Tenley-Friendship Library Friends

What We Do

The Tenley Friends supports our local library branch, reading, and DC Public Library citywide initiatives through membership dues and the resale of gently used books, CDs, DVDs, and audiobooks.The Friends sponsors and helps support library events, including:

  • Local Author Talks
  • Gardening Lectures
  • Children’s Programs – including storytime, crafts and summer reading programs
  • Other special events
  • Book Sales and Donations

With your help, we can always do more! Join us at an upcoming meeting or as a member, and contribute to the DC Public Library system.

Upcoming Meetings

  • No Upcoming Meetings

The Friends of the Tenley-Friendship Library maintain a separate website.  To access it, please click here.


The Friends of the Tenley-Friendship Library, established in 1972, was the first Friends group in the D.C. Public Library system. Originally, our group was formed to advocate for the continuation of the second-floor children’s room in the former building that has been replaced and upgraded to the 21st-century library we now enjoy. Today, we continue sup- porting the library in many ways: raising funds for library programs, services, books and equipment; sponsoring author programs to involve the community in library activities; advocating on behalf of the Tenley-Friendship Library and the entire DCPL system to the library administration, the Mayor, City Council, and Congress; and supporting the freedom to read as expressed in the American Library Association Library Bill of Rights. The Friends of the Tenley-Friendship Library participates in the DC Federation of Friends, a citywide association of Friends councils.

The Federation of Friends of the D.C. Public Library is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.
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