Over 20 Years of Redwood City Public Library Support

Since 1998 the Redwood City Library Foundation has raised over $3 million to provide funding for important library programs.  

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Our Mission

Our mission is to support the Redwood City Library in cultivating literacy, life-long learning, and community connections.

Our Vision

We envision a community where everyone has access to information, knowledge and technology.


The Foundation is a not-for-profit organization 501(c)(3) established in 1998 and governed by a volunteer board of directors. A professional staff raises and administers gifts and ensures the effectiveness of funded programs.

Working with individual, foundation, and corporate donors, the Foundation acts as the “fundraising arm” of the library. We solicit donations to support specific services, improvements, collections and programs. We work with the Library to identify the best way donors’ gifts can enhance the Library and meet the ever changing needs of the community.

virtual fundraiser

The Redwood City Library Foundation is holding a Virtual Fundraiser on May 20, 2021 - World Bee Day!

Support the Redwood City Library Foundation by buying a ticket to our virtual fundraiser on Thursday, May 20, 2021. A link will be sent to each ticket holder with event details. Each ticket holder will receive a bee-themed "goody bag." 100% of your donation is tax-deductible. Your donation makes library initiatives like the Makerspace in the Library possible, and keeps the Bridging the Digital Divide, Career Online High School, Redwood Shores Interpretive Center and Traveling Storytime initiatives humming and buzzing for our local community! Learn More

Behind the Scenes at the Library

We recently celebrated National Library Week. This is an annual opportunity to show support for the people and programs that make public libraries such a vital part of our community.


See Redwood City Library Foundation Board Vice-President Nancy Radcliffe talk about the library and other behind the scenes videos from the Redwood City Public Library. It's a great way to learn about what makes our library so special.

Help Aldo and Others Prepare for Distance Learning


For more than 20 years, the Redwood City Library Foundation has been funding Redwood City’s Public Libraries to help cultivate literacy, life-long learning, and community connections. Students like Aldo in the Familias Unidas program (pictured here) are better prepared for distance education thanks to your donations to the Redwood City Library Foundation.


To ensure our libraries are supported for today and tomorrow, the Foundation has set up a Resiliency Fund. Donating to the Library’s Resiliency Fund makes an immediate impact in the lives of adults and children in our community and ensures that library programs and resources continue, despite library doors being closed.

Newsletter Update

The Digital Spring Newsletter is available. Past newsletters are online.

Volunteer With Us

We're always on the lookout for people who want to make a difference.

Programs We Support

We provide funding for resources, programs and services that take our library system to a new level of excellence.

Our Events

From fundraising dinners to festivals that atrract thousands of people, there's something for everyone.

Meet the Team

Find out more about the team of people behind the Redwood City Public Library Foundation.

Latest News 

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Redwood City Library Foundation's Newsletter is published twice a year - once in the spring and once in the fall. 

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Thank You to our Major Donors

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