Friends of Lansing Library

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COVID-19 & Friends' Events

Due to COVID-19 precautions, there will be no September or November Friends' meeting.

Friends' monthly book sales are indefinitely postponed, but you may purchase books and DVDs any time from our upstairs Friends' bookcase near the circulation desk.


Book Donations

donation bin

While the library is not accepting donations due to COVID-19, we have located a donation site for you.

The closest drop off for Discover Books is located about a 7 minute drive from the library at Munster Recycling Center located at 598 Fisher Street, Munster, Indiana. (Click for a map.)

They accept books only.



Friends of Lansing Library

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Join Friends!

PDF iconFriends Membership Application and Brochure

New membership prices in effect Oct. 1, 2018
Individual Membership is $10 a year with early viewing of the Book Sales.
Family Memberships is $15 for the year. Family Memberships include 2 adults and children under 16 years of age.

When you join Friends of Lansing Public Library your membership plays a valuable role in library service to the community. Members enjoy early admission to the Friends Book Sale, and the satisfaction of taking an active role in making Lansing a better place to live!

No time commitment is required for membership, but volunteers are needed to make Friends of Lansing Public Library a success! Anyone can become a member! (Lansing residency not required.) Individuals, families, local businesses and corporations are all encouraged to join and make a difference!

What does the Friends group do?

Friends of Lansing Public Library is a non-profit organization that raises funds to provide Events, and purchase materials and equipment that is beyond the library budget.

Friends of Lansing Public Library shall:

  • Promote interest in the use of the library's resources and services
  • Encourage gifts, endowments, and bequests to benefit the library
  • Sponsor special Events for the purpose of raising funds for equipment, books, and activities, which are beyond the tax-supported budget

Friends Elections, Officers & Committees

All officers shall be elected at the January meeting for a term of (1) year.
They may be re-elected.

Elections will be for the following positions:

  • President shall plan for and preside at meetings of Friends of Lansing Public Library. The President will also serve as the designated liaison with Lansing Public Library's Adult Services Department.
  • Vice President shall assist the President in the duties.
  • Secretary shall record the minutes of the meetings and present them at the next meeting.
  • Treasurer shall give an account at each meeting of all funds collected and disbursed by Friends of Lansing Public Library and deposit such funds in the Friends of Lansing Public Library account to be established at a local bank.

Committees of volunteers will be formed for fundraising activities.

Until further notice, items are not being accepted as donations, due to COVID-19

Donate Items for the Book Sale

Friends of Lansing Public Library accepts donations of used books, audio books, music and DVDs for their Book Sales.

We are unable to accept donations of:

  • Reader's Digest condensed books
  • Textbooks
  • Magazines more than two years old
  • Encyclopedias
  • Dictionaries
  • VHS tapes
  • Books with mold or mildew, water damage or odors.

We are unable to assign a value to your donation for tax purposes.

You may drop off your donation at either Circulation Desk, or bring them to the next book sale!