GIVEN TO LPL IN 2022: $375,000
LIBRARY PROGRAMS FUNDED: 100%
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 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.
Oct 5th | 4:00pm - 5:00pmOnline Event
Oct 6th | 10:00am - 11:00amOnline Event
Oct 7th | 1:00pm - 4:00pmAltman backyard patio
Oct 10th | 12:00pm - 1:00pmThe Roasterie
Oct 11th | 3:00pm - 4:30pmDavenport Winery
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.
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.
We gave legendary Soul and Gospel singer Mavis Staples a gold library card!
What We Fund
- $146,000 block grants to the library
- Children's Picture Book Room renovation
- Summer Reading Program
- Summer Reading prizes
- Sing & Rhyme storytime
- Read Across Lawrence
- Joy Harjo author talk
- Retirement Boot Camp
- Colson Whitehead talk (Beach Author)
- Kanopy video streaming service
- Teen Zone refresh
- Kansas Reads to Preschoolers
- Dr. Bob READs giveaway books for kids
- Deja's Reading Rainbow
- eBooks and eAudiobook support
- Teen Zone tech upgrades
- SOUND+VISION Studio equipment
- Junior Author Camp
- Sara Paretsky (author talk)
- Staff birthday coffee gift cards
- Fish feeding
- Weave a Tale Workshop
- Dottie maintenance and equipment
- Dolly Parton Imagination Library grant
- RFID pad replacements
- Staff Day support
- Tuition support for staff attending library school
- Upgrades to online catalog
- Coffee maker for staff
- Equity audit for collection
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. For a deeper dive into what we do, check out our lovely 2022 Annual Report.
843-3833 x 131
kmorgan (at) lplks (dot) org
Director of Development &
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ahyde (at) lplks (dot) org
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lisaman (at) lplks (dot) org
Fundraising & Volunteer Specialist