Friends of the Library


The Friends of the Library is a non-profit volunteer organization with the goal of actively promoting the Lawrence Public Library District and its literacy efforts.  The Friends group has been particularly concerned with providing educational and positive activities for the children of Lawrence County, such as Madcap Puppets performances, a summer reading program tradition. 

The library accepts gently used books throughout the year.  Items that are not added to the collection are given to the Friends and are sold at the Book Sale & Raffle which is held each fall during the Lawrenceville Fall Festival.  Proceeds from the sale go toward such things as:

  • summer reading programs
  • library website
  • author visits
  • equipment
  • newspaper and magazine subscriptions


How to Become a Member:

You can become a member of the Friends by paying yearly dues of $7.00 per individual or $10.00 per family, or you can help by donating gently used books for the book sale. (Books may be donated at the library.) Ask the staff at the library’s circulation desk for details.