Dallas Police Memorial items on display

Friends of the Dallas Public Library have created a GoFundMe campaign to raise money to preserve the Dallas Police Memorial archives at the Dallas Public Library. After the events of July 7, 2016,  thousands of people left gifts, letters, drawings and other memorabilia outside the headquarters of both the Dallas Police Department and Dallas Area Rapid Transit, and all the DPD neighborhood substations around the city. The Dallas Public Library collected all of the artifacts, and some already are on display on the 7th floor of the J. Erik Jonsson Central Library.

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For more than 65 years, Friends of the Dallas Public Library has devoted its energy to passionately raising financial support and awareness for the Dallas Public Library system and its educational programs.

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Calling all book lovers - the 2017 Dallas Book Festival will be held at the J. Erik Jonsson Central Library on Saturday, April 29, 2017. Hear over 100 local, regional and national authors as part of the Dallas Public Library's premiere literary event. 


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Dallas Babies Need Your Help

January 1, FoDPL, in partnership with Parkland Hospital and the Dallas Public Library, launched the program Books For Dallas Babies. Books For Dallas Babies gives a copy of a bilingual book to each baby born at Parkland Hospital. The program has been an enormous success, and we need your help for 2017. A gift of $5 or more will buy a book for a newborn.