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

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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 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‰


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 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 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. 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 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‰


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


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!


Spread the word about the bond election and the importance of voting YES for Prop D. Download our "I Voted Yes For Prop D" graphic and share it with friends and family on social media.

Click the link below and download the graphics to use in your posts. Your support can make a significant difference in ensuring a successful outcome for our library community.


Thank you The Dallas Morning News for recommending Prop D!
Early voting has begun so don't forget to vote YES for Prop D.


Your vote matters! By voting YES for Prop D, you're supporting essential upgrades to ensure members of our community have equal access to our beloved libraries. Branches impacted include, Kleberg-Rylie, Lakewood, Martin Luther King, Jr., Mountain Creek, Oak Lawn, Renner Frankford, Skillman Southwestern and Skyline. Let's make our libraries inclusive and accessible for everyone!


Make a difference for our libraries by becoming a Prop DEFENDER! Volunteer to support Prop D at early voting locations during the crucial early voting period. Your presence at the polls can make a significant impact. Prop D means $43.5 million for our library facilities. Click the link to join us in defending Prop D and shaping the future of our libraries! #!/showSignUp/20F044EAEAC2BA2FF2-49136604-proposition


πŸ“£ Calling all Friends Members! 🌟 Show your support for Prop D with an exclusive yard sign, now available! πŸ‘πŸ’™Show your grassroots support for Prop D in the Saturday, May 4 Bond Election. Email [email protected] or call 214-670-1458 to get a sign πŸ—³οΈπŸŒ³

Friends of the Dallas Public Library As the nonprofit fundraising partner for the Dallas Public Library since 1950, we invest in stronger


Congratulations to Kat Johnston, Genealogy & History Division librarian, the latest Lloyd Bockstruck Scholarship recipient! Kat will attend the Institute of Genealogy & Historical Research conference this July. Kat has helped enrich programming with social history and multi-disciplinary approaches, including the Meals & Memories series. This award honors Lloyd Bockstruck's remarkable legacy, and we are grateful to the Dallas Genealogical Society for establishing this scholarship with the Friends.
Learn more about the Lloyd Bockstruck collection at:


As National Library Week comes to a close, let's keep the celebration alive by loving and supporting our libraries every day. Remember, voting yes for Prop D in the Saturday, May 4th election is a crucial step in ensuring our libraries remain vibrant hubs of knowledge and community for years to come. πŸ“šπŸ’™


Today is Take Action for Libraries Day! πŸ“šπŸ’ͺ Join us in making a difference by becoming a Friend of the Dallas Public Library. Your support helps ensure our libraries continue to thrive and serve our community. Plus, voting yes for Prop D in the upcoming election is another impactful way to take action for our libraries. Let's stand together to support literacy, learning, and the power of libraries! πŸ—³οΈπŸ’™


Happy Library Outreach Day! 🌟 Today, we celebrate the incredible outreach efforts that connect libraries with diverse communities. From bookmobiles to community events, libraries reach far and wide to make knowledge accessible to all. Join us in honoring these initiatives and spreading the joy of reading beyond the library walls! πŸ“šπŸ’«


Happy Library Workers Day! 🌟 Take a moment today to show appreciation for the dedicated staff at our libraries. Whether they're helping you find the perfect book or assisting with research, their passion and commitment enrich our community every day. Let's spread some gratitude and thank a library worker today! πŸ“šπŸ’™


Happy Right to Read Day! πŸ“šβœ¨ Celebrate the fundamental right to literacy and access to knowledge for all. Cherish the joy of reading and remember the vital role libraries and library staff play in fostering this right. Remember to support Prop D in the May 4th bond. Help ensure our libraries continue to thrive as beacons of learning and opportunity for generations to come! πŸ—³οΈπŸ’™


πŸ“šβœ¨ Get ready to celebrate because National Library Week starts TODAY! πŸŽ‰ Join us to recognize the invaluable role libraries play in our lives. From fostering learning and imagination to building communities, libraries are the heartbeat of our neighborhoods. Embark on a week-long journey of discovery, appreciation, and fun! πŸ“–πŸ’™ 🌟


Be part of the excitement as Dallas announces the 2024-2026 Poet Laureate of Dallas live! πŸŽ‰ Whether in person or tuning in via live stream, don't miss this inspiring event. Mark your calendars for April 10th at 8:30 a.m. for the big reveal! πŸ“–βœ¨ Live-stream available at:


πŸŽ‰ Happy Birthday to the literary legends born in April! πŸ“šβœ¨ Join us in celebrating the remarkable contributions of Maya Angelou, William Shakespeare, August Wilson, Harper Lee, Beverly Cleary, and Thornton Wilder. πŸŽ‚ Their words have inspired generations and continue to shape our world. Let's honor their legacy by diving into their timeless works this month! πŸŽˆπŸ“– 🌟


Thank you, JoaquΓ­n Zihuatanejo, for an electrifying two years as Dallas Poet Laureate! From captivating workshops to educational initiatives, you've brought the power of verse to our community. Stay tuned as the Dallas Public Library and the Office of Cultural Affairs introduces JoaquΓ­n's successor later this month!

Here's to many more poetic adventures with the Dallas Public Library!


Today is Library Giving Day! πŸ“šβœ¨ Help us continue providing vital program funding, resources and support to the Dallas Public Library. Go to to contribute and make a difference. Thank you for supporting literacy, learning, and the power of libraries! πŸ“–πŸ’™


It’s time for the Friends Annual Awards, and we need to hear from you. The Lillian M. Bradshaw Award recognizes a library staff member while the A.C. Greene and Robert L. Solender Award recognize a community volunteer and FoDPL member for their service.

Nominations are open through April 30. Visit the link in our bio and let us know who is making a difference.

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Videos (show all)

πŸ—³οΈ Need a good reason to vote YES for Prop D in the bond election? Here’s three!Check out these two haikus from Dallas P...
πŸ—³οΈ Need a good reason to vote YES for Prop D in the bond election? Here’s three!Check out these two haikus from Dallas P...
Love is in the air, and our board member Andrea Pender is sharing why she adores the library! πŸ“šβ€οΈ It’s Valentine's Day a...
Dave Lieber (Dave Lieber), the Watchdog Columnist with the Dallas Morning News (The Dallas Morning News) loves the libra...
Learn more about Dallas Public Library's new Reading Ready Play Spaces, and discover the remarkable story of the 2023 Ex...
Meet Friends Board Member, Jim Feldman! As we conclude National Friends of the Library Week, hear Jim share his reasons ...
Our A Novel Night Out emcee Mariel Ruiz, shares her passion for reading and her excitement about our upcoming event. Get...
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