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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.


Executive Director

Abby Carpenter


Library Board

Vince Brewton - Chair
Ann Taylor Wilson - Vice Chair
Andy Frith
Dion Johnson
Evan Thornton

The Library Board of Directors meets with the library's Executive Director on the second Tuesday of each month at 1 pm at the library. Library Board meetings are open to the public.


Library Foundation

President, Library Foundation — Ashley Anderson
Chair, Library Board of Trustees — Vince Brewton
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

2021–2022 Friends of the Library Officers

President, Debra Dombrowski
Vice President, April Adams
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.