Free Library of Philadelphia
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.
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$0
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$0
To enhance the library's prominent research collections, such as the fleisher collection, dickens collection, poe collection, medieval manuscripts, etc.
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.