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.

Registration for the DC Friends Issues Conference is Open!

Join DC Library Friends from across the city and region on Saturday, April 4 for a day of learning and information-sharing. The conference is designed to bring together the volunteer leaders and participants of DC Public Library Friends groups for a day of education, motivation and celebration of success.

All are welcome, even if you are new to the Friends or just want to learn more about how to support the library. 

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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