Lower Merion Library Foundation raises funds to support the activities and services of the Lower Merion Library System (LMLS), six public libraries that serve the residents of Lower Merion Township, PA and surrounding communities. All funds are used to advance the public library mission of LMLS which provides access to and promotes a wide variety of books, audio-visual materials, and electronic resources reflecting the diverse needs and interests of the population and supports the educational, recreational, and cultural needs of groups and individuals of all ages.
What We Do
The Lower Merion Library Foundation provides funding for the the Lower Merion Library System (LMLS) - a dynamic group of six libraries located just west of Philadelphia. The System serves approximately 60,000 residents of Lower Merion Township and also members of surrounding communities. Patrons can borrow books, large print books, magazines, CDs, Books on CD, and DVDs, all free of charge. Each library also provides public access to the Internet, Microsoft Office and a number of electronic resources, including mobile hot spot lending. Many electronic resources can be accessed from home through the LMLS web site. In addition to lending library materials, the Lower Merion Library Foundation supports system-wide programs in the six libraries of the Lower Merion Library System. Signature programs include: (1) Summer Learning: This program encourages students in grades K-3 to expand their reading skills through fun and engaging activities in libraries. (2) Computer Coding Training: Coding is recognized as a crucial skill in our society. To support this needed training, the Lower Merion Library System holds coordinated computer coding programs for teens in libraries. Other programs include a summer reading program for all ages, the One Book One Lower Merion program features a community-wide shared reading and author events. Libraries in the system also provide their own informational and cultural programs and services, such as the Museum Pass program that allows families to visit 27 area museums and cultural attractions at no cost.