The Library Foundation


To expand the Multnomah County Library’s reach and impact, especially to low-income communities and at-risk children, through a variety of literacy programs, cultural experiences and books in 10 languages.

Bottom Line for Portland

Gifts to the Library Foundation helped level the playing field for more than 220,000 members of our community last year. Early literacy programs reached more than 36,000 children and parents. Books 2 U, a program for struggling readers in the lowest-performing third- to sixth-grade classrooms, reached more than 25,000 students.

“I teach in a high-poverty, low-performing school where many of our families simply don’t have books at home to read. Books 2 U is a true gift to my students.” —Teacher commenting on a program supported by the Library Foundation

Business Partners

G!G donors of $25 or more to the Library Foundation will receive a free serving of ice cream at Lovely’s Fifty-Fifty. Donors of $100 or more will receive a $30 gift certificate to Goorin Brothers, and donors of $200 or more will receive a personalized, private wine class for 10 people.

Oregon Cultural Trust Nonprofit Partner

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