The Library Foundation
The Library Foundation strengthens our community and creates a brighter future for children by supporting and expanding Multnomah County Library's innovative and groundbreaking work. Our vision of a more open, informed and deeply connected community is made possible by our vibrant library system.
Bottom Line for Portland
Multnomah County Library will reach more than 100,000 children, from birth through high school, with literacy initiatives, books and programs made possible by gifts to The Library Foundation. Your support will enable the library to reach children facing risk factors to academic success in every neighborhood and school district across our community. Librarians will connect with thousands of families, providing parent education about early brain development, and more than 50,000 books in 20 languages and cultures.
“This (library) program has really opened my 4 year old's son's eyes to reading, and he enjoys reading a lot more, now that he has a variety of books to choose from regularly!” – parent of an early literacy program participant
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
The Library Foundation supports Multnomah County Library’s focus on programs and initiatives that prioritize children and families facing systemic barriers, such as poverty and racial inequities. Our work is designed to create lasting connections with learning and libraries for children and families across our community. Books and educational materials in a wide array of languages and cultures, and bilingual/bicultural library staff, reach families in the neighborhoods where they live, work and play. .
Our first donor on each Big Give Day and on Dec. 31st will receive a $20 gift certificate from our generous business partner, Broadway Books.
Broadway Books is a locally owned, independent bookstore and an active member of the NE Portland community since 1992.