West End Library Friends

The West End Library Friends is committed to supporting a dynamic and revitalized branch that serves the 21st century needs and expectations of the community, as well as providing assistance. The Friends is a non-profit organization incorporated in 1990 to support the West End Library and its various activities and programs. All dues and donations to the Friends are fully deductible.

The Friends provide volunteer support for the branch and the library system in areas such as public awareness, support, and community outreach. During the current membership year, the Friends have provided resources to the branch and the D. C. Public Library for various programs and activities, including:
  • Summer Reading
  • Professor Ori Soltes Book Discussion Series
  • Children's Reading and Play Programs

Ellie Becker Education Award & Marching Contribution
In 2019, WELF established an award of up to $1,000 a year from the Ellie Becker Education Award Fund for the training of a member or members of the West End Library staff. We have received a generous offer from a donor to contribute matching funds collected for the Ellie Becker Award Fund. Please consider an additional donation so that we can take advantage of this dollar for dollar match.

Upcoming Meetings

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You can also join by check or cash. Please make your check payable to the ”West End Library Friends” and mail it to: Gregory Snyder, Treasurer, c/o West End Library, 2301 L Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20037. Or drop it off at the library circulation desk in a sealed envelope labeled "West End Library Friends."

Executive Committee

  • Susan Haight, President
  • Gretchen Hitchcock, Vice President
  • Greg Snyder, Treasurer
  • John Seichter, Secretary
  • John Gizzi, Outreach Committee Chair

The Federation of Friends for the D.C. Public Library is a 501(c)6 non-profit organization.
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