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.

Join us as we work together to 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 News

FOTL News: June 2022 (e-newsletter)


On the Calendar

October 16–22 National Friends of Libraries Week

October 22 Friends of Tennessee Libraries Annual Meeting


Resources for Friends and Library Advocates

FOTL has collected a number of resources on topics of interest to local Friends groups and library advocates.

IN THE SPOTLIGHT:

Click on the images below to view all the resources 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 of Friends of Libraries Week signed by Governor Bill Lee and Secretary of State Tre Hargett, August 2021