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Book Sale


Our book sale is coming up!  We will have tons of excellent condition books, DVDs and CDs for very reasonable prices.  All proceeds will benefit our programs for children and adults.

We are still accepting donations of recent items in good condition.  Please bring in to the library during open hours.


Thursday, February 16: 4-8
Friday, February 17: 10-6
Saturday, February 18: 10-4

On Saturday, everything remaining will be $5 per bag.

Winter Reading Program

January 14 – February 22

It’s time again for our annual reading (and other fun stuff) program for adults. It’s open to anyone 18 or older in the Lonsdale area with a library card.  Don’t have a card?  We would be glad to sign you up for one.

We will be playing book bingo: Collect fun giveaways like tea or mini candy bars for every bingo. Plus, each bingo gets you another entry in our grand prize drawing.

We are also retiring the Hot Reads for Cold Nights name, so we’re looking to you for a replacement.  Submit your recommendation to the library by Saturday, February 2nd.  The library staff will pick our favorites and let the public vote in person and online.  The winner will get a fabulous prize and the honor of knowing that next year their name will grace our winter reading program.  Enter as often as you like.


Learn Something Tuesday, Beginning Crochet – Tuesday, January 8th, 6:30-8:00

Have you ever wanted to learn to crochet but were intimidated?  Sign up for our free, no-stress introduction.  The library will lend out crochet hooks and provide a limited selection of yarn.  You are free to bring your own if you prefer.  Come on down!  We will provide snacks.

Friends of the Library — Thursday, January 17th, 6:30-7:30

Your library needs you!  The Friends of the Library is an independent group of volunteers who support the library through fundraising, advocacy and sponsoring programs.  Come to this informational meeting and consider getting involved.  Commit as many or as few hours as you like.

Social Hour – Tuesday, January 22nd, 6:30-8:00

Join us for a fun night out for grownups.  Bring your own craft project or enjoy some of our coloring pages.  It’s a chance to relax and chat with no kids allowed.  We will provide snacks.

Escape Room – Thursday, January 31st and Friday, February 1st, 6:30-8:00

The Earth is in danger of being invaded.  Only you can prevent it by solving a series of puzzles before time runs out.  Ages 12 and up.  Space is limited.  Please call the library to pre-register.

Learn Something Tuesday, Bad Art Night – Tuesday, February 12th, 6:30-8:00

Not everybody can be a great artist, but we can all create bad art.  Use our art supplies to create mixed-media disasterpieces, then vote for the worst of all.  We will provide snacks.


Friends of the Library

Friends of the Lonsdale Public Library Meeting

Thursday, November 5thfriends
6:30 pm
Library meeting room

Everyone is welcome.  Refreshments will be served.

This will be a preliminary meeting to recruit members and create a plan for the Friends going forward.  Come and find out what it’s all about.  No experience?  No problem!

What is the Friends of the Library?

The Friends of the Library is a group of library users who care about and support the library.  We need a core group of dedicated volunteers who will help to resurrect the group.   The members can choose a structure, but the Friends will likely need officers.

What needs to be done?

There are some specific tasks that are needed to recreate the friends group including writing a mission statement and bylaws, and applying for 501(c)(3) non-profit status.

What kind of activities do the Friends of the Library do?

The members of the Friends of the Library will get to choose what activities they think are important.  Some common tasks that friends groups do include advocating for the library, raising funds for special projects, and sponsoring programs.

Do I need to donate money?

The Friends of the Library can choose to charge dues or not.  The friends group may also raise money other ways, including the ongoing book sale in the library.

Is the Friends of the Library part of the library?

No.  While the Friends of the Library exists to improve the collections, programs and visibility of the library, the group does not answer to the library, its staff or any government agency.