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Lancaster Public Library Fund


About the Organization

Founded in 1759 in Lancaster as The Library Company of Lancaster, the Lancaster Public Library’s three branches (Lancaster, Leola and Mountville) now serve as the free public libraries for 207,000 Lancaster County people or over 40% of the  population who reside in the fourteen municipalities of:

  • Conestoga Township
  • East Hempfield Township
  • East Lampeter Township
  • East Petersburg Borough
  • Lancaster City
  • Lancaster Township
  • Manheim Township
  • Manor Township
  • Millersville Borough
  • Mountville Borough
  • Pequea Township
  • Upper Leacock Township
  • West Earl Township
  • West Hempfield Township
  • West Lampeter Township

These communities range from urban to rural and are as diverse as the life-long learning needs of our library patrons.  No other community institution serves the educational and recreational needs of everyone from infants to senior citizens, from the needy to the affluent and from the established to the newly arrived.


Why is endowment important to your mission?

As a private not-for-profit and largely self-supporting institution, we rely on our endowment funds as both a source of income and as a foundation to our financial security. It is therefore important to us to ensure that our endowment is both well-managed and secure. The Lancaster County Community Foundation’s Organizational Endowment Fund provides us with a vehicle to achieve both of these objectives.

Lancaster Public Library

151 North Queen Street

Lancaster, PA 17603

Lissa Holland

[email protected]