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

2018 Annual Fund Special Collections Research Payments

Children's Literacy

Teen Services

Lifelong Learning Opportunities

Educational Resources

The Richardson-Sloane Special Collections Center

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:

  • 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.
  • All those who pledged to Birdies for Charity. The FRIENDS received $4,375 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 8.2% match of our pledges!