Free Library of Philadelphia

Registered Name
The Free Library of Philadelphia
Tax ID


The Free Library of Philadelphia is the public library system that serves Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. It is the 13th-largest public library system in the United States. Unique among public libraries in the United States, it is neither a city agency nor a nonprofit organization; instead, it is governed by both an independent city agency managed by its own board of directors and a separate nonprofit organization, The Free Library of Philadelphia Foundation.

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Annual Budget
June 2018
28% Loss
Program Spending
Fundraising Spending
Management Spending


Public Programs


To provide literacy, cultural and educational programming on behalf of the free library of philadelphia. Examples of such programs include: the literacy enrichment after-school program (leap), one book one philadelphia, science in the summer, teen programming, college prep, the author lecture series, and summer reading program.

Library Capital Projects


To renovate and enhance the central branch of the library as well as five neighborhood libraries; tacony, lovett, marrero, logan and the south philadelphia branches.

Collections and Preservation


To enhance the library's prominent research collections, such as the fleisher collection, dickens collection, poe collection, medieval manuscripts, etc.

Facilities Renovations


Primarily to make renovations to the library.



To supplement the library's technological needs such as website design, develop infrastructure of the library's network, and computer services for the children's department.


Tobey Dichter Bod Member - Chair
Barbara Sutherland Bod Member - First Vice Chair (eff.
Miriam Spector Bod Member - Second Vice Chair
Richard A. Greenawalt Bod Member - Secretary
Jay Weinstein Bod Member - Treasurer
Sandra A. Horrocks V.P. External Affairs
James Pecora VP of Property Management
David Edwards Chief Financial Officer
Robert Adelson Bod Member
Cynthia Affleck Bod Member
Carol Banford Bod Member
Phyllis W. Beck Bod Member
Jeffry Benoliel Bod Member
Sheldon Bonovitz Bod Member
Cachino-sanchez Bod Member
Jeffrey Cooper Bod Member
George Day Bod Member
Andrea Ehrlich Bod Member
Donna Gerson Bod Member
Melissa Grimm Bod Member
Janet Haas Bod Member
Pekka Hakkarainen Bod Member
Robert Heim Bod Member
John Imbesi Bod Member
Micheal Innocenzo Bod Member
Philip Jarigue Bod Member
Geoffrey Kent Bod Member
Alexander Kerr Esq. Bod Member
Folasade Olanipekun-lewis Bod Member
Marciene S. Mattleman Bod Member
Stephanie W. Naidoff Bod Member
Bernard Newman Bod Member
Patrick M. Oates Bod Member
Greg Redden 072017 -. 092017 Bod Member
William R. Sasso Bod Member
Susan G. Smith Bod Member
Lenore Steiner Bod Member
Shelley Stewart Bod Member
Monica Vachher Bod Member
Larry Weiss Bod Member
Siobhan A. Reardon Bod Member - President & Director
James Biles Bod Member
Gene Lefevre Bod Member
Susan Gould Asst. V.P. Development
Andrew Kahan Director Authors Events
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