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Lakes Region Friends

Friends of the Lakes Region Library

The Friends of the Library are non-profit organizations dedicated to enhancing public library service for the citizens of Citrus County. Friends are people who love books, love to read, and want to help others enjoy the pleasure of reading. Friends raise money to support the library through memberships, used-book sales, promotional item sales, special events, and donations.

About the Lakes Region Friends

Established in 1997, the Friends of the Lakes Region Library is an all-volunteer, not-for-profit organization whose purpose is to enrich the resources and facilities of Lakes Region Library. The Friends sponsor programs to further individuals’ love of books and hold fundraising activities to raise money for library needs not covered in the budget.

Annual Memberships:

Individual membership – $10

Meetings & Membership

Special privileges as a Friend include complimentary mailings of the FRIEND-TO-FRIEND newsletter and invitations to special programs and social events.

The Annual Membership Meeting is held in January, and Board of Directors meetings are monthly except in June, July, August, and December. The public is invited and new members are welcome. Dues are paid annually, and contributions are tax deductible.

Support & Donate

Support the endeavors of the Friends groups by donating your gently used books, and puzzles to the Library. Donations are added to our collection or sold by the Friends of the Library groups at their book sales to help raise funds for the Citrus County Library System.

Items Accepted:
Hard Cover &
Paperback Books
Jigsaw Puzzles
Items Not Accepted:
Computer, Textbooks or Guidebooks over 3 years old
Audio or Video Cassettes
CDs or DVDs

Donations are accepted Monday through Friday from 10 AM to 4 PM at all branches.


President: Sandy Price
Vice President: Norma McEllhenney
Secretary: Colette Halasi-Kuri
Treasurer: Gail Mulligan


Manny Barry
Deb Driskell
Leslie Fraze
Janet Genova
Connie Giovannone
Elsie Jones
Maryann Runkle
Audrey Shepard
Paula Stone

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