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About Florence-Lauderdale Public Library

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 that uses its proceeds to support the maintenance and growth of the library.


Interim Executive Director

Abby Carpenter


Library Board

Andy Frith — Chairman
Dion Johnson
Vince Brewton
Julie Trapp
Evan Thornton

The Library Board of Directors meets with the library's Executive Director on the second Tuesday of each month at 12:30 pm in the FLPL Board Room. Library Board meetings are open to the public.


Library Foundation

President, Library Foundation — Ashley Anderson
Chairman, Library Board of Trustees — Andy Frith
President, Florence City Council, District 2 — Dick Jordan
President, Friends of the Library — Debra Dombrowski
Mayor, Florence City — Andy Betterton

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

2020–2021 Friends of the Library Officers

President, Debra Dombrowski
Vice President, Betty Achorn
Secretary, Sarah Ware
Treasurer, David Currott
Book Store Chair, Anne Smith

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.