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.


Due to the work of the Friends of the Whitman Free Library, starting June 16th, the library’s roof will be under construction for repair. The Whitman Library will remain open during such construction. Thank you Whitman Friends for keeping the library alive and well!





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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.