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. 

2019-20 Board of directors



Walt McCool, Chairman

Gary Gadson, Vice Chairman

Nicole Paquette, Secretary

Stephanie Parker, Treasurer

Howard Schulman,

                Assistant Treasurer

Basheer Ghorayeb,

                      Past Chairman


Michelle Alden

Pat Altschuler

Ken Benson

Karen Blumenthal

Annette Corman

Anne Harding

Linda Harris

Veree Hawkins Brown

Sharolyn Headroe

David Henderson

Martha Hofmeister

Rebecca Jerry

Jeff Kitner

Lee Loudermilk

Suzanne Massey

Timm Matthews

Ed Palmer

Pat Porter

Paula Romberg

Cary Schmelzer

Anna Segal

Ganapathy Subramanian

Jamila Thomas

Ex Officio

Patti Flowers, Crystal Charity Ball

Jo Giudice, Library Director

Maliska Haba, Junior League of Dallas Project Chair

Sarah Losinger, Chair, Municipal Library Board

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