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.
Our mission is to support the Redwood City Library in cultivating literacy, life-long learning, and community connections.
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 email@example.com
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!
Beekeeping Resources can be found at:
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.
Programs We Support
We provide funding for resources, programs and services that take our library system to a new level of excellence.
From fundraising dinners to festivals that atrract thousands of people, there's something for everyone.