The Friends of the Lansdowne Public Library
Supporting the Lansdowne, Pennsylvania public library through fundraising and events.
Who are the Friends &
where do our funds go? About the Library
Information: Helen Bowes (610) 284-1433
For inquiries, membership, and donations:
Friends of the Lansdowne Public Library
P.O Box 7
Lansdowne, PA 19050
Passionate about Libraries?
Stephanie Cowell arrived by train and was overjoyed with the opportunity to meet and greet her book readers at the Lansdowne Public Library.
We learned that Claude Monet was haunted his entire life by his infatuation with his favorite model and first wife, Camille.
If you weren't able to come to our Stephanie Cowell author visit, check out Claude & Camille and see for yourself what drove the artist Claude Monet into the forefront of the "Impressionist" Art movement and the role Camille played in both her vibrant life and tragic death.
The Friends of the Lansdowne Public Library raises funds and sponsors events that enrich what our library can offer the community. (Check out how FRIENDS funds have helped the library.) While the borough has always been unfailingly generous in its support, state funding is shrinking and costs are rising. You can help the FRIENDS fill the gap by contributing in time or with a donation to our various projects:
If you aren't on the list for our annual Fall mailing, here's how you can join.
We are always looking to include library patrons who don't yet know about membership. Please email this link to your Lansdowne area friends, especially those who have recently moved to this area, and encourage them to contribute!
For a tax-deductible contribution of $500, FRIENDS will purchase a book every year forever in honor or memory of someone you specify. Brochures are available at the Library.
Next time you're in the Library, look for the Friends' raffle baskets. Several times a year, the Friends put together large baskets of seasonal items. We also appreciate donations for the baskets if you have items that would tantalize our patrons!
The Mural Cards
Lansdowne artist Rhona Candeloro painted the mural in the library's Children's Room several years ago, using local children as models. She has produced a set of 6 views for a pack of Lansdowne Mural cards.
Slip them into a present as a gift card, or as a note to say "Thank You" or "Happy Birthday" to someone! The pack also makes a nice gift.
$10 for a pack of 6 different cards and 7 envelopes. Available at the library desk.
Great Bargains! The FRIENDS maintains 6 large bookshelves in the Bany Room to sell donated books, CDs, and tapes year round. Check it out when you're in the Library -- new items come in frequently. If you have items you think others would like to buy, call the Library at 610-623-0239 to make arrangements.
The Lansdowne Public Library has been serving Lansdowne and surrounding communities for over 100 years.