Welcome Friends.

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

Library Card Sign-Up Month

September is Library Card Sign-Up Month—do you have your Free Library card? Anyone who lives, works, pays taxes, or attends school in the city of Philadelphia is eligible, so share the news!

Your Free Library card connects you to thousands of books, DVDs, CDs, and other materials from our catalog, and grants you instant access to our collections of digital mediaonline databases, free public computers, wireless internet, and so much more!

Additionally, another library celebration happening later this month, September 26–October 2, is Banned Books Week. Stay tuned to our blog and social media as we commemorate our ever-important freedom to read what we choose!

Welcome back to the Falls Library!

Here’s the latest from the Falls Library Staff:

Welcome Back!

Starting Monday, September 13 we have new hours. 

In Person Service (you are welcome to browse our collections, borrow materials, us our Express PC for printing, and more)

Mondays & Wednesdays, from 12:00  to 8:00 p.m.
Tuesdays & Thursdays, from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Fridays, from 10:00 a.m to 5:00 p.m.

Materials Pickup (curb-side) will discontinue at this time.

Please remember that there is currently a Masking Mandate in Philadelphia and everyone needs to mask up-regardless of your vaccination status.  It’s a good idea to continue to maintain physical distancing while in the library.

We look forward to seeing you!

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!

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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