Our mission is to strengthen our community and create a brighter future for children by expanding Multnomah County Library’s groundbreaking work. Public funding supports the library’s day-to-day operations, but gifts to The Library Foundation make it possible for librarians to reach vulnerable children and families with books and life-changing programs.
Bottom Line for Portland
Gifts this fall will enable the library to purchase more than 10,000 diverse children’s books, selected to reflect the families, languages, and cultures in our community. A love for reading is rooted in connection. When children see themselves and families like their own in books, they are more likely to become lifelong readers. The library’s children’s literacy experts work closely with Head Starts, schools, free clinics, WIC, and immigrant/refugee programs to reach vulnerable families.
G!G donors of $50+ have a chance to win a $200 gift certificate from the wonderful Broadway Books!
“My daughter just couldn’t get excited about books, until one day, she found a character that looked like her. Now she pretends to read to us, and makes the whole family a part of the story.” — parent at North Portland library