Welcome Friends



Welcome Friends

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

Celebrate National Library Week with the Free Library

Did you know that April 4–10 is National Library Week?! This year’s theme is “Welcome to Your Library,” reminding us that libraries extend far beyond the four walls of our buildings, as many of us learned over the past year throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.

Stay tuned to our blog and social media channels next week as we celebrate National Library Workers Day (April 6) as well as National Library Outreach Day and Library Giving Day (April 7), with a focus on the virtual services and digital content we’re bringing to Philadelphians until we can safely gather in person again!

New Resources for Philadelphia Job-Seekers 

The Free Library is pleased to announce the launch of a number of new resources for Philadelphians in search of a new job or career! Workshops, career fairs, and a new website are part of the Free Library’s expansion of services focused on the needs of job seekers, emerging literacy-level adults, and those who lack the digital access and digital literacy skills required to obtain stable, reliable employment.

With support secured by the Free Library of Philadelphia Foundation from Citizens Charitable Foundation, Comcast NBCUniversal Foundation, the Institute of Museum and Library Services, and PECO, these new and renewed initiatives for job seekers will ramp up throughout April.

 Featured Author Events

Author Events this month include:

  • Walter Isaacson (The Code Breaker: Jennifer Doudna, Gene Editing, and the Future of the Human Race) on Tuesday, April 6;
  • Quiara Alegría Hudes (My Broken Language) in conversation with Paula Vogel on Wednesday, April 7; and
  • Yusef Komunyakaa (Everyday Mojo Songs of Earth: New and Selected Poems, 2001–2021) on Wednesday, April 28.

All events start at 7:30 p.m., unless otherwise noted. For more details and a list of all the authors, visit freelibrary.org/authorevents.

Library Funding is No Joke: Virtual Day of Action, Thursday April 1st!

Did you miss the April 1 Day of Action?  It’s not too late! 

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 will present 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!

Click here for more about the the Yoga for the Library class and how to join.  NOTE NEW DATE – APRIL 16 – FOR THE FINAL SESSION!

COVID Update:

The Falls Library is offering materials pickup by appointment only. Pickups will be Monday, Wednesday, and Fridays from 10am-12pm and 1:30pm-4pm. Masks and social distancing are required. Please call 215-685-2093 to schedule a pickup, place a hold, or with any other questions.  The book dropbox is open Monday through Friday, 10am-4pm. Please allow 96 hours for the items to be checked in.


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

Click here  for The
President’s Report – Spring 2020





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