sold in our book sale benefiting the Library, or to be donated to other non-profit organizations. Media should have no skips or scratches.  Donations must be brought inside the library to the main circulation desk.  You must remain at the circulation desk while library staff evaluate the materials.  Any materials not meeting our guidelines will be returned to the donor at that time.  We can typically only accept one bag or small box of materials at a time.  Please contact library staff at 724-745-1308 (Press #1) with any donation questions.

  • Books – published within the past 2 years
  • Audiobooks on CD – published within the past 2 years
  • DVDs – issued within the past 5 years
  • Music CDs – no limit
  • Video games – no limit, any player device
  • Special collections will be judged on a case-by-case basis

Please note that we do not accept magazines or textbooks.

All donated items become the property of Frank Sarris Public Library.

Used Book Sale

Books of all kinds, paperback and hardbound, for children, teens and adults, are available for $0.50 or $1.00, or buy a bag of books for $5.00 (we’ll supply the bag).  At times, we may have DVDs or puzzles available for $1.00 each.