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Friends of the Library

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
(859) 231-5505

Due to COVID-19, we are closed until the Central Library is open to the public.  We are looking forward to serving our community again soon.

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

Women's History Collage Contest

Women's History Collage Contest

Enter to win a Friends gift card &

1-year complimentary membership

Entries are now accepted

$5.00/each entry including

a kit of collage materials


Call us for Collage Kit: (859)-231-5505

Hours: Mon. Tue. Thurs. & Fri. 10-1

Please email:

for guidelines, rules, prizes & details

Special Sale! $5 Grab Bags

Special Sale - Grab Bag Books @ $5.00/bag

10 small paperbacks or 8 oversized paperbacks



Call to order (859)-231-5505

Hours: Mon. Tue. Thurs. & Fri. 10-1



Friends Members
Enjoy curbside service from Book Cellar


Friends Book Cellar
Offers Appointment Shopping
Due to the COVID "Red Zone" restrictions,
we are temporarily not able to offer Appointment Shopping until further notice.
  Please visit our online sales websites for books and music items.
Questions for online sales:
Help us keep the spirit of the Friends of the Library alive during these difficult times!

Upcoming Events

Sorry, there are currently no upcoming events for the Friends of The Lexington Public Library.

Upcoming Book Sales

Please check back for news about upcoming sales.

Location:  Friends Book Cellar, Central Library, 140 E. Main St.

If you have questions or would like to volunteer for the sale, please call (859) 231-5505 or email: