We Are Friends of the Library

Welcome to the Lander Library Friends Association page, we’re glad you’re here!

The Lander Library Friends Association believes that the library of Lander, Wyoming,
is fundamental to the well-being of our community. The purpose of LLFA is to advocate for the library and provide program and financial support to the library to strengthen its resources and services to the community.

For more information about our organization, please email us at landerlibraryfriends@gmail.com or come to one of our meetings.  We meet the first Monday of each month at 5:00pm at the Lander Library.

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The Book Nooks

books-918521_960_720We know that sometimes you don’t want a library book. You want to take that paperback to the lake and drop it in the sand, read in the bathtub, or highlight to your heart’s desire. While we hope you use the library as often as you can, the LLFA Book Nooks provide used books for all those other times.

The Book Nooks are similar to used bookstores, but have several wonderful advantages: we don’t sell books and movies, but give them to you for a voluntary donation. These donations go right back into your library, helping to fund numerous library programs. We also give books to various community entities such as the Lander Hospital, Ft. Washakie Dialysis Center, DFS, and Lights On.

What will you find when visiting one of our Book Nook locations?

You’ll discover a huge collection of used books & videos in a wide range of subjects for all ages, including a special children’s corner.

Where are the Book Nooks located?

  • The basement (we promise it’s not creepy) of the Carnegie building connected to the main library building at 451 N Second St.
  • The upper level of the Bank of the West building at 303 Main St.
  • Both locations are easily accessible by elevator or stairs.

This awesome resource exists because of YOU. Your regular visits, donations, and volunteer efforts help with operation of the Book Nooks and keep this service available to the community.

Volunteer help would be greatly appreciated. For more information about volunteering, inquire at either of the two Book Nook locations, or e-mail us at landerlibraryfriends@gmail.com.

With your help, SO much is possible

Lander C4C logoRight now a child is hard at work practicing a piano piece for their upcoming recital. The question is, where will they perform this piece? The Carnegie Room at the Library provides such a place, opening its doors for community events like recitals, youth theatre workshops, comedians, and viewings of National Theatre Live and Metropolitan Opera.

Through funds raised during the Challenge for Charities in previous years, the Carnegie Room received an audio-visual boost with a new high tech sound and projection system. In addition, a beautiful gazebo was constructed on the library lawn through donations and the Challenge matching funds.

CarnegieBetween viewings of Downton Abbey in the Carnegie, and the enjoyment of a comfortable reading spot under the shade of the gazebo, the library has gained more than just structural improvements. It has gained spaces for the community to come together and enrich their lives. Without you we could never have achieved so much.

This year, our goal is to raise over $10,000 through the Challenge for Charities to continue renovation of the Carnegie Room. A hardwood stage, a true working curtain, and stage lighting would take this historic room to the next level.

With your help, this is possible.

Last year the Lander Community Foundation matched a whopping 64 cents for ever dollar donated to the Lander Library Friends Association. You have the unique opportunity, right now, to get more bang for your buck than any other time of year while helping an institution central to our community. We ask you to please consider making a donation to the Lander Library Friends Assocation.

How can I donate?
You have two options:

  • Send your check made payable to the Lander Community Foundation, and the attached donor form with your designated non-profits, to PO Box 1131, Lander WY 82520.

Don’t forget, your donation must be received by July 10, 2015.

The Lander Library Friends Association thanks you for your support!