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Library Foundation

Online Donations

Your tax deductible gift to the Lexington Public Library Foundation funds innovation in our public library system.

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With $1 million of funding in jeopardy, libraries will be forced to cut critical services

Lexington Public Library serves 13.8 million visitors annually through six library locations, offsite programs, a robust website, and a mobile app.... more info

Volunteer & In-Kind Needs

Volunteers Can:

  • Help students with Homework Help
  • Bring reading materials to homebound adults through the Book Buddies program
  • Sort and sell used books to support Library programming (Friends of the Library)
  • Teach digital and technical skills with Camp Digital classes
  • Restock Tiny Libraries with donated books
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By The Numbers

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Some records were meant to be shattered, and we did just that with more than 3 million items checked out in 2018.

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Support from the Library Foundation empowers change within our public library system

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Our Donors: Fiscal Year 18

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Our Mission

Lexington Public Library Foundation funds innovation within our public library system.  The Library's vision is for a community engaged in a lifetime of discovery, and private donations help Lexingtonians learn and play in dynamic new ways.

Donations do not fund day-to-day library operations, meaning that 100% of your gift is used to create... more info

Our Board of Directors

Lexington Public Library Foundation enriches Lexington Public Library thanks to the generous support of the following donors in Fiscal Year 2017.  Please contact Anne Donworth at or 859-231-5557 with any inquiries or to change your recognition below. 


  • James L. Elliott (Jim), Chair
  • Jeanne Clark, Vice Chair
  • Louis Carmichael (Buzz), Treasurer
  • Yajaira Aich West, Secretary

Board Members