Friends of Tennessee Libraries

Founded in 1992, Friends of Tennessee Libraries (FOTL), a 501(c)(3) organization, is a network of volunteers.

  • We promote libraries and their Friends.
  • We support libraries and their Friends.
  • We advocate funding for libraries on a local, state, and national basis.

As we work together, FOTL can build a strong, supportive network of citizens promoting the value of libraries as institutions essential to democracy. The urgent need for financial investment in our libraries continues to grow, and FOTL intends to reinforce the front-line efforts of local Friends.


Our Latest Newsletters

Friends of Tennessee Libraries Newsletter: Spring–Summer 2019

FOTL News: April 2019 (e-newsletter)

Friends of Tennessee Libraries Newsletter Special Legislative Issue: March 2019


Resources for Friends and Library Advocates

FOTL has collected a number of resources on topics of interest to local Friends groups and library advocates. New resources will be added as they become available. Click on the images below to view the information by topic.

 


“The gifts of time and commitment by Friends of Libraries in Tennessee set a positive example of civic engagement that benefits both volunteers and their communities.”

—State of Tennessee Proclamation by Governor Bill Haslam and Secretary of State Tre Hargett, October 2018