Founded in 1992, 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.
Please join us. 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 the financial investment in our libraries continues to grow, and FOTL intends to reinforce the front-line efforts of local Friends. Take a look at what we have done in the past year.
“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 2016