Library Foundation

a non-profit group formed to enhance and expand library programs & services
Feast of Words 2024

Feast of Words 2024

Join us for this great annual event.
Enjoy live music, local food, wine and beer, and a live auction–all while helping to support your local community library.

Your Generosity Makes a Difference in Our Community

With your help, the Library Foundation funds expanded library programs and improved access to library services (find out more about our mission and what we fund).

Here are some ways you can help:


If you would like to give a gift membership, buy a brick, or make a donation to honor a library lover in your life, let us know and we will send a lovely card letting them know of your generosity on their behalf. Contact us at:

Make a Donation

Your tax-deductible donation will help us be successful. For more information please contact Jen Bayer via phone (541) 645-0924 or via e-mail

If you prefer making a donation by mail, click here for a printable Donation Form and send to:

Hood River County Library Foundation
PO Box1582
Hood River, OR 97031

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.

Become a Board Member

The Foundation Board meets monthly (except July, August, December) to determine how best to financially support increased quality of service, materials, and technology of our community’s libraries, plan for future growth opportunities, and coordinate events such as the annual Feast of Words fundraiser. Email for more details.

Donate Stocks & Securities

If you would like to make a gift of stocks or securities to the Foundation, please download this form, complete and share with your broker, then contact us at to let us know about the transfer. this will ensure we are able to acknowledge your gift and credit it to you.

Buy a brick for the Library Gardens

Each summer, the Library Foundation sells bricks to be laid along the paths of the Georgiana Smith Memorial Gardens, the lovely green space adjacent to the Hood River Library. Orders are taken July 1 – Labor Day and bricks are installed later in the fall. These bricks are a long-lasting way to honor the library-lovers in your life.

More information…


Give to the Endowment Fund

The Hood River Library Foundation’s Endowment Fund helps us ensure our local libraries have support into the future. We are proud that our Endowment Fund is held at the Gorge Community Foundation.

Find out how you can grow our fund.


Join the Library Legacy Society

We are pleased to announce the creation of the Hood River Library Legacy Society, honoring those members of our community who have included the Library Foundation in their estate plans.

Gifts may be made through your will, life insurance, retirement assets or by making a gift to our Endowment Fund. The Endowment is like a trust fund – providing annual support in perpetuity for the vital needs of the Library.

If this is something you would be interested in, we encourage you to have a discussion with your estate planner or attorney. If you would like more information, please contact us ( and we can discuss some options.

The Hood River County Library Foundation is a 501(c)3 charitable organization. Donations are fully deductible as allowed by law.

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