Friends & Foundation

Welcome to the LPL Friends & Foundation

The Lawrence Public Library Friends & Foundation (LPLFF for short) does a lot and we have a lot of fun doing it. Libraries transform communities through access to information, resources, and technology, and you can help support and sustain our efforts at any level, from donating books, making a financial contribution, or including the library in your estate plan. Learn more here.

Read our 2020 Annual Report here.

See Douglas County Project

to benefit the library and artists

See Douglas County Parks & Green Spaces Art Project enlisted local artists to imagine outdoor spaces through the lens of the iconic WPA-era National Parks posters.

Designed to inspire wonder and evoke majesty, the posters invite the community to view their local parks and green spaces with new eyes and fresh curiosity. The project is an extension of last summer's See Lawrence Parks & Green Spaces, and continues with new local artists and several new parks and green spaces within Lawrence and around Douglas County.

The artworks are featured in the 2022 Douglas County Newcomer's Guide. Prints and postcards are available for purchase here, opens a new window.

FEATURED ARTISTS: Black Jack Battlefield, Baldwin by Jenni Leiste • Buffalo at Clinton Parkway Trail by Alex Olson • CPA Park, Eudora by Kassidee Quaranta • Japanese Friendship Garden by Torren Thomas • Potter Lake by Janella • Prairie Park by Lora Jost • Sandra Shaw Park by Angie Pickman • Wells Overlook by Lana Grove

Summer Matching Challenge

2021 6-7 LPLFF Matching Challenge Howie webpage header

Howie has thrived for over a decade at the library solely from book sale purchases and gifts to the LPLFF. She has tankmates of her own and saltwater neighbors around the corner, all of whom get cared for and fed from the spare change you drop into the Youth Services fish fund box!

Can you help us feed Howie, give books to kids, supply digital downloads, and support inclusive programing? Be a Page Turner and become part of a special group of monthly library donors that understands our need for steady and reliable funding. Just to sweeten the deal, a generous Lawrence family will match your gift dollar-for-dollar.

Saturday Sales are Back

Book Sale

Jul 10 • Aug 14 • Sep 11

Shop the hottest books, CDs, DVDs and audiobooks you need to get you through the dog days of summer. All titles are priced $2 and under, so support your library and stock your shelves on the cheap!

No appointment needed to shop outside. To shop inside:

Ways we support the library

Feel great about supporting the Lawrence Public Library, plus gain exclusive access to sales, events, and more.

Volunteering with Friends & Foundation is a great way to give back to the amazing Lawrence Public Library.

Your incredible support supplements and strengthens the public's investment in the library.

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Here's how to get in touch.

Kathleen Morgan
843-3833 x 131

Director of Development &
Community Partnerships

Angela Hyde
843-3833 x 114 / 149

Program Coordinator

Logan Isaman
843-3833 x 153

Fundraising & Library Volunteer Specialist

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