On March 13, 1950, 23 Dallasites organized Friends of the Dallas Public Library to directly support our public library system and to also lobby the city on the system’s behalf. The initial project raised money to buy a bookmobile that extended the library’s reach to underserved neighborhoods. That mission was accomplished within the first six months. Fifty years later, FoDPL has friends galore, SullivanPerkins among them. Our involvement includes 12 years of service on the FoDPL board (two six year terms), along with volunteer efforts designing posters, invitations, and, a few years ago, the exterior of a new bookmobile. Our latest contribution: the design of the mark commemorating the Friend’s 70th anniversary. It’s true, old friends are the best friends.