The Denver Public Library Friends Foundation is a 501c3 nonprofit organization that supports Denver Public Library through fundraising and advocacy.

The Foundation's charitable contributions support the library's budget to help Denver Public Library accomplish its mission. It also advocates for public funding to enrich the community and enhance the library's programs and services.

The core activities of the Foundation are: 

    • Fundraising with corporate, foundation, and individual philanthropists; 
    • Membership; 
    • Online and in-person book and merchandise sales; 
    • The Booklovers Ball and additional fundraising and community events; 
    • Promotion and elevation of the library to and in the community; 
    • Advocacy to elected officials, voters, and the general public; and,
    • Managing and growing the endowment.

When you invest in the library you invest in critical support for free literacy programs, lifelong learning, workforce development, and equitable access to resources for the millions of adults, children and youth of Denver. Since 1940, the Friends Foundation has been a nonprofit partner providing a way for people who value libraries to support excellence in the library system. The work of the library is our work.


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