The Lakewood Public Library is made great by the people who read its books, make use of its resources and take part in its many activities. It also relies on the support of two distinct volunteer organizations, the Friends of Lakewood Public Library and the Lakewood Public Library Foundation.

The Friends support everyday Library life, raising money through book sales and donations to pay for programs, supplies and services.

The Foundation looks after the long-term financial health of the Library and the integrity of its facilities.