MORE THAN BOOKS AND BUILDINGS
What we do
The Library Foundation is a lean, nimble nonprofit that partners with librarians to expand Multnomah County Library's exceptional work. We work with librarians to determine where private support will enable the library to test and expand programs and initiatives, especially those that make a life-changing difference for children facing risk factors for low literacy.
Last year, the library reached more than 190,000 children and adults with programs, books, and literacy initiatives made possible by gifts to The Library Foundation. We focus on early literacy, school-age success, and learning for life. Over the next four years, we will also support enhancements to buildings that will transform library services for children and teens. Our supporters help the library reach children and families in every neighborhood and school district across our community.
The Library Foundation is the nonprofit designated by Multnomah County Library to receive bequests and planned gifts, large and small, that benefit the library.