Friends of the Library

What is the Friends of the Library?

The Friends of the Lewiston City Library is a non-profit organization operated by a group of dedicated volunteers who support the Library through monetary contributions and volunteer assistance. 

Friends of the Library Logo

What do the Friends do?

The Friends provide community outreach and help the library sponsor special programs, most notably the Summer Reading Program, for children and adults. They also help to purchase needed equipment, materials, and expand our book collection.

How can I get involved?

Join the Friends!

  • The Friends are always looking for people willing to contribute their time to help support the library.


The Friends are happy to accept both monetary and material donations. The Lewiston City Library accepts book donations on behalf of the Friends of the Lewiston City Library and allows for storage of these materials while they are awaiting sorting and sale. If materials appear to be a benefit to the library collection, the Friends may in turn donate them to the Lewiston City Library. Once materials are sorted, they are sold by donation by the Friends at the biannual book sales or in the Book Nook to the left of the 5th Street library entrance.

Monetary donations can be place into the donations box located in the Library’s Book Nook or be mailed to the library with a note indicating the Friends of the Library as the recipient.  

Book Nook

Book Nook Area

Thank you for your support! Check out some of these Friends-funded programs.

Vintage Handcraft Series: 9 Patch Quilts

Attendees holding their 9 patch quilts

Teen Loft Party: Guitar Hero

Teens rock out with Guitar Hero

PJ Story Time with Guest Reader Santa

Santa and crew at PJ Storytime

Vintage Handcraft Series: Crochet

Crochet Class

Teen Loft Party: Valentine Making

Teens making valentines

LC Valley Cribbage Tournament

Fall Cribbage Tournament

STEM Career Fair: LCSC HVAC Booth

Family at LCSC's HVAC booth

STEM Career Fair: GIS Booth

Teen at the GIS booth

Vintage Handcraft Series: Wren Birdhouses

Class learns to make birdhouses

Everybody Reads: Luis Alberto Urrea

Luis Alberto Urrea speaking at Everybody Reads

STEM Career Fair: Vista Waste Water Treatment

teens at the Vista waste water treatment booth

STEM Career Fair: LCSC Radiology Booth

Kids at LCSC's Radiology Booth