Love Your Library!

Can you help us reach our goal of $30,000 and 50 new donors?

Libraries inspire, teach, entertain, connect, open doors and create community! This September, your support goes further than ever because all donations to any Allegheny County Library will be MATCHED! Thanks to the generosity of the Jack Buncher Foundation, Allegheny County libraries will receive a pro-rated portion of a match pool. All donations received during September 2019 will count toward the match pool.

C.C. Mellor Memorial Library will be kicking off our Annual Appeal in the beginning of September! Click here to read our 2019 letter. Thank you for your continued support of your local public library!

HOW TO DONATE

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. Set up your recurring donation in September and have your first installment matched!

Visit www.loveyourlibrary.org or click the button below to set up a recurring donation, or to make a one-time donation. You can also donate in person at CCM Edgewood or CCM Forest Hills, or by mail to 1 Pennwood Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15218.

Call for Artists

CCM is currently accepting applications for artists to sell at our annual Arts & Crafts Fair! Every December, C.C. Mellor Memorial Library hosts a curated fair featuring arts, crafts and gifts made by dozens of local artists. All kinds of media are welcome! If you are a local artist interested in selling your work, click here to download an application.  The deadline for applications is November 1. For more information, email Erin Pierce at piercee@einetwork.net.

New Library Policies: Fines & Automatic Renewals

C.C. Mellor Memorial Library is going fine free! Starting in September 2019, all CCM patrons will have their overdue fines automatically waived. From September onward, all items checked out from CCM or returned to CCM will not generate fines, including items that have been overdue for a long time.

Along with our new fine free policy, CCM is also instituting automatic renewals. If your item is eligible for renewal (a renewable item with no one on the waiting list), it will automatically renew three days before the due date.

Does this policy change mean I can keep my library materials forever?

No, all library materials will still have a due date. If the item is six weeks overdue, a bill will be mailed and if an item is more than 12 weeks overdue, the account may be referred to a collection agency.

How many times will an item automatically renew?

CCM materials that are eligible for renewal will be renewed automatically two times. An item is eligible for renewal if it is a type of item that can be renewed and does not have any holds. Some items, like Chromebooks and hotspots, are never eligible for renewal. The renewal happens three days before the item’s due date.

Won’t this policy negatively impact the library’s budget?

Fines generate approximately 1.5% of our annual budget, and our statistics show that fine income decreases each year. We have taken this into consideration and feel confident that it will not affect our programs or services.

Will the library eliminate previously accrued overdue fines?

Yes! We waived all overdue fines accrued under the old policy for library patrons who reside in our service area (Edgewood, Churchill, Braddock Hills, Forest Hills, Wilkins Township).

Will the library give refunds to patrons who paid their overdue fines before this change?

No, the library does not refund overdue fines previously paid.

What other libraries are part of the Fine Free Pilot?

Wilkinsburg, Swissvale, Braddock, Penn Hills, Monroeville, Homestead, Baldwin/Whitehall, and 3 CLP branches (TBD).

Print Cost Changes

Starting September 1, printing service costs will change at both CCM Edgewood and CCM Forest Hills.

Printing: $0.25 B&W page / $0.50 color page
Photocopying: $0.25 B&W page / $0.50 color page
Faxing: $1 flat rate, any number of pages
Scanning: $1 flat rate, any number of pages

Library Resources

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CCM Edgewood


One Pennwood Avenue
Edgewood, PA 15218

Phone: (412) 731-0909
Fax: (412) 731-8969

Hours


Monday - Thursday
10 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Friday
10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Saturday
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Sunday
Closed

CCM Forest Hills


4400 Greensburg Pike
Forest Hills, PA 15221

Phone: (412) 436-2390
Fax: (412) 436-2391

Hours


Monday, Friday & Saturday
10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Tuesday & Thursday
3 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Wednesday & Sunday
Closed

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