Welcome to the FRIENDS of the Davenport Public Library

The mission of the FRIENDS of the Davenport Public Library is to raise funds and manage an endowment portfolio that will provide resources to support the literary and educational purposes of the Davenport Public Library.

Programs We Support

Special Collections Research Payments

Children's Literacy

Teen Services

Lifelong Learning Opportunities

Educational Resources

The Richardson-Sloane Special Collections Center

birdies for charity

This year the FRIENDS of the Davenport Public Library will use Birdies’ funds to purchase library materials that will be checked out and brought to our various outreach locations, such as after-school programs and day care centers. Each month the materials will be switched out for a new collection so the children always have something new to read! To pledge, either download the Birdies for Charity pledge form or Donate Now. The FRIENDS are Birdie #33!

See video of some of our programs and services

Fake News Panel Discussion

Teen Gaming

DPL's Mobile App

Thank You!

With the support of our community, the FRIENDS of the Davenport Public Library have been able to add value to your library experience by enhancing our services, collections, and programs. Special thanks to:

  • All those who donated to our 2017 Annual Fund. We raised $7,275 to purchase books and program supplies for our school library tours and Summer Reading Program. Both of these programs will encourage children to become lifelong learners!
  • The Community Foundation of the Great River Bend for their funding toward a Virtual Reality Workstation for our Main Library!
  • The Regional Development Authority for supporting the upcoming renovations to our Main library as we prepare for our 50th anniversary.
  • Genesis Health System for funding exterior banners as part of our Main library renovations.