Become a Friend

Become a Friend

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Friends of the St. Louis Public Library provide annual support for a number of St. Louis Public Library (SLPL) programs and initiatives, including Born to Read, an early childhood literacy initiative serving families of children birth to age eight.

When it comes to literacy, too many children in our community fall behind their more fortunate peers and for the 39.3% of St. Louis City children living below the poverty line, access to crucial learning resources is out of reach. Through services like Born to Read bags for newborns and programs like Read It Together, SLPL opens up a world of free resources for St. Louis families.

Funding for programs like Born to Read is made possible with the generous support of friends like you. Please join us in providing free access to life-changing opportunities to our community. Your gift today ensures a better future for our city’s children

Ways To Give

By Phone

Call us at 314-539-0359 to make your gift by phone

Request Information

Contact us (
or 314-539-0359) to request information by mail

By Mail

 Mail your gift to:

St. Louis Public Library Foundation
1415 Olive Street
St. Louis, MO 63103

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with any questions!

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