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Friends of the Library

The Friends of the Library is a non-profit, volunteer organization that supports the branches of the Lexington County Public Library System. Friends operate with a self-elected board of directors, and volunteer their time, energy, and ideas to advocate and provide support for the Library.  Through membership dues, book sales, and special fund-raising activities, the Friends provide funding for non-budgeted library projects and programs. Each branch is supported by its own local Friends group. For information on joining, please visit your nearest branch.

Friends Online:
Friends of the Lexington Main Library
Friends of the Batesburg-Leesville Branch Library – Facebook
Friends of the Irmo Branch Library – Facebook
Friends of the Lexington Main Library – Facebook
Friends of the Pelion Branch Library – Facebook
Friends of the South Congaree-Pine Ridge Branch Library – Facebook


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Gifts to the Lexington County Public Library help us meet our mission to provide quality materials and services to our community. Through the generosity of individuals and businesses we are able to offer additional items and reading materials for the library collection, increase our ability to meet the technology needs of our community, offer more program opportunities for both children and adults to foster lifelong learning, and improve spaces within our branches. Monetary gifts may be given in honor or in memory of an individual. With these special gifts, the donor has the option of placing a bookplate within the purchase to signify the donation. For information on making a donation to the Library please contact your local branch.


Contributors to Lexington County Public Library

Summer Reading System Sponsors — Businesses and Organizations
Anchor Lanes, Bojangles’, Chick-fil-A , Cici's Pizza, Lexington County Blowfish Baseball and Texas Roadhouse

Summer Reading Branch Sponsors — Businesses and Organizations
Advance Auto Parts, Alex & Ani, AMC Theatres, Angelo’s, Applebee’s, Aquarius Spa & Salon, Ariana’s Greek Restaurant, Avon, BB&T, Bi-Lo, B-L Fast Lube & Auto Repair, The Big Mo, Bella Riley’s Salon & Spa, Blimpie, Bojangles', Bonefish Grill, Books-A-Million, BOP Jewelry & Gifts, The British Bulldog Pub, Capital City Chiropractic, Carmike Cinemas, Carolina Ale House, Carolina Panthers, Carowinds, Catch 22, Cato, Cayce Farmer’s Market, Chapin Flower & Gift, Columbia Children's Theatre , Chicken Salad Chick, Chipotle Mexican Grill, The Classy Cruet Olive Oils & Vinegars, Columbia Marionette Theatre, Columbia Metropolitan Airport, Columbia Museum of Art, Cracker Barrel, Crafty Hands Ceramics, Cuttin’ Loose, The Deli, Dena’s Hair Studio, Distil Union, Domino's Pizza, doTERRA Essential Oils, Double B Foods, Doza Rizen Café, EdVenture Children's Museum, FATZ Café, FiDeDedo Pet Pawlor, Firehouse Subs, First Citizens Bank, Flight Deck, Food Lion, Frankie's Fun Park, Frank’s Car Wash, Gilbert-Summit IGA, Golfsmith, Goodyear Auto Service, Great Clips, Groucho's Deli, Handpicked, Hardee’s, HiWire Trampoline Parks, Homegrown Hospitality Group, Krista K. Howell (Realtor at Keller Williams Realty), Hungry Howie’s Pizza, IHOP, Irmo Chapin Recreation Commission, It’s Personal Monogramming & Gifts, J Peters Grill & Bar, Jersey Mike's Subs, Kitty’s Hallmark, Kwik Karry, Lake Murray Tire and Automotive, Lexington County Fire Services, Lexington Dry Cleaning, Libby’s Cafe, Little Caesars, Lovely Nails, Marble Slab Creamery, Marco’s Pizza, Mathias Sandwich Shop, Matthew Smith’s Guitar Studio, Megan Makes Cakes, The Melting Pot, Menchie's Frozen Yogurt, Merle Norman, Moe’s Southwest Grill, Monster Jam, O’Charley’s, Otterbox, Owen Drug Company, Pampered Chef, Palmetto Fine Arts, Palmetto Hair Studio, Paparoni's Grill, Pedro’s Mexican Restaurant, Pizza Hut, Plato's Closet, Private Property, Publix, Redbox, Reggos Pizza, Roth Theater Group, Salon Seventy Six, Scentsy, Seven Oaks Plant Shop, Sheer Pleasure Salon, Shepherd’s Center of Lexington, Smoak House Restaurant, Smooth Creationz, Sonic Drive-In, South Carolina State Museum, Specialtee Shop, Sportsman’s Warehouse, Subway, Sugarbaker's Corner Cafe, Sweet Cake House Bakery, Sweet Magnolia's Catering, TD Bank, The Valley Cafe, Thirty-One Gifts, Travinia Italian Kitchen, University of South Carolina Athletics, Uno Pizzeria & Grill, Urban Nirvana, U.S. National Whitewater Center, Waffle House, Walker Hardware, Walmart, Wendy's, Wild Wings Cafe, Wingard’s Nursery, Wired Goat, Wiz’s Eatery, Wolf’s Gym, Worthy’s Florist & Gifts, Yoyo Yogurt, Zaxby’s, Zoës Kitchen, Zorba's Greek Restaurant

Summer Reading Branch Sponsors — Individuals
Catherine Bishop, Katy Flynn Brown, Jeanette Byrd, Amanda Danielson, Christy Escobedo, Charles Gedroic, Weaver Grayson, Beth Hall, Chip Huggins, David James, Naomi Jennings, Mickey Lindler, Deborah McCarthy, Christine Meade, Julia Nielsen, Danny O’Driscoll, Rachael Oglesby, Tom Poland, Jeff and Jan Shealy, Pamela Steele, Marius Valdes, Laura Vick, Jimmy and Barbara Watson, Anna Williams, Rene Yanity

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