The purpose of the Friends of the Deptford Free Public Library (FODFPL) is to maintain an association of individuals interested in fostering advocacy for the library and focusing public attention on library services, facilities and needs. The Friends provide input to the library planning processes, conduct fundraising beyond the scope of township funding and provide support for library events.
The principal sources of operating funds for the FODFPL are memberships, donations and in-library and online sales of gently used library books, CDs and DVDs donated by patrons. Monies collected are spent on special projects for the library and on initiatives that complement the library mission.
A volunteer-elected Friends Board governs the FODFPL, and works as partners with the Library Director, Board of Trustees, and Library Staff.