Support The Lithgow Public Library

Thanks to your generous support, we have built the library of the future. Your gift allows the Friends of Lithgow Library to continue our work by encouraging community support of the library; sponsoring educational and enrichment programs for all ages and raising money for library needs.

More about the Friends of Lithgow Library:

A small group of library supporters and former library trustees came together in 2001 to form the Friends of Lithgow Library. At that time, the community had begun to express concerns for the library and the 1979 addition which were both in need of repair, not ADA accessible and just simply too small to meet the needs of its patrons. In 2007, a city bond proposal seeking to address those needs failed passage. Three years later, newly elected Friends board members joined by concerned citizens, began to explore the possibility of another bond initiative and made a commitment to begin a private fundraising campaign toward the proposed expansion and restoration. Augusta residents approved an $8 million bond question in June 2014 and the long-awaited project took a step closer to becoming a reality.

In May of 2015, the City of Augusta broke ground for the $11 million expansion and modernization of Lithgow Public Library which was completed in August 2016. The Friends of Lithgow led the Capital Campaign and raised $3 million through private donations towards total project costs. Soon after the grand reopening of the library, the Friends embarked on another endeavor, the complete restoration of the historic Reading Room in the original 1895 wing of the library. The total project cost was $100,000 and took two years to complete. Recently, the Board established the Friends of Lithgow Library Endowment Fund to provide supplemental funding for programs and materials to the library to augment public funding.

After 124 years, the extensive restoration and recent addition to the original structure will ensure that Lithgow Library will continue to be a place of learning, inspiration and community for generations to come.

For Sale:
All Proceeds support the Friends of Lithgow Library

Tote Bags

Available at the circulation desk for $40 each. Cash or checks payable to Lithgow Library. Thank you for supporting us!

“Inspire your imagination and Widen your world” with these tote bags, perfect for carrying all of your books. The bag is zippered and features a Lithgow keychain and a zippered front pocket with the painting of our library called Stories from the Mezzanine by artist Chris Cart.
Postcards, Notecards, & Ornaments

We are selling Postcards, Notecards, & Ornaments featuring a beautiful watercolor painting of our library by Florence Daly! Thank you for supporting The Friends of Lithgow Public Library.

Postcards are $5.00 for a bundle of five
Holiday ornaments are $20.00
Notecards are $5.00 each or 3 for $10.00

We also have gift certificates available for purchase, which can be used toward non-resident library membership fees.

Cash or checks can be made payable to The Friends of Lithgow Library.

Book Sale

Come browse our Book Sale on the second floor, next to the Reference Desk!

Fiction and Non-Fiction is $2 for paperback and $4 for hardcover. Children’s Books are $1 for paperback and $2 for hardcover. Cash only, at the Reference Desk. Thank you for supporting the Friends of Lithgow Library!

Interested in donating? We are currently only accepting one bag or one small box of books at this time (please check back in May or June when this may change). Please only donate books in good condition. We are not taking small mass market paperbacks, oversized books, encyclopedias, textbooks, reader’s digest, dictionaries, magazines, or AV materials. Thank you for your support!