Friends of the Dallas Public Library

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As the nonprofit fundraising partner for the Dallas Public Library since 1950, we invest in stronger communities, a more literate Dallas, a job-ready workforce, lifelong learning and equal opportunities for success. March 13,1950 - Friends of the Dallas Public Library (FODPL) founded by a group of 23 citizens determined to hold the City of Dallas accountable to expand and improve the Dallas Public Library system

πŸ“… Come tour the Creative Spaces at the Central Library on June 26 at 9 AM! 🎨 Discover amazing resources and get inspired...
06/13/2024

πŸ“… Come tour the Creative Spaces at the Central Library on June 26 at 9 AM!

🎨 Discover amazing resources and get inspired. Don't miss out! Click the link below for more information and to sign up. The tour is free but space is limited.

dallaslibrary.librarymarket.com/event/creative-spaces-tour1

Heads up! All Dallas Public Libraries will be closed on Wednesday, June 19, to celebrate Juneteenth.πŸ”— In the meantime, c...
06/12/2024

Heads up! All Dallas Public Libraries will be closed on Wednesday, June 19, to celebrate Juneteenth.

πŸ”— In the meantime, check out this link to see all the upcoming Juneteenth events throughout the month of June: dallaslibrary.librarymarket.com/event/celebrating-juneteenth-freedom-day-360041

πŸ“… Join us for the Friends' Annual Meeting at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, June 25 at the Central Library's 7th Floor O'Hara Hal...
06/11/2024

πŸ“… Join us for the Friends' Annual Meeting at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, June 25 at the Central Library's 7th Floor O'Hara Hall!

πŸŽ‰ Enjoy a reception, review our achievements, and celebrate with our annual awards. Hear from Interim City Manager Kimberly Bizor Tolbert and Library Director Jo Giudice.

πŸ—³οΈ We will elect our 2024/25 leadership and thank our outgoing board members.

RSVP at https://bit.ly/3K4SuQN

πŸŽ‰ Happy National VCR Day! Celebrate by preserving your memories at the Heritage Lab at the Central Library. Convert your...
06/08/2024

πŸŽ‰ Happy National VCR Day! Celebrate by preserving your memories at the Heritage Lab at the Central Library. Convert your old VHS tapes to CDs and explore even more amazing services that the Heritage Lab offers. Check out dallaslibrary2.org/creativespaces/heritagelab.htm to learn more!

πŸŽ‰ A huge thank you to our Dana Juett Residents and Social Venture Partners Dallas! As part of its work, this incredible ...
06/05/2024

πŸŽ‰ A huge thank you to our Dana Juett Residents and Social Venture Partners Dallas! As part of its work, this incredible organization amplifies the impact of local nonprofits by educating and partnering with young philanthropists.

🌟 Last night, the 2024 Dana Juett Residents graduated and presented their capstone pitch projects. We're incredibly proud of our Resident Team for delivering the Best Pitch of the night and securing a $10,000 grant from the Addy Foundation to support Friends of the Dallas Public Library.

A special shoutout to Kam Willard, Alexis Snow, Hector Robledo, Tyler Riddell, Kennedy Kennerson, Kaily Adair, Christian Mitchell, Ted Herrod and the SVP team for making it a night to remember! πŸ’–

πŸŽ‰ Congratulations to our Board Member, Nicole Paquette, for joining the Board of Directors at EveryLibrary! As a nationa...
06/03/2024

πŸŽ‰ Congratulations to our Board Member, Nicole Paquette, for joining the Board of Directors at EveryLibrary! As a national library advocacy organization, EveryLibrary works with public, school and college libraries to win funding at the ballot box, ensuring stable funding and library access. Your dedication and expertise will undoubtedly drive positive change in the library community. πŸ“šβœ¨

πŸ“’ Stay in the loop with the Friends’ latest updates! πŸ“°Join the Friends for exclusive insights, volunteer opportunities, ...
06/01/2024

πŸ“’ Stay in the loop with the Friends’ latest updates! πŸ“°

Join the Friends for exclusive insights, volunteer opportunities, and much more. Take advantage of the action - join the Friends! Become a member today at bit.ly/Dallas_Librarylove

With SMART Summer about to kick off, ​​we want to say thank you to all of our sponsors who help make this program possib...
05/31/2024

With SMART Summer about to kick off, ​​we want to say thank you to all of our sponsors who help make this program possible. Their support provides incentive books and prizes, supplies for arts & crafts and science experiences, and professional program providers at all 30 Dallas library locations.

It's time to get SMART Summer started with Dallas Public Library! On Saturday, June 1 celebrate summer at select Dallas ...
05/29/2024

It's time to get SMART Summer started with Dallas Public Library! On Saturday, June 1 celebrate summer at select Dallas Public Library locations with crafts, games, free books and more! Plus, sign up for SMART Summer and win prizes! Find all the info at dallaslibrary.org/smartsummer

Honoring and remembering the brave souls who sacrificed for our freedom. Happy Memorial Day! πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ
05/27/2024

Honoring and remembering the brave souls who sacrificed for our freedom. Happy Memorial Day! πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ

05/26/2024
This Memorial Day, let's honor our veterans. πŸ“–πŸŽ™οΈDallas Public Library’s Genealogy & History Division is preserving the r...
05/24/2024

This Memorial Day, let's honor our veterans. πŸ“–πŸŽ™οΈDallas Public Library’s Genealogy & History Division is preserving the rich stories and experiences of D/FW area veterans.

To learn more visit dallaslibrary2.org/genealogy/veteransoralhistory.php, call 214-670-1433, or email [email protected].

Want to make a difference in your community? Volunteer with Dallas Public Library! 🌟 Sign up now to volunteer with DPL’s...
05/22/2024

Want to make a difference in your community? Volunteer with Dallas Public Library! 🌟 Sign up now to volunteer with DPL’s SMART Summer program and be part of an exciting summer of reading, discovering, and creating. Check the link for sign-up details for the SMART Summer Kick-off Party volunteers! πŸ“šβœ¨

drive.google.com/file/d/1EVpaJ3wq5x1c6UxEnZMUE1pL86w-avr2/view?usp=drivesdk

Unlock the power of technology at your local library! πŸ’» With access to books, media, special collections, computers, and...
05/20/2024

Unlock the power of technology at your local library! πŸ’» With access to books, media, special collections, computers, and the internet, Dallas Public Library bridges the digital divide and ensures that all residents have access to essential information and technology resources. πŸ“šβœ¨

Get ready for a summer of reading and fun with the Dallas Public Library's SMART Summer Reading program! πŸ“šβœ¨ Starting Jun...
05/17/2024

Get ready for a summer of reading and fun with the Dallas Public Library's SMART Summer Reading program! πŸ“šβœ¨ Starting June 1 everyone can join the fun. Read, Discover, and Create to win books and amazing prizes. Dive into new adventures and make this summer unforgettable. Spend your summer with Dallas Public Library! Click here for more information: dallaslibrary2.org/childrensCenter/summerReadingProgram/

Discover why families love our libraries! πŸ“šπŸ’« 🌟 Dive into a world of imagination and exploration with Dallas Libraries' d...
05/15/2024

Discover why families love our libraries! πŸ“šπŸ’« 🌟 Dive into a world of imagination and exploration with Dallas Libraries' diverse children's resources and engaging play spaces. Come experience the magic at Dallas Public Library! ✨

05/15/2024

This clay tablet, from Babylon circa 2095-2048 B.C., is the oldest "book" in the Dallas Public Library's Fine Books Collection. See it and learn about The Written Word: A History with archivist Brandon Murray on May 18th at 1 p.m. at the J. Erik Jonsson Central Library!

Join us and become a Friend today by visiting bit.ly/Dallas_Librarylove πŸŽ‰πŸ“š
05/13/2024

Join us and become a Friend today by visiting bit.ly/Dallas_Librarylove πŸŽ‰πŸ“š

β˜€οΈBeat the heat this summer and bring your little ones to our Reading Ready Play Spaces, specially designed for kids age...
05/10/2024

β˜€οΈBeat the heat this summer and bring your little ones to our Reading Ready Play Spaces, specially designed for kids aged 0-5. With engaging activities and a welcoming environment, it's the perfect spot to spark imagination and learning all summer long. Find out more about all the Reading Ready programs at dallaslibrary2.org/childrensCenter/kids/earlyliteracy.php πŸ“šπŸŒˆ

Meet Dallas's new Poet Laureate, Dr. Mag Gabbert, and Youth Poet Laureate, Naisha Randhar! 🌟 Mayor Eric Johnson announce...
05/08/2024

Meet Dallas's new Poet Laureate, Dr. Mag Gabbert, and Youth Poet Laureate, Naisha Randhar! 🌟 Mayor Eric Johnson announced the news at City Hall on April 10. Together, our new Poet Laureates will inspire Dallas's youth through poetry and the written word. πŸ“š

πŸŽ‰ Happy Birthday to the literary legends born in May! πŸ“šβœ¨ Join us in celebrating their remarkable contributions. Who is y...
05/06/2024

πŸŽ‰ Happy Birthday to the literary legends born in May! πŸ“šβœ¨ Join us in celebrating their remarkable contributions. Who is your favorite author born in May? Comment below and let us know! πŸŽ‚πŸ“–

We're thrilled to announce that Dallas voters passed Prop D yesterday!πŸŽ‰πŸ“š
05/05/2024

We're thrilled to announce that Dallas voters passed Prop D yesterday!πŸŽ‰
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Today is the day, folks! πŸŽ‰ Polls are officially open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. It's time to exercise your right to vote and ...
05/04/2024

Today is the day, folks! πŸŽ‰ Polls are officially open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. It's time to exercise your right to vote and shape our library’s future. Don't miss this opportunity to make a difference! Remember, a YES for Prop D means investing in better libraries for everyone. Let's make it happen!

Only 1 day left until decision day! πŸ—³οΈ Tomorrow, May 4th, is your chance to make a difference. Don't forget to cast your...
05/03/2024

Only 1 day left until decision day! πŸ—³οΈ Tomorrow, May 4th, is your chance to make a difference. Don't forget to cast your vote and make your voice heard! Let's build a brighter future together. Remember, a YES for Prop D means stronger, more vibrant libraries for everyone.

Prop D brings a new chapter of excellence to our libraries! πŸ“šβœ¨ Saying YES to Prop D is saying YES to a stronger library ...
05/03/2024

Prop D brings a new chapter of excellence to our libraries! πŸ“šβœ¨ Saying YES to Prop D is saying YES to a stronger library system. With your support, the Park Forest Library can soon thrive in a modernized space, offering enhanced resources and experiences. Let's join forces behind Prop D to elevate our community's access to learning and innovation!

Prop D spells progress for our libraries! πŸ“šβœ¨ Casting your YES vote means bolstering our library system for the future. W...
05/02/2024

Prop D spells progress for our libraries! πŸ“šβœ¨ Casting your YES vote means bolstering our library system for the future. With Prop D, the 60-year-old Preston Royal Branch will be renovated making better use of its beautiful building, enriching services and opportunities for all. Let's rally behind Prop D to empower our community's access to knowledge and growth!

🌟 Big News for North Oak Cliff! 🌟 Prop D, if approved, will bring a new era of library excellence for Oak Cliff. πŸ“šβœ¨ By v...
05/01/2024

🌟 Big News for North Oak Cliff! 🌟 Prop D, if approved, will bring a new era of library excellence for Oak Cliff. πŸ“šβœ¨ By voting YES on Prop D, you're supporting a much-needed replacement for the North Oak Cliff branch. Built in 1987, it's time for a modern, spacious facility that will enhance our resources and expand our community's access to learning and innovation. Let’s rally together for Prop D and make a positive impact! πŸŽ‰

Did you know that librarians and library workers are the backbone of our library? πŸ“š They're not just book enthusiasts – ...
04/29/2024

Did you know that librarians and library workers are the backbone of our library? πŸ“š They're not just book enthusiasts – they're navigators of knowledge, champions of literacy, and community connectors! From curating diverse collections to providing personalized assistance, they're here to help you explore, learn, and grow. Come discover the amazing world of possibilities with our dedicated team at the library!

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1515 Young Street
Dallas, TX
75201

Opening Hours

Monday 9am - 5pm
Tuesday 9am - 5pm
Wednesday 9am - 5pm
Thursday 9am - 5pm
Friday 9am - 5pm

Telephone

+12146701458

Website

https://linktr.ee/fodpl

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