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The Raven Society introduces young professionals 21 and up to the critical work of Philadelphia’s public library. Through social, educational, and networking events, Ravens build an engaged community of supporters around the Library’s mission to advance literacy, guide learning, and inspire curiosity. Ravens have behind-the-scenes access to gems from the Library’s expansive special collections, insider knowledge about strategic plans for the Library’s future, and much more.

Make your annual gift and join other young professionals to move the Library's mission forward!

Raven: $100+ | Support

  • invitations to happy hours, book clubs, Rosenbach member events, and literary receptions
  • preferred pricing for the annual rooftop biergarten and gala after-party
  • bi-annual issue of Off the Shelf, the Library’s magazine

Raven: $500+ | Support

All of the above privileges, plus

  • advance access to select ticketed events and private receptions through the acclaimed Author Events Series
  • exclusive receptions with the Library’s top givers
  • unique cooking classes in the Culinary Literacy Center
  • a guided VIP tour of the Rare Book Department
  • a signature cocktail event at the Rosenbach
  • a copy of the One Book, One Philadelphia featured selection
*Gifts paid in monthly installments are welcome. All contributions are fully tax-deductible.

For more information, contact the Free Library Foundation at 215-567-7710 or email

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