Who is FFL:

Friends of the Free Library (FFL) are the volunteers who keep libraries open, vital, and relevant.

We are the Friends that help pay for books and programs, and make our neighborhood libraries welcome community centers for all.

We are the volunteers who assist Free Library staff connect to the communities they serve.

We are the citizens who know how significant libraries are to transforming lives for the better.

Ask around and you will learn that everyone has a library story!

Join us today.

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City Council Poised to Ratify Budget for 6 Day a Week Libraries!

Our 48 Friends Groups are important. They form a citywide consortium of stewards that help keep the Free Library stable, relevant, and vital.

The annual BiblioBash is a blast, and helps keep our volunteer groups going. Join us on May 8th 2014, from 6-9pm, as we honor these valuable volunteers and Deputy Mayor for Environment and Community Resources Michael DiBerardinis  for his outstanding leadership on behalf of neighborhood libraries.

Guests will be enthralled by tours of the Library’s newly expanded Rare Book Room, and lively storytelling by the Savage Detectives. Mix and mingle with library lovers. Enjoy Latin flavors and live Bossa Nova music. Bid on curiosities and walk away with treasures from our silent auction. Meet Deputy Mayor Michael DiBerardinis in person. Supporting the library has never been this much fun!

Purchase tickets here, or call (215) 567-4562

Become a sponsor today.

BiblioBash Tickets

Use the Community Calendar to see upcoming community events. Friends, have your event listed on the community calendar, just email Allison Singer or call 215-567-4562.


The Library in the City: Changing Demands and a Challenging Future

Free Library of Philadelphia

Philadelphia: the State of the City 

City of Philadelphia 

Give to the Friends every time you shop. Simply go to www.smile.amazon.com and select “Friends of the Free Library of Philadelphia” as your charitable organization. From there on out, with every Amazon.com purchase you make, .5% of your purchase amount automatically goes to Friends of the Free Library.