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Welcome to the Friends of the Leesburg Public Library website. We are a nonprofit entity of the Leesburg Public Library. Our goal is to raise money to enable the library to operate special programs such as the Summer Reading Program, Genealogy After Hours, Festival of Reading and other meaningful programs. We operate the Barbara Morse Bookstore with the help of volunteers.

Buy-a-Brick program has enhanced the library grounds with bricks purchased for $100. All moneys raised benefit the library.

MEMBERSHIP DETAILS - Why not join us? We enjoy several projects during the year and would be delighted to have you join us in these events. Your donation is tax deductible.

Student Member $2 Member $10 Reader $25
Editor $50 Novelist $100 Author $250
Publisher $500 Patron $750 Benefactor $1000+


Free Small Coffee between 10-11 am

Visit the bookstore, buy a book, read it and relax while enjoying a snack in the cafe.

The Friends of the Leesburg Library were proud to sponsor the 4th Annual Summer Writing Contest, June 13-July 14, 2016, for students entering grades K through 12 in the Fall of 2016.

The Winners Congratulatory Ceremony was held July 27 at 6 p.m. at the Library. We are grateful for the families, Library personnel and school personnel who supported the students and who were able to attend the ceremony.


High School:
1st Place: Olivia Robinson - awarded $100.
2nd Place: Pranav Gupta - awarded $75.

Middle School:
1st Place: Natalie Encrapera - awarded $100
2nd Place: Anna Shen - awarded $75.
3rd Place: Kate Mehr - awarded $50.

1st Place: Zoha Waheed Bajwa - awarded $100.
2nd Place: Catalina Encrapera - awarded $75

Pictured here are some of the winners, left-to-right:
Zoha Waheed Bajwa, Elem. 1st Place Winner; Kate Mehr, 3rd Place Middle School Winner; Olivia Robinson, 1st Place HS Winner; Natalie Encrapera, 1st Place Middle School Winner; Catalina Encrapera, 2nd Place Elem. Winner.

Insight Community Foundation presents check to the Friends of the Leesburg Library for equipping the Digital Literacy Station.

Watch Tom Wilcox on Leesburg's TV station. You can access it on the Web at LAKE FRONT TV and either watch live shows or look at the Video Archive. Sponsored by Friends of the Leesburg Library.

Contact us: Phone: (352) 728-9786 Ext 3580 FAX: (352) 326-6635 or write to:

Friends of the Library
100 East Main Street
Leesburg, FL 34748

You may also send E-mail to us at