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

2017 Annual Fund

Lifelong Learning Opportunities

Educational Resources

The Richardson-Sloane Special Collections Center

News & Events

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 pledged to Birdies for Charity. The FRIENDS’ received $3,300 in direct pledges!
  • The John Deere Foundation for covering the administrative costs so that 100% of your pledge goes directly to the FRIENDS.
  • The John Deere Classic for their 10% match of our pledges!
  • 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.
  • Brendon and Megan Duffy for their donation to our Special Collections Department.
  • Hy-Vee for their generous support of our 2017 Summer Reading Program.