Updated February 14, 2024
Dear Dallas Public Library Supporters,
We are thrilled to share some exciting news. The City Council has approved $43.5M in Proposition D for Library Facilities in the 2024 Bond! This funding is a significant step forward in enhancing our library system and ensuring it remains a vital resource for all residents of Dallas.
The approved funds will be utilized to replace the North Oak Cliff and Park Forest branches, renovate the Preston Royal branch, and ensure ADA compliance at 8 locations across the City. These improvements will not only make our libraries safer and more accessible but also uphold the commitment made in Dallas Public Library's 2000 Master Plan.
However, the work is not done yet. The next crucial step is the May election, where voters will have the opportunity to approve Proposition D for Libraries. We need your help to ensure the success of this campaign!
Additionally, we urge you to reach out to your Dallas City Council members to express gratitude for their support in allocating funds to our library system. Your voice matters, and by thanking them, you reinforce the significance of this investment in our community's future.
Thank you for your ongoing support and dedication to the Dallas Public Library. Together, we can ensure that our libraries continue to thrive and serve as invaluable resources for generations to come.
Let your councilmember hear from you. Call or email their office and thank them for making Dallas Public Library a priority.
You can reach them through this link
Stay up-to-date about the 2024 Bond process. Follow this link to the City's Financial Transparency webpage.
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These efforts have resulted in millions of dollars in investment across our 30 library branches.
The Friends remains committed to continuing our own effort to surround the library staff and Dallas residents with the services and resources they need through our own private fundraising efforts, and we seek to be a good partner to the library and to the City of Dallas.