Library Foundation

The St. Clairsville Public Library Foundation

The St. Clairsville Public Library has been an essential part of our community since 1938.  The magnificence of  this fine institution deserves to be preserved for our future generations.

Since its inception, the St. Clairsville Public Library has been extremely fortunate for its generous benefactors.  The Hunt, the Allen and the Lewis families have been among such supporters.  These families have provided  much needed financial assistance to the Library.  The state support of the library has decreased by over 30% in the last ten years.  As in the life of many institutions, the St. Clairsville Public Library is now faced with two divergent roads ahead.

In the life of every institution there comes a time when difficult decisions must be made to preserve its greatness. For many, this time comes only once in its history.  Often, this moment comes and goes and many may not realize it has passed them by…as when a tree falls in the forest and no one is there to hear it.

The time is now to establish an ongoing annual giving campaign of community based support for the St. Clairsville Public Library.  With the same commitment to excellence as the founding members of the St. Clairsville Public Library, the current library leadership is prepared to move forward along the road less traveled.

Therefore, an annual giving campaign is being established with an initial goal to raise $100,000.00 to support the ongoing programs and facilities of our library.

As Robert Frost penned in the “The Road Not Taken”

I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence;
Two roads diverge in a wood, and I-
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.

The St. Clairsville Public Library needs your help and support in taking the road less traveled and to make a difference in the future of our library and our community.

Donate Online

If you would like to donate to the Annual Giving Campaign, you can donate online through the Community Foundation of the Ohio Valley by clicking the link below:

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Donate By Mail or In Person

Or you can fill out a donation form (PDF) to specify the type of gift you would like to give.

Donations may be made to:
St. Clairsville Public Library Foundation
108 W. Main Street
St. Clairsville, OH 43950

Contributions are tax deductible as provided by law.