Support the Library

Your Gifts Support Your Library

In times of uncertainty, C.C. Mellor Memorial Library is a community anchor, responding to the needs of our neighbors and friends through enhanced services, robust resources and innovative programming for all. Now more than ever, your donation will make a difference for your Library and for our community. People continue to turn to CCM for eBooks, virtual storytimes, and assistance with finding basic necessities.

Becoming a sustaining donor is the easiest and most effective way to support CCM. By setting up a monthly recurring donation, you ensure that CCM has a reliable source of revenue. Even a donation as small as $10 per month can make a big difference.

Click the button below to set up a recurring donation or a one-time donation. You can also donate by mail to 1 Pennwood Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15218.

Ways to Give


Join our most loyal supporters by becoming a monthly library sustainer. Set up an automatic recurring donation by credit card.


Looking for a gift that’s personal and unique? Make a donation of $25 or more to CCM in the name of a loved one and sponsor the purchase of a new book for our collection. A bookplate with the names of you and your loved one will be placed in the new book, and we will send your loved one a beautiful acknowledgement card they can display.


Many donors choose to give gifts of stock, through Their Donor Advised Fund or a gift from their IRA – all tax smart ways to give. We invite you to consider these options as you make your gift. However you choose to give, please know that your gift will be put to work right away to support the library services you love.


Making a gift of stocks, bonds or other appreciated securities allows a donor to receive a charitable tax deduction while avoiding capital gains taxes on appreciated long-term securities. Please contact the library to notify us of your intent so that we are aware and can ensure that your gift is utilized according to your wishes.

The IRA Charitable Rollover allows individuals age 70½ and older to make direct transfers totaling up to $100,000 per year from a traditional or Roth IRA directly to Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh to have a lasting impact on literacy in our community.

If you would like to initiate a gift from your IRA to the Library, please consult with your financial adviser and IRA provider for more information regarding requirements and transfer procedures and then notify the Library of your intent.

For questions or to learn more about any of these options, please contact Erin Pierce at


Planned gifts are an integral part of ensuring our library’s excellence for generations to come. Planned gifts can also provide you with valuable tax benefits. CCM accepts a variety of planned gifts including Bequests through Wills or Trust, Charitable Gift Annuity, Charitable Remainder Trust, Retirement Plan Assets and Life Insurance Donation.

For information about making a planned gift, please contact Erin Pierce at


Many employers sponsor matching gift programs and will match charitable contributions made by their employees. To find out if your company has a matching gift program, contact your Human Resources Department. If your company is eligible, request a matching gift form from your employer, and send it completed and signed with your gift. We will do the rest. The impact of your gift may be doubled or possibly tripled! Some companies match gifts made by retirees and/or spouses.


Volunteers are an invaluable resource for the library. People of all ages and walks of life can volunteer. Learn more about volunteer opportunities here


C.C. Mellor Memorial Library welcomes gifts of books and other materials. Details on how to make your donation can be found here.

Amazon Smile

AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support C.C. Mellor Memorial Library every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you shop at, you’ll find the exact same shopping experience as, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to CCM. On your first visit to AmazonSmile, select C.C. Mellor Memorial Library as your charity of choice.