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The Friends of the Lansing Community Library, as a separate 501c3 non-profit organization, raises funds for the LCL. The group is comprised of volunteers who act independently of, but in conjunction with, the library’s Trustees and library manager, to preserve, promote, and strengthen library services. Working as ambassadors for the library, the Friends protect and encourage sources of funding, and often partner with other organizations to enhance the role of the library in the community.

In addition to contributing a set amount of funds each year to the LCL budget to support summer reading and offset technology replacement costs, the Friends also fully fund improvements to and upkeep of the LCL gardens. The group also absorbs the majority of costs associated with the many varied programs offered at the LCL throughout the year. The financial and volunteer contributions made by the Friends are critical to the success of the LCL.

Friends of LCL Book Sales

The Friends of LCL hold two book sales per year, typically in June and November. Donations are accepted at the library year round with the exception of the two weeks before and after each sale. Bring all donated items to the LCL circulation desk during open library hours. Do not place donations in the outside book drop as that limited space is reserved for returned library materials.

Friends Board of Directors

Nikki Wells: Chair

Megan Williams: Vice Chair

Interim Treasurer: Paula Grant

Associate Treasurer for Income: Julie Berens

Associate Treasurer for Expenses: Beth Hogan

Secretary: Amalia Barry

Travis Hilday

Todd Howell

Madelyn Lombardo


Ready to Become a Friend?

A Friend is anyone who volunteers time or money to LCL.

  • Tell us how you are able to contribute by filling out this online form. Or print a paper copy and drop off at the circulation desk.
  • No time to volunteer? Support LCL now with a donation!

Contact the Friends

Friends of Lansing Community Library
27 Auburn Road
Lansing, NY 14882

2021 Meeting Dates

The Friends Board of Directors meets monthly with an annual meeting in November.  All meetings are open to the public. Meetings start at 7:00pm unless otherwise noted.

January 11
February 8
March 8
April 12
May 10
June 14
July 12 (if needed)
August 9 (if needed)
September 13
October 18
TUESDAY November 16 Annual Meeting
December 13