- Lancaster Public Library Friends

Board of Directors – LPL Friends

Holly White – President

What do you enjoy about being a board member?

I love planning! Events, campaigns, strategy – and I get to do all of these for the library!

Why are you passionate about the library?

Reading is one of my lifelong passions. I loved it as a child, I do it every day at work, and I read all the time with my four young kiddos!

Favorite book(s):

The Shell Seekers by Rosamund Pilcher

Barb Mahaffey – Vice President

Mary Anater – Secretary

What do you enjoy about being a board member?

Being around others who love books as much as I do!

Why are you passionate about the library?

I am passionate about public libraries because access to books is important, and it keeps me from going bankrupt supporting my reading addiction.

Favorite book(s):

The Harry Potter series – I love sharing them with my son

Jenn Wiggin – Treasurer

Kelly Choi

What do you enjoy about being a board member?

I love being part of a group with such a fantastic mission. The library is such an important part of our community and I am thrilled to have the opportunity to support LPL in any way I can!

Why are you passionate about the library?

Libraries are such a fantastic resource for books, education, classes, etc. and I think that is such a vital part of any society. For me personally, I moved a bunch of times as a child, but I always knew that there would be library wherever we ended up with plenty of books for me to work my way through.

Favorite book(s):

The Last Convertible by Anton Myrer

Brave New World by Aldous Huxley

Donna Talarico

What do you enjoy about being a board member?

Whenever I show up for a board meeting, I inevitably end up walking in or out with a library patron. I love that I get to see first hand the impact of our work – the faces, young and old, that benefit from library services and resources. LPL serves so many people in so many ways and it’s gratifying to know that in some small way my efforts help instill a love of reading, lead to a job, satisfy curiosity, & provide enjoyment.

Why are you passionate about the library?

I LOVE archives. Libraries have evolved to include digital services and resources, but it’s the tangible stuff that makes my heart happy. Knowing that there are places that store records, unique items, relics of how our communities change over time. From national archives in D.C., to the local library in the smallest towns, I love knowing there are safe spaces that keep our past alive for those in the future. That aside, I love the accessibility of the library – that it puts books in hands. Besides, who doesn’t love to be surrounded by books?!

Favorite book(s):

The Glass Castle by Jeanette Walls

JoAnn Dumas

What do you enjoy about being a board member?

Its fun to meet with like-minded people, sharing ideas and working together to help raise funds and awareness for our library.

Why are you passionate about the library?

Libraries are such an important part of the texture and culture of a community.  Great place to borrow an interesting book, purchase one from the Friend’s store, have a meeting, meet a friend, attend a class to learn a new skill, join a book club, volunteer…. the list is endless!

Favorite book(s):

A classic?…. The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck…. humor and warm, fuzzy feeling?…. The Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Burrows….good World War II love story?…. A Soldier’s Wife by Margaret Leroy…. entertaining “who done it?”….any one of Louise Penny’s books about Inspector Gamache and the village of Three Pines…..and, a book with a heart… The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein….

Sarah Mongeau

What do you enjoy about being a board member?

I enjoy the opportunity to support the library with my time & talents, and I’ve learned so much about the library and the services it provides!

Why are you passionate about the library?

The Library is so much more than a place that lends books. It provides so many essential services to the community for free & truly has something to offer for everyone!

Favorite book(s):

 

The Cider House Rules by John Irving

White Oleander by Janet Finch

The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky

 

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Molly Caldwell

What do you enjoy about being a board member?

I enjoy supporting the library because it is a true democracy, full of learning and resources for everyone. Reading books is just the beginning – from computers to clubs, the library is the place to be.

Why are you passionate about the library?

Because it provides entertainment and education for everyone. I loved coming here as a kid and choosing books as often as I wanted. As an adult, I appreciated the resources available to patrons, such as a knitting club.

Favorite book(s):

Homicide: A Year on the Killing Streets by David Simon

The Corner: A Year in an Inner-City Neighborhood by David Simon

Debbie Dawson

What do you enjoy about being a board member?

Being a board member gives me the opportunity to volunteer and collaborate with others who share my goal of supporting Lancaster Public Library so it can enrich the community through books, programs, and events.

Why are you passionate about the library?

My passion for the library stems from my personal passion for reading and wanting to share the joy of reading with others. Additionally, the library provides a myriad of essential resources to support and strengthen our community.

Favorite book(s):

Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot

Exit West by Mohsin Hamid

David Kurzman

 

What do you enjoy about being a board member?

I enjoy being a board member to help share and develop knowledge, not just obtained through our books, but all the special programs. I hope to be able to help continue our library’s tradition as being a center for attaining knowledge through books and also from computers, films, speakers, workshops, classes, and discussion groups.

Why are you passionate about the library?

The sharing of materials and knowledge that leads to a sense of community and collegiality.

Favorite book(s):

Joy of Cooking

Andrea Sullivan

What do you enjoy about being a board member?

I enjoy being a Friends of the Lancaster Board member so that I can help keep a great institution going, and perhaps make it stronger.

Why are you passionate about the library?

I’m passionate about libraries because they are a free place to go to enrich one’s life, whether it’s researching for a new job, learning a new language, traveling through the words, or escaping into a great story.

Favorite book(s):

The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd

Joan Galloway

What do you enjoy about being a board member?

Great people, working for a wonderful cause.

Why are you passionate about the library?

It’s a good fit for my needs and talents.

Favorite book(s):

Imperfect Control by Judith Viorst

Barry Mahaffey