Friends & Foundation

The average US consumer spends $200/month on streaming services and ebooks/audiobooks. The library offers similar content and services for free to patrons, but it's not free for the library. "Subscribe" for $10/month to support our 10-year anniversary and keep these resources free! Your gift will be matched up to $10K!


For just $10/month, support the Library for years to come

Jul 22, 2024
Lawrence Public Library (Lawrence, KS) needs your support in the $10 for 10 for $10(K!) fundraising opportunity.

Created by Lawrence artist Joelle Ford, this 374-piece collage of commonly challenged book covers — a “Star Spangled (Book) Banner” of sorts — was created to support Lawrence Public Library and your freedom to read.

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Retiree Events

Library Book Sales

Get Involved

Book Sales & Donations

Find us at 7th & Kentucky Streets on the back side of the library! Every donation or purchase you make supports the library.


Give back to the library and meet fellow book lovers. From shelving, working book sales, and greeting patrons, we need you!

Ways You Can Give

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

What We Fund

We gift gold library cards to our Beach Author and 780s Series guests, like legendary Soul and Gospel singer Mavis Staples. In 2023 we gave $476,000 to the library, including funding 100% of all library programming.

• $151,000 in block grants to the library
• Beach Author Jacqueline Woodson
• Children’s picture book room completion
• Kanopy movie streaming service
• All Ages Summer Reading Program
• RetroActive Program for retirees
• Kansas Reads to Preschoolers
• Deja’s Reading Rainbow
• eBooks and eAudiobook support
• Dolly Parton Imagination Library Grant
• Feeding the fish
• MLK Day celebration
• Public technology upgrades
• Booktoberfest / Dracula Community Read
• Library WOC Mural preservation
• SOUND+VISION Studio equipment
• Junior Author Camp
• Coffee gift cards for staff birthdays

• Library Landscapes art project / Joelle Ford's Unfurled
• Sing & Rhyme Storytime
• Dr. Bob READs kid giveaway books
• Dottie Mobile Outreach programs
• Data Axle database for business
• Seed Library
• 780s Series featuring David Lowery
• Staff Day support
• Library School tuition assistance for staff
• Teen Zone blinds
• Auditorium microphones
• Wakarusa Wetlands program
• Movie license
• Booklist Review magazine subscription
• Spanish classes for staff
• Urban Libraries Council conference and dues

Learn more about how you can support your library

The Lawrence Public Library Friends & Foundation, opens a new window (LPLFF for short) does a lot and we have a lot of fun doing it.

Our board meetings are held every fourth Monday of the month at 5:30 pm in the library's Meeting Room A (no meetings in July and December). You are welcome to join us.


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 opportunities 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.

Kathleen Morgan
843-3833 x 131
kmorgan (at) lplks (dot) org

Director of Development &
Community Partnerships

Angela Hyde
843-3833 x 114 / 149
ahyde (at) lplks (dot) org

LPLFF Program

Logan Isaman-Unruh
843-3833 x 153
lisaman (at) lplks (dot) org

Fundraising & Volunteer Specialist

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