Welcome Friends



Welcome Friends

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

2020 Holiday Greens Sale


We sold all 154 trees in a record day and half, raising more than $3,00. Given the challenges in finding a new grower late in the game, the shortage of trees, and the difficulty in mounting a sale in a health-care threatened environment, this was better than expected.  

It was a tribute to the dozens of volunteers who made it work:  from the people who collected the money to the heavy lifters who carried the trees, to those who assisted customers in choosing a tree and making it sound like it was the best tree in the lot, to those who wielded reciprocating saw and clippers prepping the trees, to those who bailed and wrapped, finally to those who helped customers load their cars.  And let us not forget our own Drew Birden, who made more than a dozen home deliveries including one to Center City.  Congratulations to all.  At times we resembled an assembly line.  This was a bright spot in an otherwise anxious and daunting year of face masks and COVID restrictions. 

And special thanks to John Gillespie for making it all work!

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.

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President’s Report – Spring 2020





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