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Ways to Help

Join us in supporting the Redwood City Library to provide important services to all of the residents of Redwood City.

Your Support To The Redwood City Library Foundation Makes A Difference! 


For more than 25 years, the Redwood City Library Foundation (RCLF) has been funding Redwood City Public Library (RCPL) to help cultivate literacy, life-long learning, and community connections. RCLF partners with RCPL to help make the library responsive and relevant to diverse, low-income communities and by ensuring equity in programming, resources and community partnerships. Donations to the Redwood City Library Foundation ensure our libraries are supported for today and tomorrow, and your donation makes an immediate impact in the lives of adults and children in our community. 


What happens when you invest in our libraries? Just last year: 

  • Almost 58,000 residents are library card holders, including over 14,000 children 

  • Over 45,000 people attended 1,674 library programs and events 

  • Over 951,000 items were borrowed, and 190,987 were e-books 

  • Over 923,000 wireless sessions and 822 hotspots were checked out 

  • 9,347 Summer Learning Challenge participants 

  • 607 Adult Learners served by Project READ 

  • Online storytimes were viewed 1,511 times, and 5,344 folks attended outdoor and in-library storytimes 

  • The Makerspace in the Downtown Library opened in March 2022, and in its first year saw more than 5,000 participants attend 600+ classes 

  • Share Your Library Story Initiative launched 

  • 347 lbs. of Honey was harvested! 


The Redwood City Library Foundation continues to support: 

  • Bridging the Digital Divide Initiative 

  • Makerspace equipment upgrades 

  • Career Online High School Initiative 

  • Community education about how to protect the freedom to read and support library professionals to defend intellectual freedom about censorship 

  • Annual Upscale Pub Crawl in recognition of Banned Books Week 


Your donations make a difference: 

  • $25 provides books and crafts to families in our Little Learners program 

  • $50 provides a Wi-Fi hotspot loan to a family without internet at home 

  • $100 provides 20 free books for families to build their own home libraries 

  • $250 provides a Chromebook educational laptop loan to a student for homework 

  • $500 provides an iPad loan for a young child to learn their numbers, ABCs, and shapes 

  • $1,000 covers the cost of tuition and materials for an adult learner in our Career Online High School initiative 

  • $2,500 helps equip lighting and acoustic tile upgrades in the Makerspace 

Find out how you can help


Join us in providing funding for resources, programs and services that take our library system to a new level of excellence.

Create a Legacy

Provide a lasting impact by including the Redwood City Library Foundation in your planned giving.


Join us in fundraising or at an

event and support important

library programs.

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