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Become a Friend

Show your support of the Lincoln Public Library by becoming a Friend.   Our membership numbers demonstrate to the Lincoln City Council and City officials how important the library is to our community.  Also, your membership fees and donations support many of the wonderful programs offered by the Lincoln Public Library.  As a Friend, you will receive a monthly email highlighting upcoming library events.


Make a Donation

Not yet a Friend?  We hope you  will still make a donation to support library programs.  The Friends accept both monetary and in-kind donations.  Your support is very much appreciated by the Friends and the many library patrons who participate in library programs and use library services.

Donate Your Time - Become a Volunteer

Volunteers are critical to the success of the Friends and the Lincoln Public Library. There are numerous opportunities to support the Friends from processing book and media donation to helping with Friends’ events to serving on the Friends’ Board of Directors. The Library also has many volunteer opportunities.  The volunteering opportunities are listed in the below survey.


Donate Books and Media

Bring your gently used hardcopy and paperback books, audiobooks, music CDs and DVDs to the library during open hours:
Monday through Wednesday - 11 am to 5 pm 
Thursday - 10 am to 5 pm 
Saturday - 11 am to 5 pm

Drive to the staff doors near the book drop and ring the bell. Someone will be there to help you. We do not accept VHS or cassette tapes, encyclopedia sets, magazines, newspapers, textbooks, or items in poor condition.


Buy a Book, Music CD or DVD

Buy books, music CDs, and DVDs at the Friends’ daily sale area located inside the library.
You can also buy at the quarterly book sales held on the second Saturday in March, June, September, and December.  Book sales are a major Friends’ fundraiser for library programs and events.

Shop with Amazon Smile

Use AmazonSmile when making your on online purchases. AmazonSmile is a website operated by Amazon with the same products, prices, and shopping features as The difference is that when you shop on AmazonSmile, the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price of eligible products to the charitable organization of your choice.

Become a Sponsor

Are you a business or organizations interested in supporting a specific library program or activity?  Then a sponsorship is the right choice for you.  Friends will publicly recognize your contribution. (If requested, donations will be kept anonymous.)

Business or organization donation of $100 to $999
  • Name is placed on sponsor plaque in library lobby
Business or organization with donation of $1,000 or more
  • Name is placed on sponsor plaque in library lobby
  • Name and logo included on sponsor list on Friends’ website
Business or organization donation of $1,000 or more
  • Name is placed on sponsor plaque in library lobby
  • Name/logo included on Friends' website homepage and program page.
  • Poster in library with name and logo
  • Name/logo included in program materials and advertising