The Library Fund supports areas of greatest need for DPL and the Friends Foundation. In close collaboration with library leadership, the Friends Foundation deploys this flexible pool of funds to high-need programs, services and initiatives.

Due to the volatile and fluid nature of the COVID-19 pandemic, your gift to the Library Fund will be especially impactful in 2021. These flexible dollars will allow the library and Friends Foundation to act quickly as needs evolve.

How your gift could help the library

Expand eMedia platforms. Demand for e-books, audiobooks and films is surging as customers spend more time at home.

Purchase additional Wi-Fi hotspots to help more customers get online. Access to high-speed internet is becoming increasingly important as the pandemic evolves.

Support operations of the Friends Foundation and the critical fundraising and advocacy arm it does on behalf of DPL as it faces budget cuts.

"The library will need to be more creative and thoughtful about serving our community due to the pandemic. As we plan for unprecedented budget cuts due to the city's revenue loss, a strong Library Fund will allow us to continue offering the level of service our customers need and deserve."

-City Librarian Michelle Jeske

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