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.

Newsletter Update

The Fall Newsletter will be coming to you this week. You can also use the link below to access a printable PDF of the newsletter.   

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.

Hotspots Update

When COVID-19 isolation was just beginning, we asked you to donate to support the Bridging the Digital Divide program, providing WiFi hotspots to students and families without internet access at home.


An update:

In addition to the original 135 WiFi hotspots, the Library purchased 100 new devices and distributed them to students over the summer in response to requests from community partners, including Project READ, Familias Unidas, Peninsula College Fund, Canada College Upward Scholars, and Casa Circulo Cultural. Chromebooks and iPads have also been loaned to Familias Unidas and Project READ families.

Hotspots are currently available for three-week checkouts from the Downtown Library’s curbside pickup service.  Call 650-780-7018, ext. 4, or email rcplcurbside@redwoodcity.org to reserve a device for curbside checkout.

Thank you to all our donors who help make this possible.

Have Some Fun During COVID and Help the Library at the Same Time

The library is looking for volunteers to read  children’s stories for the Library Community Online Stories program.  Anyone is welcome to participate.  RCLF Executive Director Lisa Hicks-Dumanske was one of last week’s readers. Pick your own favorite children’s book or let the library suggest some. You can come to the library to read or they will come to you. Masks and social distancing will be observed.

Even better if you can read in another language!

To volunteer or if you have questions, contact Pam Evans with the Library Youth Services Team at pevans@redwoodcity.org.

Several of the Redwood City Library Foundation's board members have joined Lisa reading stories Watch Nancy Radcliffe, Bob Carr and Carla Sillin read their stories.

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

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