Friends of the DC Public Library

Welcome to the Federation of Friends!

Founded in 1990, the Federation of Friends of the DC Public Library is the membership organization for the community-based Friends groups that support their local branches. The Federation and Friends groups are strong advocates for DC Public Library services, programs, facilities, and funding at the community level and before the DC City Council and Mayor’s Office.

Since social distancing began, the DC Public is going above and beyond to ensure that all D.C. residents have access to the resources available via the library's digital collection. The Friends of DC Public Library and the DC Library Association are so proud of our their work to serve our community in innovative ways, and we need to show them our appreciation. Can we count on you to join us?

Here are two ways you can support the team at DC Public Library:

  1. If you don't have a card yet, sign up today! Visit: dclibrary.org/getacard
  2. Tweet your appreciation. Use our template or copy and paste this message: A big reason to be #DCProud: in less than a month, @DCPL has restored access to 91K cards and ramped up digital programming (from distance learning and homework help, to virtual story hours) to support #StayHomeDC. Kudos to @RReyesGavilan and @MayorBowser for their leadership!

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Why should you become a Friend of DC Public Library? Your support is very important to keeping our beloved community resource vibrant and growing.

Since its founding, library friends across the city have partnered with DC Public Library to help raise additional funds and ensure our system is one of the very best in the country.

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The Federation of Friends for the D.C. Public Library is a 501(c)6 non-profit organization.
1990 K St. NW, Suite 500, Washington, D.C. 20006