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Great public libraries need friends to provide advocacy support, financial resources, and strong connections to the community.We believe that Portland deserves a group of citizens and businesses committed to excellence in its public library.

Friends of Portland Public Library works to further the mission of the Library and promote community engagement among the Library’s diverse users.Friends of Portland Public Library is an independent organization.

We work closely with the Library’s Board of Trustees and staff to support and enhance the Library system.

Perks of Being a Friend:

  • 10 percent of purchases of donated books at the City of Readers Bookstore
  • Weekly emailed updates of great finds at the bookstore
  • Friends quarterly newsletter
  • Opening night preview for the annual book sale
  • Weekly e-mails from Portland Public Library announcing events and activities (PPLNews)

Portland Public Library Friends of Portland Public Library is a membership organization. Annual dues are $10 for individuals,$15 for families, and $25 for businesses. To join, following the instruction at right.

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