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

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The Hood River County Library Foundation will hold our annual Feast of Words fundraising event March 12, 2016. It’s a festive, family-friendly evening with live music, excellent local light fare, beer and wine, and a fantastic silent and live auction, making it one of the best parties in town!

This year, the Library Foundation’s goal is to raise $30,000 to update the Children’s Library at the Hood River Branch. The Children’s Library is so popular for its great programs that the Children’s Librarians have asked for our help in funding a redesign to make the space more flexible and able to accommodate more events for more kids. We’ll be replacing some shelving and putting other shelves on wheels so that they are moveable. We’ll be adding new features to the “Creative Corner” and sprucing the place up with new paint, flooring and cozy sofas. We are so excited to be working with the Library to improve this space that is so important for Hood River kids.

Tickets are only $25 and can be purchased at Volcanic Bottle Shop, Waucoma Bookstore, any library district location, online, or at the door.

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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 Jen Bayer via phone 541.645.0924 or via e-mail foundation@hoodriverlibrary.org

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