Friends & Foundation

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2021 TOTAL RAISED: $436,000

Libraries transform communities and we need your support.

Access to information, resources, and technology is both essential and critical. Without it, the world is harder to navigate, people and help can feel out of reach, and keeping up with advances in technology can make all the difference in finding employment and staying connected.

The Library Friends & Foundation (LPLFF) provides access and opportunites for Lawrence to learn, connect, create, and grow and you can help sustain our efforts at any level.

From donating books, making a financial contribution, or including the library in your estate plan — your gift will make a life-changing impact.

News & Events

LPLFF Events


2022 8-4 dottie donor mug

New monthly donor perk

Sign up for monthly recurring donations to the library of at least $10/month in support of everything we do and receive this limited edition Dottie mug.

Learn the secrets to business success

Get your copy of "Take the Crown!" This new book by Lawrence entrepreneur Miles Schnaer, provides a road map for how to grow your business, get involved in your community, and maintain a positive work-life balance. All proceeds support the LPL Friends & Foundation.

Order your copy today at this link.

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Retirement Boot Camp wants YOU!

Retirement Boot Camp (RBC) is funded by a generous grant from Capitol Federal Savings Bank.

RBC helps you transition into or greater enjoy your retirement through relevant programming, classes, social activities, online resources, and sharing the experiences of other retirees. Browse our upcoming events and join us for a fieldtrip, coffee, or whatever sounds fun to you.

Get Involved

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Find us at 7th & Kentucky Streets on the back side of the library!

Book Sales & Donations

Every donation or purchase you make supports the library.


From shelving, working book sales, and greeting patrons, we need you!


Give back to the library and meet fellow book lovers.

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Jack & Maureen Altman are big library fans — Jack even bakes treats for staff!

Ways You Can Give

Help support and sustain our efforts at any level, from dropping coins in our Fish Fund, to making a financial gift and including the library in your estate plan.

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We gave legendary Soul and Gospel singer Mavis Staples a gold library card!

What We Fund

  • Dottie truck, retrofit, wrap, and equipment
  • Susan Orlean author visit
  • Summer Reading program
  • Read Across Lawrence
  • Deja's Reading Rainbow
  • Retirement Boot Camp
  • Sing & Rhyme Storytime
  • Community Resource Needs: bus passes, hand warmers, hats, gloves
  • Staff birthday coffee gift cards
  • Children's picture book room renovation
  • Support for Hoopla eBooks and eAudiobooks
  • Public computer replacement and upkeep
  • Kanopy movie streaming service
  • SOUND+VISION Studio equipment
  • Teen coding robots
  • Volunteer appreciation events
  • Honor with Books
  • Outreach books for kids
  • Spanish translation services
  • Marketing support
  • Fish in Children's Department
  • Lobby plants
  • Seed Library
  • Mergent Intellect Database

Learn more about how you can support your library.

The Lawrence Public Library Friends & Foundation (LPLFF for short) does a lot and we have a lot of fun doing it. For a deeper dive into what we do, check out our lovely, opens a new window 2021 Annual Report.

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Kathleen Morgan
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Director of Development &
Community Partnerships

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Angela Hyde
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LPLFF Program

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Logan Isaman
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Fundraising & Library Volunteer Specialist

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