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History

A group of committed library patrons started the Lexington Public Library Foundation in 1997 with the goal to give LPL the additional funding it needed to expand and improve services, programs and facilities. 

Over the past 15 years, the Foundation has helped the Library with a wide variety of funding challenges. 

  • Designed lexpublibtogo, a mobile app for on-the-go access to all content in the Library catalogue.  LPL users love their digital materials – 5.7% of all circulated materials are now digital!
  • Restoration of the Central Library’s Pendulum Clock, Atrium, and Farish Theater into state-of-the-art facility for film, theater, presentations, and live performances
  • Digital Studio at Northside Branch, including audio booth, green room, and cutting-edge editing technology
  • Retrofitting the Storytime Bus, allowing LPL to take Storytime to children in underserved areas.