About the Friends and Foundation

About the Friends & Foundation

We believe that libraries play a vital role in communities and private donations are needed to enhance public funding libraries receive. While private funding cannot replace strong public library funding of the Lawrence Public Library, it is clear that the library can no longer rely solely on city funding to give children, students, and adults full access to the information and services they need.

We are a volunteer powered organization and our volunteers move actual mountains of books—around 4,000 books come through our doors each week.

Friends & Foundation is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. Gifts to Friends & Foundation may be designated for the library's unrestricted needs, its endowment fund, or for larger, capital requirements.

2024 Friends & Foundation Board

  • Kassie Nieters, Chairperson
  • Annamarie Hill, Vice-chairperson
  • Joan Golden, Treasurer
  • Jane Medina, Secretary
  • Cindy Penzler, On-Site Sales committee chair
  • Stan Ring, Internet Sales committee chair
  • Blanca Herrada, Membership & Fundraising committee chair
  • Brandon Eisman
  • Mary Gage
  • Nancy Hambleton
  • Craig Penzler
  • Rachel Rademacher
  • Imani Wadud
  • Kelly Hart, Lawrence Public Library Board of Trustees Representative
  • Brad Allen, ex-officio

Federal Tax ID Number 48-1179872

Lawrence Public Library Friends & Foundation 2022 Form 990

2023 Annual Report, opens a new window

LPLFF Agenda & Minutes Archive

The LPL Friends & Foundation Board meets on the fourth Monday of each month at 5:30 PM, except for July and December. Questions? Please email Kathleen Morgan at kmorgan (at) lplks (dot) org.

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