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Library Foundation

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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

Information coming soon about future Lexington Public Library Foundation Events.


For sponsorship information please contact Paige Halpin Smith at or 
Anne Donworth at or 859-231-5557 or Click Here.

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.

Check out some of our records below!

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

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Our Donors: January 1 – December 31, 2019

Lexington Public Library Foundation enriches Lexington Public Library thanks to the generous support of the following donors in 2019.  Please contact Anne Donworth at or 859-231-5557 with any inquiries or to change your recognition below. 

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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.

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Our Board of Directors


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

Board Members