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 nearly $50,000 in 2015.

Feast of Words

Our 6th annual Feast of Words fundraiser will be held Saturday March 12, 2016. Stay tuned for more details on your chance to eat, drink and be merry in the library while raising money for our next project!  The 2015 Feast of Words event raised $32,000 to refresh and restore the Georgiana Smith Library Grounds. This beloved community space was created 10 years ago and is in need of some TLC to bring it back to its former glory.

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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 Heather Staten via phone 541-490-5225 or via e-mail foundation@hoodriverlibrary.org.

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The Hood River County Library Foundation is a 501(c)3 charitable organization.