Support Books For Dallas Babies, our collaboration with Parkland Health and Hospital, which provides a new book to each baby born at Parkland. The bilingual book Read to Me/Vamos a Leer empowers the new parent to be their baby's first teacher and encourages them to visit their public library for resources for the entire family.

Friends of the Dallas Public Library - 1515 Young Street, 7th Floor, Dallas, TX 75201 - 214-670-1458 -


2017 Fall Fundraiser

October 12, 2017

An Evening with Jonathan Eig

Honoring Nancy A. Nasher

Ken Burns calls Jonathan Eig a "master storyteller." Author of five books, two of them New York Times best sellers, Eig is a former staff writer for The Wall Street Journal, where he remains a contributing writer. Eig has also written for The New York Times, The New Yorker, The Washington Post, and, among others. Prior to The Wall Street Journal, he worked as a feature writer for Chicago magazine and as a news reporter for The Dallas Morning News and The New Orleans Times-Picayune.

​This dinner will also honor Nancy Nasher, co-owner of NorthPark Center, with the May Dickson Exall Award for outstanding contributions to the Dallas libraries and literacy. Ms. Nasher, who is president and CEO of NorthPark Development Company, spearheaded the opening of Bookmarks, a Dallas Public Library branch for children, at NorthPark in 2008.

For more than 65 years, Friends of the Dallas Public Library (501c3) has devoted its energy to raising financial support and awareness for the Dallas Public Library system and its educational programs.

Mailing address: 1515 Young Street, Dallas, TX 75201. Phone: 214-670-1458, EIN - 75-033106

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BackPACK challenge

Join the Dallas Public Library in supporting National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week by participating in the 2017 Winter Backpack Challenge and help reach their goal of 350 filled backpacks!


Work with friends and co-workers to donate new or gently used backpacks, wool or fleece blankets, rain ponchos, scarves, winter hats, gloves, socks, water bottles, notes of encouragement as well as travel sized toiletries and decks of cards. Any of the mentioned items, or a completed backpack can be brought to any Dallas Public Library location by Tuesday, November 14, 2017. Backpacks will be distributed Wednesday, November 22.

Please limit donations to the requested items.