Friends of the Library

Who We Are

The Friends of the Lockport Public Library, Inc. is a volunteer not-for-profit organization whose purpose is to support the resources, services, and programs of the Library, and promote the Library's presence in the community. We maintain a year-round used book sale on Floor 2 of the library and host two large book sales each year. The proceeds from these sales and your membership dollars help fund new book collections for the library, as well as educational programs.The Board of Directors is elected from the membership. Directors serve terms of three years. Officers are elected annually by the membership from the Board of Directors.

Friends' contributions, including grants and partnerships, to the Lockport Public Library total over $115,000!

Programs We've Sponsored:

  • Front Porch Family Series
  • Support for Summer Reading Program
  • Cuddle Up & Read
  • Special collections, including classics, art loans, DVDs
  • One Book One Community
  • Local Author Forum

Friends-sponsored programs and library-related items available for sale.

Types of Membership:

  • Lifetime: $100.00
  • Patron: $25.00
  • Family: $10.00
  • Individual: $5.00

Lifetime members will have their name engraved on a plaque in the Library. Memberships (other than Lifetime) are valid for one year.

Benefits of Membership:

  • A 10% discount on purchases over $1.00 at the ongoing used book sale on Floor 2 of the library (must present your valid Friends membership card).
  • Invitation to attend a "Friends only" presale of our book sales.
  • Valuable coupons for book sales.
  • The satisfaction of supporting your Lockport Public Library.
  • Support the library as a volunteer organization and help to increase community awareness of the Library's services.
  • Bring new programs and services to your library.
  • Enrich the total resources and facilities of the Lockport Public Library.
  • Your membership is fully tax deductible. We are a 501(c)3 organization.

For More Information or to Join

Stop by the Library and pick up an application at the Floor 2 Circulation Desk, or fill out a printable application form (PDF) and return it to the Circulation Desk.

The Lockport Public Library would not be the same without your support!

Library Programs Sponsored by the Friends

The Friends of the Lockport Public Library, Inc., sponsor library programs and help to purchase new library materials.  View the library's events calendar. 

Used Book Sales
Stop by the Friends' year-round used book sale on Floor 2.

Two big sales are held annually--in Spring and Fall. Check our event calendar for the dates. This is a great chance to get books at a bargain basement price and to help the Library at the same time. Sale proceeds are used to purchase new materials for the library and to sponsor programs of interest to the community. Book donations are accepted at any library service desk or may be left at the foot of the stairwell inside the Chestnut Street entrance.

Library-and book-related items for sale
at the Circulation Desk on Floor 2

Sales sponsored by the Friends of the Lockport Public Library, Inc. All proceeds support library materials and programming.

Library Tote Bags are available for $12.00. Bags have zippered top, mesh water bottle pocket, front slip pocket with pen and business card pockets, and small side pocket.

Library Journals are blank, spiral-bound, and available for $5.00. Matching pen included. Five colors to choose from! You can replace the "Thank you for supporting the library!" card with your own business card, photo, etc.


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Tue 9AM - 8PM 
Wed 9AM - 8PM
Thu 9AM - 8PM
Fri 9AM - 5PM
Sat 10AM - 5PM

Special Library Hours on Thursday, April 25: Library is OPEN 1-8PM (closed 9AM-1PM for staff training).

Beginning February 26, 2024, the East Avenue entrance will be CLOSED for approximately 2 months due to a roof replacement project. The parking lot entrance at the back of the library will be open regular business hours.

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