The Lititz Public Library serves the 31,038 residents who live in Elizabeth Township, Lititz Borough and Warwick Township. The facility opened in June 1999 and is 16,200 sq. ft. in size. The collection includes 69,649 books, audio books, films and music CDs. The library provides online access to down-loadable audio books and eBooks. The library is open 60 hours per week and has a paid staff equivalent of 12 full-time employees. Volunteers provide almost 5,000 hours of service annually.
Over 600 people visited the library each day during 2019. The Lititz Public Library has 16,075 registered borrowers (age five and older). 431,571 items were borrowed in 2019. The library’s expenditures for 2019 totaled $659,890.
Operating funds come from many sources:
Commonwealth of PA 16%
Lancaster County 2% *
Warwick Township 12%
Lititz Borough 7%
Elizabeth Township 2%
Warwick School District <1%
General Contributions 31%
Friends of the Library 5%
Fines, Printer & Copier 5%
Endowment Earnings 17%
* The county provides an annual allocation for shared services from the Library System of Lancaster County
Frequently Asked Questions
Books/Audiobooks—2 weeks unless otherwise stated on book spine or audiobook box, unlimited number.
Music CDs—2 week checkout.
Videocassettes/DVDs—1 week checkout.
Yes there is an after-hours book drop located just in front of the library. Items placed in the drop box after hours will always be counted as having been returned the previous day the library was open. We check the drop box in the morning, but ask you to return items inside during regular business hours if it is due that day.
The Lititz Public Library offers a variety of storytimes for young children and their families. Little Steps Storytimes (for babies 6-24 months), Toddler Storytimes (ages 2-3) and Preschool Storytimes (ages 3 1/2 to 5) are offered in the spring and the fall. Fall registration is held in September and spring registration is held in January. Check the Youth Services page for dates and details about storytime registration.
The library also offers Family Storytimes once a month on Saturdays from October to April in the Community Room. All ages are welcome with an adult. Preregister for these storytimes up to two weeks before each session by calling the library. Check the program calendar for Family Storytime dates and topics.
The Lititz Public Library has a genealogy room which is available for use by the public during the library’s normal hours of operation. For more information, visit the Genealogy Room page by CLICKING HERE.
The Friends of the Lititz Public Library is a group dedicated to the purpose of focusing attention on library services, programs, facilities, needs and advocacy and raising funds through projects and special events.If you would like to meet other Friends or volunteer for special projects join our monthly meetings held the last Monday of every month at 7:00 p.m. Most meetings are held at the library but you can call the library at 626-2255 to confirm the time and place.
CLICK HERE for a Friends Application.
The Library System of Lancaster County has partnered with several museums in Lancaster County to promote educational and cultural learning opportunities for children and their families residing in the county. Museum passes are available for loan to any adult with a valid Lancaster County public library card. The museum passes are located at the circulation desk of the library.