friends of the library

Who are the Friends of the Library? Friends of the Lawrenceburg Public Library District

The Friends of the Lawrenceburg Public Library was founded in 2000 as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization whose mission is to support the library and its programs.

Dues and contributions are tax-deductible as allowed by law.

Members of the Friends are people who love the library and books and wish to share their love of reading with others.  An elected board of directors governs the Friends of the Library. Their primary function is determining how Friends can best help the library and its programs.  If you're interested in joining the Board, please don't hesitate to contact to learn more.


How You Can Help

Your dues and contributions enable the Lawrenceburg Public Library District to provide extra programming - above and beyond what tax dollars can supply.

The Friends help the library in a variety of ways:
Fund special activities and programs, such as puppet and magic shows, youth summer reading programs, book signings, author visits, film showings, and various adult programs
Organize ongoing used book sales and holiday bake sales
Purchase equipment and furnishings that the library would otherwise be unable to acquire
These activities are made possible by income from book sales, membership dues, donations, and other fundraising events.

Volunteer Opportunities

We welcome you if you are interested in joining or helping the Friends! Likewise, many opportunities are available if you are interested in volunteering to help at the Lawrenceburg Library or North Dearborn Branch.

Some opportunities to lend a hand include:
• Assisting with our mobile library
• General office duties
• Helping with programs and events
• Book sorting and shelving
• Seasonal decorating
• Assisting with holiday bake sales
• Much more!

If you would like to help, contact Michelle Bunte at the Lawrenceburg Public Library. Michelle can be reached at or 812 537-2775 x7-1135.

Preferred volunteer location:

Lawrenceburg Public Library

North Dearborn Branch

Mobile Library

Donations for book sales — books, DVDs, and CDs — can be dropped off at the Lawrenceburg Library or North Dearborn Branch. We are always in need of children’s books. Your donations may be tax deductible, and we will gladly provide a receipt upon request. We will also pick up book donations upon request.

You are Invited to Join the Friends

Members receive direct mail announcements of special Friends-sponsored programs.

Members receive copies of the LPLD monthly newsletter by U.S. mail or email - your choice.

Most importantly, members have the opportunity to make a difference in our community.

Print our membership form from here (PDF File) and drop it at the library or mail it in. We also offer electronic membership sign-up via It is that easy.

Questions? Please contact us via email:


Want to give a monetary donation?

Share your love for the library by providing a monetary donation.  You can contribute donations electronically via the QR code below,, mailing a check payable to Friends of LPLD 150 Mary Street Lawrenceburg, IN 47025.

The only way to have a friend is to be one. 

Ralph Waldo Emerson



The American Library Association celebrates all Friends’ groups.

Libraries need Friends – it’s just that simple. In fact, across America, many public libraries
were established through the efforts of community members who understood the value of
libraries to their communities and that libraries needed community support to survive.

How do libraries benefit from Friends groups? They benefit from the expansion of their
resources to serve the public. Friends extend a library’s capacity through dollar gifts,
volunteer and program support, and advocacy…Additionally, any library that seeks grant funding will find itself in a much more competitive position for those grants if it can show that they receive tangible support from the very people who use and benefit from the library.

Learn More About the ALA

Thank you for being our Friend!