MORE THAN BOOKS AND BUILDINGS

Who we are

The Library Foundation enhances Multnomah County Library’s leadership, innovation and reach by helping the library address emerging community needs with private support. Our supporters have helped the library buy books that capture hearts and minds and reach tens of thousands of children and families at risk of low literacy.

Last year, more than 210,000 people were reached with books and programs made possible by gifts, large and small, to The Library Foundation. Our supporters helped the library expand 13 programs and initiatives and make more than 120,000 books available.

The Library Foundation does not raise money for day-to-day library operations. Instead, the foundation and library work together, in a strong partnership, to determine where private funds will have the greatest impact on children and adults. Our work shows just how much a small nonprofit can accomplish in partnership with a great public library.

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MISSION AND VISION

To strengthen

our community and create a brighter future

for children

Everybody Reads
FOUNDATION STAFF

We are a small, nimble

nonprofit

BOARD OF TRUSTEES

Our active, dedicated

board helps drive our

success

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FACTS AND FINANCIALS

We hold a

four-star

rating for organizational

efficiency

PARENT OF A SUMMER READING PARTICIPANT

“Her reading level skyrocketed in just one summer. After struggling with reading for years, she finished an entire chapter series on her own.” 

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