The Florence-Lauderdale Public Library is committed to developing quality programs, materials circulation, enrichment classes, and community relationships. Our knowledgeable staff of librarians, specialists, archivists, and volunteers are eager to help and share their expertise. FLPL has a used bookstore operated by the Friends of the Library and a cafe, Bookmarks Coffee Shop. Both use their proceeds to support the maintenance and growth of the library.
Interim Library Director
Andy Frith — Chairman
The Library Board of Directors meets with FLPL Interim Director Abby Carpenter on the second Tuesday of each month at 12:30 pm in the FLPL Board Room. Library Board meetings are open to the public.
President, Library Foundation — Joel Anderson
Chairman, Library Board of Trustees — Andy Frith
President, Florence City Council, District 2 — Dick Jordan
President, Friends of the Library — Betty Achorn
Mayor — Steve Holt
The Florence-Lauderdale Public Library Foundation was created in 2002 to provide long term financial support to the Florence-Lauderdale Public Library and to demonstrate the community's commitment to the creation of excellence in their public library.
Friends of the Library
2018–2019 Friends of the Library Officers
President, Betty Achorn
Vice President, Caleb Banks
Secretary, Jacqueline Osborne
Treasurer, Jane Williams
Book Store Chair, Anne Smith
Book Store Treasurer, David Currott
The Friends of the Library is a volunteer-based organization dedicated to enhancing the holdings of the Florence-Lauderdale Public Library through membership pledges, fundraising, and endowments.
Mon - Thurs | 10am - 7pm
Fri - Sat | 10am - 5pm
Sun - 1pm | 5pm
350 N. Wood Ave Florence, AL 35630 | (256) 764-6564 | Florence-Lauderdale Public Library.