Educational Institutions

Lexington Public Library Foundation

  • Lexington, KY
  • www.lexpublib.org/foundation

Mission Statement

The Lexington Public Library strives to Connect People, Inspire Ideas, and Transform Lives. As a sister organization, the Lexington Public Library Foundation seeks additional funding for the Library through private donations and grant-making organizations. Foundation funds allow the Lexington Public Library to create innovative new programs, make capital improvements, and offer the latest - and ever-changing - technology to our community. All LPL services and programs are free and open to everyone in Fayette County.

Main Programs

  1. Library Collection
  2. Branch Locations
  3. Outreach Services
  4. Virtual Services
  5. Programming
Service Areas

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Kentucky

Lexington Public Library serves the entire Lexington, Kentucky community.

ruling year

1997

Principal Officer since 2013

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Ms. Anne Gay Donworth

Keywords

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Library Foundation, Library, Fayette Library, Lexington Library, LPL

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EIN

31-1565272

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Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Libraries, Library Science (B70)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Programs + Results

How does this organization make a difference?

Overview

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We will soon open a new facility at the corner of Palumbo & Man O War to better serve the needs of our community. The new space will replace the existing Eagle Creek Branch with additional parking and twice the space! We anticipate that the new location will open in January 2016. The Library is partnering with Fayette County Public Schools to issue a joint Student Success Library card to ALL FCPS students! This project will ensure that all Fayette County students have access to the educational resources they need to succeed in school and beyond! We will issue cards to three pilot schools in FY15 and anticipate card distribution to all FCPS students during the 2015-2016 school year. The Lexington Public Library Foundation has successfully raised funds for many popular projects at the Lexington Public Library. In 2014, the Foundation funded a series of programs around Village Branch's Summer Reading Program with grant funds received from Partners for Youth and Kentucky Department of Libraries and Archives. These programs provided free educational opportunities to young residents of the Cardinal Valley area. Over 4,000 children and teens participated in programs such as Cooking on a Coin and the Science of Sound (with the Lexington Philharmonic Orchestra). In April 2013, LPL launched the Storytime-To-Go RV. Foundation funds were used to refurbish a donated RV so that LPL staff/volunteers can take Library-quality storytime to children in underserved areas. Currently, the RV visits 11 daycare centers, serving approximately 500 children each month. In 2012, LPL reopened the Farish Theater at Central Library after a $600,000 renovation, funded with lead gifts from the William Stamps Farish fund and the Lucille Little Foundation. The theater seats 138 people and is ideal for film, theatatrical productions, live music, presentations, meetings and more. The theater hosts both LPL programs and those of community organizations and civic groups.

Programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Program 1

Library Collection

Lexington Public Library maintains a quality collection of print materials, periodicals, and audiovisual materials. In addition to these traditional items, we also offer subscription online databases (such as Ancestry.com or Tutor.com), eBooks, eMagazines, eAudiobooks, streaming movies/music, and more.

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Branch Locations

These are the physical locations where customers get their books, go to a class, participate in storytime programs, or learn how to program their eReader. We offer six convenient locations where you can get the information you need!

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Outreach Services

The Outreach Department brings Library services to those who cannot physically get to the Library. Special programs include the Storytime-To-Go Bus, Book Buddies, BookVan, Mobile Computer Lab, and more.

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Virtual Services

Our world is increasingly digital, and the Library has adapted to meet your needs virtually! In addition to eBooks, you can now chat or text with our reference librarians, learn how to speak a foreign language, get live homework help, or more through our Virtual Services Department.

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Programming

There are always exciting things happening at the library! Here is a sample of what you can find: Weekly storytime programs for babies, toddlers, and preschoolersSummer Reading Program, specially designed to prevent Summer Reading Loss or "Summer Slide"One Book, One Lexington: a community reading projectFree tax assistanceJob Training Skills - resume assistance, computer classes, etc.Classes on a variety of interests for adults and youth

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Charting Impact

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  1. What is the organization aiming to accomplish?
    We strive to be a community resource for education, entertainment, and civic engagement.
  2. What are the organization's key strategies for making this happen?
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Service Areas

Self-reported

Kentucky

Lexington Public Library serves the entire Lexington, Kentucky community.

Funding Needs

1. In 2016, LPL will open a new branch library to replace the existing Eagle Creek Branch. The Library Foundation seeks private funds to purchase and renovate the new facility, located at 3000 Blake James Drive, at the corner of Palumbo & Man o' War. 2. We are really excited to issue a Library card to all Fayette County Public School students as explained above. To encourage students to use their cards often, we are seeking discounts to local establishments to students who show the Student Success Card. 3. Our Storytime-To-Go RV uses specially-trained volunteers to provide quality educational opportunities to underserved child care facilities. We are always looking for passionate people who want to make a difference in the lives of our young people and hold trainings biannually. 4. Do you have a special skill that others may enjoy? Contact us if you would be willing to lead a program to share your talents with others! We partner with a variety of individuals, professionals, and outside organizations to offer many of our adult and youth programs.

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LEXINGTON PUBLIC LIBRARY FOUNDATION
Fiscal year: Jul 01-Jun 30
Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant.

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Lexington Public Library Foundation

Leadership

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Principal Officer

Ms. Anne Gay Donworth

BIO

Ms. Donworth is a Lexington native who brings years of non-profit experience to the Lexington Public Library Foundation. She has worked at Hospice of the Bluegrass and the Headley-Whitney Museum, as well as volunteering with numerous local organizations. She is a graduate of the University of Virginia resides in Fayette County with her husband and two children.

STATEMENT FROM THE Principal Officer

"At the Lexington Public Library, we strive to serve our entire community. Our extensive collection of adult, children's, print and digital materials appeal to a broad range of readers, and we are now offering "downloadable" e-books, e-magazines, movies, and music! From our popular storytimes for children, to career-building skills for job-seekers, to mobile outreach services to those unable to come to the library, there truly is something for everyone at the Lexington Public Library. We invite you to join us today!-Ann Hammond, Library Director "

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Mr. Larry Jones

Community Trust Bank, Inc.

Term: July 2014 - June 2015

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