The Lower Merion Library System is comprised of six libraries and is nationally ranked for excellence.
The Library Department's mission is to provide access to and promote a wide variety of books, audio-visual materials, and electronic resources reflecting the diverse needs and interests of the population. Support the informational, educational, recreational and cultural needs of groups and individuals of all ages.
Please visit the Lower Merion Library System's website at www.lmls.org for a full list of features, offerings and events at the six libraries of the township.
David L. Belanger was appointed Director of Libraries for Lower Merion Township in May 2016. Prior to that, Mr. Belanger had been director of the federated Delaware County Library System since 1992, overseeing 26 member libraries as a county department head. Since 2001, he had also worked as an independent consultant on matters of library construction, technology, planning and management. Since 2007, he has been a member of the Governor’s Advisory Council on Library Development.
As a member of the Township's senior management team, Mr. Belanger is responsible for the executive management and public administration work involving the Township’s libraries, along with policy development, planning, project implementation, budgeting, and personnel administration. He holds a Master of Management degree from Penn State University (with a concentration in public administration); a Master of Science in library science from Villanova University; and a Bachelor of Science in telecommunications from Kutztown State College. He received the Pennsylvania Library Association’s Distinguished Service Award in 2014.