Friends of Leonard Library

Who Are Friends of Leonard Library?

Friends of Leonard Library was founded in 2008 and reconvened in 2015. We're a group of organized volunteers who help our library through advocacy, fundraising and promotion of Library programs and initiatives. Over the last two years, we've held booksales and sold tote bags, using the proceeds to transform the back of the library into an active learning garden and commission two new paintings for the children's section. 

What do we do?


We are a voice for Leonard Library on relevant local, state and national issues. Members contact government officials, attend community meetings and speak to civic groups.


As goodwill ambassadors, we spread the word and create greater awareness of Leonard Library and its resources.


We plan booksales and other fundraisers to help support the programs Leonard Library offers.

The Garden

Did you know Leonard Library has a garden? We recently received a grant to help spruce it up!

Moment as Memory Paintings

On October 25, we unveiled two new paintings by Amy Lyons commentating A Tree Grows in Brooklyn and the neighborhood around Leonard Library.

The History of Leonard Library (pdf)
Coloring Sheet based on these paintings (pdf)


Become a Friend

We generally meet on the first Saturday of every month at 12pm in the downstairs meeting room of Leonard Library. Ask any staff member at the branch for details about our upcoming meetings and events. 


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