Make investment in our City’s neighborhood libraries a priority

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We know that safe, welcoming, high-quality and well-programmed public spaces create neighborhoods and communities that are healthier, better connected, more proud of where they live and more confident in the ability of their government. A city that prioritizes such essential services and facilities for its people is a progressive city that is always moving forward.

With the proposed “Rebuild” investment, the Free Library of Philadelphia will be able to upgrade and transform Philadelphia’s public library facilities, improving the lives of over 1 million Philadelphia residents.

Make investment in our city’s neighborhood libraries a priority!

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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.

Use the Community Calendar to see upcoming community events. Friends, have your event listed on the community calendar, just email Laura McColgan 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 and select “Friends of the Free Library of Philadelphia” as your charitable organization. From there on out, with every purchase you make, .5% of your purchase amount automatically goes to Friends of the Free Library.

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