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Friends of The Library

Luncheon Lecture: Ann Hammond

2013 Annual Meeting: Sue Massek

The Lexington Public Library, the oldest public library west of the Appalachians was founded in 1796 in Lexington, the county seat of Fayette County, Kentucky. In 1966 Rabbi William J. Leffler proposed forming a Friends of the Library organization to the Lexington Public Library Board of Trustees. In 1968 the Friends of the Library was formed by a community-wide steering committee, chaired by Richard S. DeCamp. It was formed to... more info

Amended and Restated Bylaws of the Friends of the Lexington Public Library, Inc.



Section 1 – Name:  The name of this Corporation is The Friends of the Lexington Public Library, Inc.

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2018 Book Sale Dates

  • April 18-22
  • October 17-21

Location:  Friends Book Cellar, Central Library, 140 E. Main St.
Details to be announced later.

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

Upcoming Sales and Events

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Become a Friend

Support of the Lexington Public Library is made possible in a part through the generosity of our Friends members. Friends will sponsor a wide range of free Library programs and services throughout the year that have a positive impact on people in the Lexington community. Your support will also ensure additional benefits for our libraries and staff.

The Friends of the Lexington Public Library membership application may be printed and mailed to:

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On March 22, 1998, the Friends Book Cellar opened for business two days a week, Sunday and Monday. On April 25, 1998 a grand opening was held. In spite of brisk sales the stock of materials was so great that four-day sales using the entire lower level were held in May and November of 1998. The store attracted more volunteers and more customers and by August the store was operating four days a week, Saturday through Tuesday. March 21, 2001, the Friends bookstore opened for business 6 days a week.

On August 7, 1998, the Herald Leader, the largest circulating... more info

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