Books for Dallas Babies at Parkland, preschool storytimes, kindergarten readiness programs, and early literacy kits.
Free quality educational programming in science, math, art,
reading and technology to school-age children city-wide, and Dallas Public Library's annual SMART Summer.
GED classes and Testing Center, programs for seniors, English Language Learning classes, family literacy events, and Applied Language Learning classes
Year-round events, activities, and programs celebrating Dallas' diverse population at all 30 branch libraries.
Library staff appreciation, advocating on behalf of the staff, scholarships, and career development opportunities
Since 1950, Friends of the Dallas Public Library has provided $50 million in capital funding and materials acquisition. This year that commitment includes $200,000 to refresh all 30 children's libraries, a partnership to fund the library's master strategic and facilities plan and update the Kahn Pavilion Discovery Wall technology.
The Friends fund materials, staff events, supplies, and programs at all 30 Dallas Public Library branches and the J. Erik Jonsson Central Library.
Providing funding to inspire library staff to create new programs and projects including Dallas Public Library's Homeless Engagement Initiative (HEI) the Big D Reads, and the annual Fairytale Prom Closet.