Friends of the DC Public Library

 Meetings

The Federation's next meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, February 20, 2019 at 8am. It will be held at DCPL’s Administrative Office, 1990 K St., NW.

Friends and those interested in learning more are also encouraged to attend any of the local Friends meetings across the city as well as the regular meetings of the Board of Library Trustees, which rotate to various branches. Check our calendar for more details.

 Membership

Since its founding, library Friends across the city have partnered with DCPL to help raise additional funds to ensure that DCPL is one of the very best libraries in the country.

Join your neighborhood library Friends group and advocate for a beloved resource in every DC community

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Why should you join your neighborhood Friends group? Your support of DCPL is very important to keeping our beloved community resource vibrant and growing.

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Federation executive Board

Susan Haight

Susan has served as president of the Federation of Friends since 2008 and president of the West End Library Friends since 2005. She is an ex-officio member of the DCPL Board of Trustees and the Board of the DCPL Foundation. Susan has been a resident of DC for more than 18 years.

Emily Wagner
Vice President

Emily serves as president of the Rosedale Library Friends since 2017. Previously, she lead the Mt. Pleasant Library Friends. A resident of Washington for the past decade, Emily has settled in Ward 6. She is a librarian and works for the American Library Association's public policy office.

Carol Herwig

Carol has been a resident of DC for more than 40 years and has served as president, and is currently treasurer of the Friends at the Petworth Library. She helped to revive and re-establish the Friends group and has been a part of the Petworth Coop since its inception.

Georgine Wallace

Georgine is a 25-year resident of DC and has served as the president of the Friends of the Southwest Library since 2014. Active in neighborhood issues, Georgine also volunteers with the Metropolitan Police Department and serves on several advisory boards and working groups in Southwest.

Friends are D.C. residents who are advocates for the library. Friends provide financial support through membership fees, donations, book sales, and special events. Friends also volunteer in the library.

Federation of Friends
901 G St. NW
Suite 400
Washington, D.C. 20001

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