Welcome to Friends of the Dallas Public Library

Promoting and supporting our vital civic institution since 1950

About Us

How We're Helping


 We are a member-based 501c3 organization whose mission is to build awareness, appreciation and support for our world-class library system We envision a library that ensures every person has the opportunity and resources to read, engage, graduate, work, and learn. 

Get Involved


Are you passionate about what we're doing? Let us know! We are always looking for volunteers to help us make our vision a reality. We'll help you find a way to volunteer that best suits you. We're excited to have you join the team!

Thank You


Whether you help through monetary donations, volunteering your time, or spreading our mission through word-of-mouth, thank you. We couldn't accomplish our goals without the help of supporters like you. 

Donate Now

We are dedicated to enriching the lives of those in our community. Your contribution today helps us fulfill our mission.

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Board of directors



Basheer Ghorayeb, Chairman

Walt McCool, Vice Chairman

Anne Harding, Secretary

Gary Gadson, Treasurer

Stephanie Parker, Assistant Treasurer

Patti Clapp, Past Chairman

Board of Directors

Sara Albert

Michelle Alden

Gail Bialas

Gay Donnell

Jennifer Faust

Susan Fisk

Veree Hawkins Brown

David Henderson

Ellen Jackofsky

Jeff Kitner

Janet Morrison Lane

Lee Loudermilk

Suzanne Massey

Ed Palmer

Nicole Paquette

​Paula Romberg

Cary Schmelzer

Howard Schulman

Anna Segal

Ganapathy Subramanian

Jamila Thomas

Ex Officio

Patti Flowers, Crystal Charity Ball

Jo Giudice, Library Director

Sarah Losinger, Chair, Municipal Library Board

Diana Thompson, Junior League of Dallas Project Chair

Advisory Council

Pat Bowman

Carole Braden

Louise Caldwell

Roger Horchow

Charlene Howell

Sandra Johnigan

Brooks McCorcle

Pam Meyercord

Bob Mong

Bette Mullins

Nancy Nasher

Caro Stalcup

Sandy Melton Stephens

Don Stone