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What We Do

Support from the Library Foundation empowers change within our public library system.
Recent examples include:


Phoenix Forward

Indoor/Outdoor programming and installations at Central Library and adjacent Phoenix Park to reinvigorate the downtown spaces through the Knight Cities Challenge.  Highlights include the new Discovery and Play Lab at Central Library, two mobile book carts to bring materials into the Park, and a Charlie Cart, or portable teaching kitchen, to teach culinary literacy at Central Library, Phoenix Park, and throughout the city.

Partners include Lexington Downtown Development Authority, Lexington Parks & Recreation, Downtown Lexington Corporation, Blue Grass Community Foundation, Knight Foundation, and many others.

Tiny Library Project

Commissioned 50 book exchange units to be placed throughout the community in order to improve access to reading materials.
Partners include Nomi Design, The Hope Center, Parks & Recreation, and many others.

Homework Help

Provides an afterschool snack and assists students with school assignments and reading at two library locations four days each week throughout the school year.
Partners include Fayette County Public Schools, Glean Kentucky, God's Pantry Food Bank, and KentuckyOne Health.