Reading is Just the Beginning...

In May 1997, the Lexington Public Library Foundation was established to seek funds that would enhance the quality and range of library services provided to the citizens of Fayette County.

For 15 years, the Lexington Public Library Foundation has conducted successful fundraising events which provided funds for the Library to obtain and equip a new Outreach van and StoryTime Bus and develop a Mobile App (lexpublib2go). The Foundation has provided funding for the Digital Studio, Kentucky Room and more. Donations make it possible for the Lexington Public Library to create innovative new programs, capital improvements, and expand upon existing services.

In short, the Foundation fulfills the mission and vision of the Lexington Public Library through gifts like yours!

The Vision

A community engaged in a lifetime of discovery.

The Mission

Lexington Public Library connects people, inspires ideas, and transforms lives.


Excellence: We don’t just help you. We make your day better.
Equality: We treat you with fairness and respect.
Integrity: We work to earn your trust and honor our heritage.
Stewardship: We care for the library that you entrust to us.
Passion: We love Lexington, we love what we do, and want you to know it.

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