Support The Library

Advocacy

 
Davenport Public Library is proud to be supported by our vibrant and diverse community! The resources on this page are intended to make it easy for you to share information about the value of The Library with your friends and family and to advocate for The Library with your elected officials and other community stakeholders. 
 
Advocacy is critical for public libraries! By telling others about The Library and our materials, programs, and services, you are: 
  • Showing how The Library positively impacts Davenport by connecting a diverse community to resources that educate, enrich, and entertain. 
  • Spreading awareness of free services that many in our community may not otherwise know about or have access to. 
  • Advocating for funding to meet our community’s needs through The Library’s resources. 
 
Here are some messages you can share in your networks to show the value of The Library! 
  
  • “Davenport Public Library connects a diverse community to resources that educate, enrich, and entertain.”  
  • “Through its curation of library materials, engaging public programming, and high-quality services, The Library seeks to improve the quality of life for everyone in the community.” 
  • “Davenport Public Library invests in our community’s future by offering thousands of books and other items for checkout and hundreds of educational and entertaining programs free of charge to everyone in the community.” 
 

Additional Resources 


Share your library story!

Talking about how The Library positively impacted your life is an important part of advocacy! If you have a library story that we can share with elected officials and other stakeholders, please share below.

By submitting this form, you give Davenport Public Library permission to publish your story. When we share stories, we typically display only your first name and last initial. Not all submissions are published.


FRIENDS of The Library

 

Did you know? The FRIENDS of the Davenport Public Library provide 100% of funding for library programs! The FRIENDS raise funds and manage an endowment portfolio to support The Library.

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Volunteer at The Library

There are several ways to help The Library! Click the links below for a description of volunteer positions. All volunteer positions require a criminal history background check.

 

Apply to become a Volunteer

Want to volunteer and help take The Library to new heights? Fill out the form here and staff will be in contact!