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.

It's National Library Week!

This week, you’re invited to join the Redwood City Library Foundation and library supporters across the country in celebrating National Library Week. This is an annual opportunity to show your support for the people and programs that make public libraries such a vital part of our community.


Maybe you know a library worker who deserves a shout out for the amazing services they provide day in and day out...


Would you consider making a gift to the Redwood City Library Foundation in honor of that person to celebrate National Library Week?


See RCLF Board Vice-President Nancy Radcliffe talk about the library and more National Library Week offerings from the RCPL.

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.

We are thrilled to announce that the Institute of Museum and Library Services named Redwood City Public Library as a finalist for the 2021 National Medal for Museum and Library Service! This prestigious award honors institutions for their extraordinary public service and remarkable community contributions. We are honored to be in the company of the 30 finalists and to be the only institution in California to be selected!  Learn more here.

Wanted: Awesome Board Members

Are you passionate about the library and its impact in our community? The Redwood City Library Foundation is recruiting volunteer board members. For more than 20 years, board members have been ambassadors and fundraisers for the Library’s life-enriching programs and services. We’re looking for board members to help us leverage literacy, life-long learning and community connections.

If interested, fill out the interest form. Thank you!

Newsletter Update

The Digital Spring Newsletter will be coming to you at the end of April. You can also use the link below to access a printable PDF of the newsletter when it 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

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

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