Friends of the Lawrenceburg Public Library District is a non-profit organization that supports its library through fund-raising (used book sales, cookie sales, etc), advocacy, and volunteer work. Their efforts pay for many Youth Services programs, adult program presenters, refreshments, and other projects (installation of a drinking fountain in the main room of the library, flowers in the pots, etc). This local group is associated with Friends of Indiana Libraries (FOIL) which provides support to local groups through Indiana Library Federation. LPLD loves their Friends!
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 also understood that libraries needed community support to survive.
How do libraries benefit from Friends groups? They benefit by the expansion of their
resources to serve the public. Friends extend a library’s capacity through dollar gifts,
volunteer and program support, and through advocacy…Additionally, any library that seeks grant funding will find themselves in a much more competitive position for those grants if they can show that they receive tangible support from the very people who use and benefit from the library.
Become a card-carrying Friend of the Library! Print our membership form from here (PDF File), drop it at the library or mail it in. It is that easy.
GUIDELINES FOR DONATIONS OF MATERIALS
We value your donations. Before bringing donations to the Library, please review the following guidelines. Please limit contributions to two boxes a week.
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