Since 1943 it has been our mission to empower Detroiters to 

 meet their lifelong learning needs for generations to come. 


The Detroit Public Library Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to supporting the Detroit Public Library Community, by providing enrichment programming to library patrons and to preserve a space in Detroit where everyone is welcome to work, study, learn and create.


What We Support

Meet The Team

Sean Ryan Everett


Executive Director

Karlyta Williams


Development Director

Dr. Crystal Powell


Board President


Board of Directors

Kathleen Wendler

 Sue Gardynik

Carol Huckleby

Vice President




David Costa

Elizabeth DuMouchelle

Susan Gardynik


Carol Huckleby

John Krieman

Dr. Crystal Powell


Charles Thompson

Jeanne Wardford

Kathleen Wendler

David Wood

I’ve had so much fun growing up in the library. It’s a quiet,comfortable, relaxing place that’s another home to me. I go to the library to escape, it makes me happy.


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Detroit Public Library Foundation (d/b/a)


DPL Found

60 E. Milwaukee St. 

PO Box 6848

Detroit, MI 48202


501(c)3 Non profit 

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