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.

Calling all Tinkerers!


Makerspace construction will begin soon and the Redwood City Library Foundation wants to create a Makerspace Community Advisory Group to help network and promote the project with the local community. We would especially like people from the MakerNexus and former TechShop communities. Makerspaces are free and fully accessible for individual and group creators, providing space for residents to work together to learn, collaborate, create, and share.


Library staff members will be responsible for developing programs and maintaining partnerships for Makerspace operations, but this advisory board will support the work of staff by helping build community relationships and promote the space to potential supporters.


In August, we will begin to document building progress and offer tours of the space. If you are not already on our mailing list, be sure to receive the latest updates on all our news by signing up here.


If you are interested In joining this informal group, send email to rclf-ed@redwoodcity.org


Thank You for Helping Us Celebrate World Bee Day!

Our Virtual Fundraiser on May 20, 2021 was a success!


Thank you to our event presenters:

Mixologist Greg St. Claire, Owner of TOWN & Milagros

Beekeeper Kendal Sager

Library Director Derek Wolfgram

MC Dani Gasparini


Thank you to all our attendees.

You helped us raise more than $34,000 for the library!

If you missed the virtual event, you can see the event signature cocktail & the mixology video; the tour of the beehives; and a video of the event itself by clicking these links.


Beekeeping Resources can be found at:


San Mateo Bee Guild

Sager Family Farm

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.

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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