Welcome Friends.

Welcome to eastfallslibraryfriends.org, the home of the Friends of the Falls of Schuylkill Library.


An Update from the Falls of Schuylkill Library Facebook Page, May 21, 2021

“At this time, we do not have a firm date of when staff will be able to return onsite – but are hopeful it will happen soon. Because the Falls Library staff have not been onsite in nearly 5 months once our air conditioning system is in good working order – staff will return to the library, but need time to clear a backlog of work, ready the branch for Materials Pickup and eventually for limited hours open to the public. Please check back for future updates as that information will be communicated to the community via our website and Facebook page as soon as it is available.”



Library Funding is No Joke!

Libraries are a vital resource for people of all ages, and they will be especially critical to helping our communities get through and recover from the pandemic. On April 15, the Mayor presented a proposed city budget for the upcoming fiscal year.  It is critical that libraries regain the funding that they lost during the COVID-19 pandemic. Please join us to support increased funding for the Free Library of Philadelphia! 

 You can make calls or send emails to elected officials and/or post on social media to remind them that library funding is no joke! Let them know why you love your library, and why library funding is so important (see suggested social media messages here).

Don’t forget to use our hashtag #FundOurLibrariesPHL and tag elected officials, as well as the Friends of the Free Library. Our Friends Toolbox has all the tools you need including elected officials’ contact info, sample social media posts, and a suggested script for phone calls. Make your voice heard!


Falls Library Update:

The Falls of Schuylkill Library is currently closed due to building repair. We anticipate the replacement of our boiler system to be completed mid-May. At this time our book drops have been closed – materials may be returned to any Free Library Philadelphia site. Please check back here for additional updates.


Join the Friends of the Falls Library!

Membership is open to all individuals and organizations interested in supporting the Friends. 

Click here to learn more.  Click here to download an application.

Our Values
The Friends of the Falls of Schuylkill Library is an all-volunteer community member organization promoting the Falls of Schuylkill Library’s services and supporting the preservation of the Library, an original Andrew Carnegie funded library.
• The Friends value our library for its history, its central location, and its content which is free to everyone.
• We value the Library as a community meeting place; it is the heart of East Falls.
• We value literacy and library programs that work toward it.
• We value meeting the needs of a diverse community by encouraging and funding library programs open to anyone, whether a library card holder or not.
• We value cooperation with other East Falls organizations in supporting a vibrant community.

If you have any questions please contact us Click Here




 

 

 

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