Friends Foundation Mission Statement

Our Mission

To maintain an association of persons interested in promoting Detroit’s cultural growth and enhancing all types of literacy (books and other forms of human record);

to secure for the Detroit Public Library System materials of cultural value and funds supportive of Library initiatives in addition to those the Library can secure or cause to be secured;

to establish cooperative relationships and programs with other cultural institutions and groups in support of the above;

to act as trustee for the receipt, management, investment, disbursement and/or disposal of monies, goods or other effects received by the Corporation by way of gift or otherwise for the general or specific use or benefit of the Detroit Public Library System;

and to increase the public awareness of the activities and services of the Detroit Public Library

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Special Services

Resources for making career decisions, strategizing your job search, and finding job listings are available in the Technology, Literacy and Career (TLC) Center at the Main Library.

Services for the blind, the visually handicapped, the physically handicapped, or reading disabled.

Learn to read or improve your reading skills. Join the Detroit Public Library’s literacy campaign Detroit Reads!

Welcome to HYPE, the Detroit Public Library's Teen Center.

Library On Wheels (LOW) brings books and other reading materials, audiocassettes and information to Detroit's seniors and schools.

The Detroit Public Library now subscribes to OverDrive Digital Media, which provides access to eBooks and audiobooks on a wide variety of portable devices and e-readers.