Friends of the Lewiston Public Library

Please CLICK HERE to read, or print, the latest Friends of the Lewiston Public Library Newsletter.

Meetings are held the 2nd Tuesday of every month at 6pm in the Library Community Room. Contact JoAnne Lotterio if you’d like to join, 531-2313 or email


The Friends are still accepting donations to stock their sale room.


Since its organization in 1982, the Friends of the Lewiston Public Library have supported the library through advocacy and fundraising efforts. The group was founded to “promote understanding and appreciation of the functions, the materials and services offered by the library”. The Friends primarily raise funds through their used book sales for expansion and improvement of the services offered to the Lewiston community by the library. The Friends support and assist the library by sponsoring both adult and children’s programs throughout the year.

Friends of the Library Officers

President: JoAnne Lotterio

Vice President: Patricia George

Treasurer: Jo Merino

Secretary: Teresa Peek

Book Sale Room

The Friends of the Lewiston Public Library maintain a room in the library stocked with donated books for sale. The room is open during regular library hours. DONATIONS: Donations of books, audio books, CDs, videos, and DVDs are gratefully accepted during regular library hours at the Circulation Desk. Materials are evaluated and on occasion are accepted into the library collection. If not accepted into the collection, materials are sold by the Friends of the Library to generate funds to purchase new materials. We cannot accept encyclopedias or other outdated reference materials, sets or collections, textbooks, Reader’s Digest condensed books, magazines, records, cassettes, moldy, or strong smelling materials.


The Friends recently registered for an AmazonSmile account.  Patrons who shop at can select our organization to receive a donation from the AmazonSmile Foundation of 0.5% of the price of eligible purchases.  This is another great way to raise funds to purchase items for the library collection and programs.   There are multiple Friends of the Lewiston Public Library groups so be sure to search for The Friends of the Lewiston Public Library Inc.

Interested in Becoming a Friend?

Membership envelopes are available in the Friends Book Sale Room or contact JoAnne Lotterio at 531-2313 for more information.

Have Any Old Greeting Cards?

Please donate any old, extra greeting cards to the Friends so they can be turned into free bookmarks available at the front desk.