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Friends of the Library

New (temporary) store hours: Monday thru Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m and Saturdays 10am - 1pm

Details and questions: 
(859) 231-5505

Mission Statement

In appreciation of the role the Library plays in the quality of life in this area, the Friends of the Lexington Public Library provides financial, advocacy and volunteer support to the Library, and functions consistently with the goals and objectives of the Lexington Public Library and its Board of Trustees.

Lexington Public Library
Central Library, Lower Level
140 East Main St
Lexington, KY 40507


Learn more about the Friends Book Cellar
Learn more about becoming a Friends Volunteer

Bulk Purchase Discounts

An individual or business that purchases $100 or more at one time in September
will receive a 20% discount on that bulk purchase.

Members receive a additional 10% off 
(No Other Discounts Apply)


2021 Book Sale October 6 to 26

All books $1 or less

Music & Movies $2 or less


Friends Day (2 days): Wednesday 10/06 & Thursday 10/07 (hours 10a.m. - 5p.m.): 

Friends members only. Memberships will be available at the door and


Sale Open to the General Public: Friday 10/08 to Tuesday 10/26

Sale hours: Monday thru Friday 10am-5pm, Saturday 9am-1pm, closed Sunday


Bag Day (5 days): Thursday 10/21 to Tuesday 10/26 (closed Sunday):

Fill a Bag for $3 (bags provided)


Friends Book Cellar:  140 E Main Street - Central Library (lower level)

2 hours free parking in Library garage


New safety guidelines for 2021 Book Sale

As we remain mindful of each other's safety, face masks per CDC guidance are required.
Walk-ins are welcome but to avoid waiting in line, reservations are recommended. 

Call in advance: (859) 231-5505


To volunteer or questions, email:


Thank you for your support!


Weekly Picks

Newly priced books suggested to YOU
Displaying at our store


New Shopping Hours

Monday thru Friday 10-4
Saturday 10-1

Call for questions & donations
(859) 231-5505


Upcoming Events

Saturday, October 23rd - 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Central Library
Monday, October 25th - 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Central Library
Tuesday, October 26th - 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Central Library