We are an independent, nonprofit citizens' organization dedicated to assisting in the development of the Lake County Public Library into one of the finest community libraries.
For example, did you know that LCPL's Summer Reading events wouldn't happen if it wasn't for the Friends of the Library? The Friends support LCPL events by covering supply costs and speaker fees so we're able to hold amazing programs and invite presenters to the library - which helps everyone in Lake County learn new things and expand their horizons!
There are many ways you can support the Friends of the Library and Summer Reading!
Visit the book sale room or the sale racks at the branches. We also hold an annual book sale with many more items. All proceeds from these sales go to the Friends.
And of course you can always join the Friends!
Why We Need You:
LCPL's Summer Reading Challenge is 100% funded by the Friends of the Library! The Friends wisely use membership fees and donations to sponsor fun programs and classes, as well as prizes.
FRIENDS contribute to the acquisition of books, video and audio materials, equipment, and other library materials for the entire community.
The FRIENDS, by spreading knowledge of the Library, will enlarge its place in Lake County's cultural, civic, scientific and business life, and increase its daily use in the community.
FRIENDS encourage gifts of books and special collections to the Lake County Public Library which would be lost to the public were it not for your support.
Being a FRIEND Has Benefits!
Your FRIENDS organization runs an in-house Book Sale Room, open five days a week. Our annual book sales enrich library resources and secure library equipment for purposes of public use and enjoyment. Friends get early access to the annual Fall Book Sale!
Membership dues to the FRIENDS, as well as monetary gifts and book contributions, are deductible for income tax purposes.
Another -- more personal -- benefit of being a FRIEND, is the opportunity to meet other Lake County Public Library patrons who are equally interested in supporting the Library.
The quality of our Library depends on your participation. Your support will ensure continued quality library service.
Be a FRIEND and Join Today!!
If you would like to be a FRIEND, stop by the library to pick up the membership form or download the form and mail it to:
Lake County Public Library
1919 W 81st Ave
2022 Friends Officers