The need in Dallas is vast and many in our community depend on the Dallas Public Library. If our library doesn't have the resources it needs, the impact will be on those with the greatest need.
Great news! The budget passed with the amendments increasing hours at a total of 15 library branches and an additional $300,000 for library materials, both books and online materials.
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It is important that we stay vigilan. Library funding is always vulnerable. The need in Dallas is vast and the pandemic continues to affect many in our community who depend on the Dallas Public Library. If our library doesn't have the resources it needs, the impact will be on those with the greatest need.
For 72 years, Friends board members, staff, and volunteers have worked closely 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.