Lancaster Public Library
of Matching Funds Remaining
125 N. Duke Street
Lancaster, PA 17602
The Lancaster Public Library inspires, empowers, and strengthens our community by connecting people with information, ideas, and enriching experiences. Every day more than 1,500 people visit one of our three locations in Lancaster City, Mountville or Leola and enrich their lives. The library has over 200,000 books, audiobooks, eBooks, movies, magazines, and newspapers. In 2016, nearly 60,000 Lancaster Public Library cardholders borrowed over 700,000 books, DVDs, audiobooks, etc. We were visited nearly 350,000 times, provided 72,000 free computer sessions, answered nearly 27,000 reference questions, and held hundreds of educational and cultural programs including storytimes, book discussions, parenting workshops, art classes, computer instruction, and much more. By providing equitable access to vital education resources, exceptional programming, and community building opportunities, the Lancaster Public Library is a dynamic center of knowledge and a cornerstone of a thriving Lancaster community.
The Lancaster Public Library serves over 40% of the county's residents with three locations in Lancaster City, Mountville, and Leola. The Library offers free access to educational and entertainment materials and hundreds of programs for children, adults, teens and seniors.
fund a one hour free public computer or WIFI session for adults and seniors allowing them to search for employment, take online classes or perform research in order to start their own business.
fund programming for tweens and teens that are educational, entertaining and teach important life lessons.
fund hundreds of books, educational materials, and resources for children that help them to develop critical literacy skills