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Friends of the Chattanooga Public Library

Cause Area

  • Community
  • Education & Literacy


1001 BROAD STCHATTANOOGA, TN 37402 United States

Organization Information

Mission Statement

Enrich the community through promotion and support of the Chattanooga Public Library.


The Friends of the Library are community members who donate time and money to support activities such as literacy programs, special library events, professional development of library staff, and programs for special populations.

The majority of our fundraising dollars comes from the semi-annual book sale. Other funds received are from annual dues, memorial gifts, donations to the Friends’ Endowment Fund or special projects.

The funds are used solely for library needs that go beyond what is provided by the City of Chattanooga. Through the Friends' continuing volunteer efforts and financial support, the library has been able to offer the Summer Reading Program - an annual summer program for children, teens and adults promoting the importance of reading throughout the summer months.


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