FFL relies on the generosity of Philadelphians to help us achieve our mission of supporting the Free Library. Through donations of money, time, experience, and books, we make it possible to engage the private and public sector in an important and continuing conversation about the need to maintain and grow our library system. We believe that information in all forms should be easily assessable, free, and available to all children and adults regardless of race, religion, or educational and economic standing. To quote one of the founders of our nation, Thomas Jefferson (1743-1829), "Information is the currency of Democracy."
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Whether you’re doing holiday decorating or grabbing some goodies for your loved ones, Amazon.com has found a way to merge shopping and giving in the best way. Go to www.smile.amazon.com.
Find the "Pick Your Own Charitable Organization” section and select “Friends of the Free Library of Philadelphia” as your charity.From there on out, with every Amazon.com purchase you make, .5% of your purchase amount automatically goes to Friends of the Free Library.
From all of us here at Friends of the Free Library, we appreciate your support and have a wonderful holiday season!
FFL NEEDS YOUR HELP! Below is our annual appeal, please read, and donate if you can! (zoom in to see text more clearly)
GIVING - Help support the city-wide effort by sending a tax-deductible donation directly to the Friends of the Free Library of Philadelphia. Friends are the umbrella organization that is committed every day to assisting neighborhood Branch Friends Groups to achieve their goal of increasing library service and awareness of all that it offers. Library Friends are stewards of our free and equal access to information and ambassadors of life-long learning. As a library patron you know that library services are vital to the educational, economic, and cultural health of the City because they provide free access to print and digital information and cultural materials of all kinds for every resident.
Or make your check out to Friends of the Free Library
and send it to:
Friends of the Free Library of Philadelphia, Inc.
Attn: Amy Dougherty, Executive Director
1901 Vine Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Credit cards are also accepted by phone: Call at 215.567.4562
On March 19, 2009, by a vote of 17 to 0, City Council amended The Philadephia Code to add Friends of the Free Library of Philadelphia to the list of designated payees to whome an employee may direct payroll deductions. Click for the deatil report.
If you would like more information, contact Amy at 215-567-4562 or by email. Tribute gifts in honor or in memory of family and friends are always appreciated and handled the same way as other donations.
To Donate to your Branch Library Friends Group:
- Go to the Friends Groups page for the Group's name and address
- Call the Friends office at 215-567-4562
- Send your check to the city-wide Friend's address: Friends of the Free Library of Philadelphia, Inc. 1901 Vine Street Phila., PA 19103. Your contribution will be acknowledged and forwarded to the Group that you designate on your check