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.

Makerspace in the Library

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December started with a buzz at the sneak preview of the Redwood City Library's Makerspace. The enthusiasm of all the community members was palpable. There were tours of the space, demos (3D printer, laser cutter, sewing machines), food and drink, crafts for kids, and so much more. And although a blown diode kept the Tesla coil demonstration brief, it was truly awesome while it lasted – thank you to our friends at Endiatx for bringing this impressive marvel of science!


We cannot wait for the Makerspace to open in January so that the community can make, create and innovate in this inspirational space. There is still time to donate needed equipment to the Makerspace. Read more about the sneak preview.


Redwood City Library Foundation's Newsletter is published in the Spring and Fall.

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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.

Thank You to our Major Donors

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