Friends of the Lancaster Public Library  - Supporting the Lancaster Public Library since 1953

Board of Directors – LPL Friends

Barb Mahaffey – President

What do you enjoy about being a board member?

I enjoy giving back to my community in a way that enriches lives and provides a positive impact.

Why are you passionate about the library?

With reduced funding and discussions of privatization, I am concerned about the future of free, public libraries and the resources and programs they provide. I believe public libraries aid in removing socioeconomic barriers to educational resources and am passionate about maintaining this vital part of our community.

Favorite book(s):

The Great Gatsby – F. Scott Fitzgerald

Harry Potter Series – J.K. Rowling

Andrea Sullivan – Vice President

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

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

Sarah Mongeau – Treasurer

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

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

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

Tyler Robinson

Wilson Whiting

Peggy Harbison

Susan Leinberger

Barry Mahaffey