Lynchburg Public Library

Friends of the Library

About the Friends

The Friends of the Lynchburg Public Library (FLPL) is a 501(c)(3) with a board of directors (Friends) who raise funds and advocate for the growth and sustainability of the library beyond what falls under the city’s purview–with your help. Our goal is to support the vital services and programs provided by the Lynchburg Public Library. Everyone who supports the library through donations or by volunteering is a friend!

History of the Friends

In 1964, the Friends of the Lynchburg Public Library formed and developed a grassroots campaign to establish a “Library to Serve All Citizens.” Since the establishment of the Lynchburg Public Library in 1966, the Friends have promoted literacy, advocated for the development of library services, encouraged community support, and funded projects to support library services by providing equipment, materials and programs.

The following are examples of initiatives and activities supported by the Friends of the Library:

  • An endowment fund to assure Library funding regardless of federal, state and local funding fluctuations
  • Youth and Adult Summer Reading Programs
  • The Lynn Dodge Storytime Room and other special program funding for children and adults
  • Grant writing assistance for special funding

Learn more about the unique history of the Friends organization that started the Public Library for Lynchburg here.


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Connect with Us


  • Lynchburg Public Library
    2315 Memorial Ave
    Lynchburg VA 24501
    (434) 455-6300

  • Downtown Branch and Public Law Library
    900 Church St
    Lynchburg VA 24504
    (434) 455-3820

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This site is made possible by a grant from the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services. It is managed by the The Library of Virginia Library Development and Networking Division.