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Show me a family of readers, and I will show you the people who move the world.  -Napoléon Bonaparte
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Friends of the Library


How Do I Join?
You can either call the library, contact one of the officers, or attend a Friends meeting. Meetings are generally held the third Monday of each month, (except during Jan. and Feb. when meetings are held on the third Tuesday of those months) at the Library, 915 S. Jefferson Ave at 5:15 pm.

Print out our membership application!



Mission Statement
The Friends of the Lebanon-Laclede County Library is a not-for-profit organization whose purpose is to stimulate the use of the Library resources and services; to assist the Library in developing services and facilities for the community; to focus positive public attention to the Lebanon-Laclede County Library and to develop support for the Library in the local community, county and state as appropriate; to maintain an association of persons interested in the Library; to encourage gifts, endowments and bequests to the Library; to facilitate and assist the Library in its informational, educational, cultural and recreational endeavors. The Friends of the Lebanon-Laclede County Library will also sponsor events in the Library, or on behalf of the Library, including fund-raising events.
We appreciate your time and interest in our organization


Community Cares awarded a grant to the Friends of the Library for 2016.
The funding will be used for security cameras. The security cameras are needed to upgrade current visual problems and to protect the patrons of the county. This will boost the safety that the library can provide to the public and create a safe environment for patrons. This plan of action is a continuous improvement plan of keeping our technology as up-to-date as possible for the library patrons. The outcome provided by the updated system will help Lebanon patrons, law enforcement, if a problem arises, and the library staff. This grant will help *35439 Laclede County citizens. * "United States Census Bureau," Population 2014 estimate, Viewed July 26, 2015 http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/states/29/29105.html

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Lebanon Area Foundation
Lebanon Area Foundation Newsletter


The current month's Friends of the Library minutes are posted after being approved by the Friends of the Library organization.





SRP2018

Summer Reading Program 2018, "Libraries Rock!" begins on Tuesday, May 29. Sign-up for the reading portion will start on this day and will continue throughout the summer. The last day of the summer reading program is August 4.
Children's reading program age requirements are 0-5th grades. Teen reading program age requirements are 6th-12th grades. Adult reading program age requirements are anyone over 18. If you have questions about the summer reading program events or reading portion, call the library at (417)532-2148.