friends of the library

Who are the Friends of the Library?

The Friends of the Lawrenceburg Public Library was founded in 2000 as a non-profit 501c3 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.  

The Friends of the Library is governed by an elected board of directors.  Their primary function is to determine how the Friends can best help the library and its programs. 

 

How You Can Help

Your dues and contributions enable the Lawrenceburg Public Library District to provide extra programming - above and beyond what tax dollars alone 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, cookie sales, independent film showings,
and various adult  programs.  

Organize ongoing used book sales and holiday cookie sales.

Purchase equipment and furnishings that the library would otherwise be unable to acquire. 

These activities and more are made possible by income from book sales, membership dues, donations and other fundraising events. 

 

Volunteer Opportunities

If you are interested in joining or helping the Friends, please complete and return both sides of this form. We have many opportunities available; let us know how you would like to help!

assist with mobile library

assist with genealogy department

assist with general office duties

book sorting and shelving

organize used books and magazines for sales

assist with programs and events

deliver promotional materials

seasonal decorating, on-going displays

assist with holiday cookie sales

membership

Preferred volunteer location:

Lawrenceburg Public Library

North Dearborn Branch

Mobile Library

Donations for book sales can be dropped off at either library circulation desk.  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.

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.

Questions? Please contact us via email: friends@lpld.lib.in.us

 

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 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.

Learn More About the ALA

Thank you for being our Friend!