Updated September 27, 2023
Many Dallas Public Library locations are in need of repair, and three locations were promised new locations or major renovations many years ago. Those locations are:
And nine locations still need upgrades to be ADA-compliant. Those are:
Read the entire needs list and priorities in DPL's 2024 Capital Bond Presentation.
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Our main talking points to the Mayor and City Council are:
Please take the time to contact the Mayor and your Council representative this week in support of the 2024 DPL Capital Bond request. Having all Dallas Public Library locations be ADA compliant, have the necessary HVAC (heating and cooling), a much-needed renovation to Preston Royal and replace both the North Oak Cliff and Park Forest locations as promised.
If you need information or have questions on any of the above, please contact the Friends office at 214-670-1458 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Sarah Evans and Jeff Kitner
Co-Chairs, Advocacy Committee
Friends of the Dallas Public LIbrary
How you can help advocate for the Dallas Public Library:
Since 1950, Friends members, staff, and volunteers have worked tirelessly with elected officials and city staff to ensure that the Dallas Public Library has what it needs to meet the needs of our community.
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.