Hood River County Library Foundation

Foundation logoIn 2010, the voters of Hood River County created a Library District to fund the Hood River, Parkdale and Cascade Locks libraries. While tax dollars keep the lights on, buildings open, and books on shelves, our tax rate is among the lowest in the state, providing just a basic level of funding. This is where the Library Foundation comes in. We are a non-profit group formed to enhance and expand library programs and service (find out more about our mission and what we fund).

Your gift helps us provide the margin of excellence that takes our libraries from good to great. Thanks to the generosity of our donors, the Foundation was able to donate over $100,000 in 2016!

Special 2017 Project

Donate to the Japanese-American Garden Honoring Minoru Yasui

In 2017, the Foundation is proud to support the Library District and the Yasui Family in raising funds for a special garden to surround the Minoru Yasui Legacy Stone, which is located on the south lawn of the Georgiana Smith Gardens. If you would like to contribute to this special project, you may donate on line at the PayPal button below or send a check to the HRC Library Foundation PO Box 1582 Hood River, OR 97031. Please note on the check that the funds are to be directed to the Minoru Yasui Legacy Garden. Learn more about this inspiring Hood River native at the Minoru Yasui Tribute Project website.

There are many ways you can help our libraries serve all of our County

Become a Member

Your annual Library Foundation membership is one of the best ways to help sustain vibrant public libraries in Hood River County. Our members will be treated to fun perks, an annual report and monthly updates on library happenings. Find out more about member benefits.

Donate Now

Will you help create a great library for Hood River? Your tax-deductible donation will help get us there. For more information contact Jen Bayer via phone 541.645.0924 or via e-mail foundation@hoodriverlibrary.org

Click here for a printable Donation Form

The Hood River County Library Foundation is a 501(c)3 charitable organization. Our EIN is 93-1253154.