Friends of the Wilmington Public Library

(302)-571-74oo ext 2407
Friends Make a Difference

As Friends of the Library, we promote and support the services of the Wilmington Library.

Support the Library by becoming a Friend – Join Today!
Friends Application

Find Out what is going on: Events Calendar

2016 Chocolate Festival!
2016 chocolate Festival Winners

In the Past, the Friends have Contributed:

  • Equipment for the Library.
  • Books and audio-visual materials for public use.
  • 1800 hours annually of volunteer time for improved Library Services.
  • Expenses for Literacy Volunteers of America students and tutors to attend national conferences.
  • Publicity for Library events and advocacy for Library services.
  • Major funding in support of the Library’s “Focus on Quality” Capital/Endowment Campaigns.

Membership Benefits

  • Subscription to quarterly issues of the Friends’ newsletter, The Grapevine.
  • Advance notice of all Friends of the Library events.
  • An invitation to preview the Spring and Fall Book Sales.
  • Friends’ Used Book Shop (Located just inside the main entrance with a wide selection of used books, books on tape, records, CDs and cassettes.)

Thinking of Volunteering?

Volunteers are always welcome at the Library.

Volunteer FAQs:

  • An Application must be filled out by all volunteers.  Please give us several days to a week to review your application.
  • Interviews are mandatory for all applicants.
  • Applicants must be 14 years or older.
  • A parent or guardian must be present at the time of the interview for anyone 14-18 years old.

We regret that we can not take all volunteers who apply.  There are times when more volunteers are needed than others, depending on special events and Library needs.

Volunteer Application Form: volunteerapplicationform

For further information, please call the coordinator of Friends Volunteers at (302)-571-7400 ext 2407 or email nedagreen@aol.com

Used Bookshop
First Floor – Wilmington Library
10th & Market Sts.
Wilmington, DE 19801

A wide variety of books, CDs, tapes, records and books on tape are available. Selections change daily and are offered at tremendous savings: $1.00 for most hardbacks and $0.50 for paperbacks.
Open during Library hours

Donations accepted!


Moving? House cleaning? Downsizing?
The Friends of the Wilmington Library would like to have your donated books, records, tapes, CDs, DVDs, VHS and Games. Your donations help fund the Friends of the Wilmington Library. For large donations, call Neda Green coordinator for the Friends of the Wilmington Library at 571-7400 ext 2407 or nedagreen@aol.com to make arrangements for pick up. We gladly provide a tax receipt.

Thank you for your help and support of the Wilmington Public Library.