Friends of Lexington Main Library

Make a Great Library Better

Friends of Lexington Main Library is a nonprofit organization, governed by a Board of Trustees, whose mission is to support Lexington Main Library by raising awareness and financial support.

Philanthropic support from our generous donors has enabled Lexington County Public Library to establish innovative programs that have a huge impact on the life of our community. While public funding supports basic library operations, private support helps to ensure a higher level of service both now and in the future. It’s what makes a great library even better.

Making an Impact in the Community

Being a Friend

Library lovers everywhere are invited and encouraged to join the Friends of the Library. These dedicated volunteers advocate for libraries, raise much needed funds, sponsor programs and special events, and host popular used book sales. Become a Friend today. For information about joining Friends of Lexington Main Library or to find about specific programs, call (803) 920-2437 or email

Friends of Lexington Main Library President
Mary Alice Lorick

Friends of Lexington Main Library Director
Marlena White

Lexington Main Library Staff Liaison
Mark Mancuso

Friends of the Library


Virtual Author Talk: Kristin Harmel
Kristin Harmel, international bestselling author, discusses her latest work The Book of Lost Names — inspired by an inspiring true story from World War II, a young woman with a talent for forgery helps hundreds of Jewish children flee the Nazis in this unforgettable historical novel from international bestselling author of The Winemaker’s Wife and The Room on Rue Amelie.

Denise H. Bedenbaugh Scholarship
Congratulations to the 2020 winners of the Denise H. Bedenbaugh Scholarship, sponsored by the Friends of the Lexington Main Library — Murray Newell from White Knoll High School, Jada Burns from Lexington High School and Jordan Collins from River Bluff High School.

All 10 library branches are now OPEN offering full browsing of materials (books, DVD’s, etc.), Wi-Fi tables, self-checkout and more.LEARN MORE »