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Founded in 1950, Friends of the of the Dallas Public Library is a member supported 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that advocates for the Dallas Public Library system and seeks to enhance community awareness for all its unique resources and benefits. The Friends also raises funds through special events, grants, and corporate and private donations from its members to support library initiated programs as well as for capital improvements. To date, more than $12,000,000 has been raised. Friends supported events, programs and causes include:

The library is one of our community's most vital cultural and educational assets and belongs to all citizens of Dallas. Over 6.4 million peopled visited a Dallas Public Library in 2014 - that's more people than attended every Dallas Cowboys, Texas Rangers, Dallas Stars, Dallas Mavericks games and the State Fair of Texas combined! Through the Friends, citizens have an opportunity to support the Library through gifts of time, volunteering unique skills, or sharing treasures great and small.

Everyone in the Friends plays a vital role in ensuring that our library has the resources required to be remain an excellent library system, today and into the future. From our dedicated staff and board to our invaluable members, donors and volunteers, each plays a critical role and shares a common goal – to create the best possible public library for all citizens of Dallas.


Friends of the Dallas Public Library, Inc.
1515 Young Street, Dallas, TX 75201
P: 214.670.1458 | F: 214.670.1453 | Friends@FoDPL.org