Library Foundation

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

Have you been missing the Feast of Words Gala the past three years? We sure have! 

The Hood River County Library Foundation is looking forward to hosting the Feast of Words Gala again in Spring 2023.

The Foundation needs your help to make this fundraiser successful so they can continue to fund special projects for the Library District. If you'd like to help the Feast of Words Planning Committee, they'd love to hear from you! 

Please contact:  to learn more.

Feast of Words

Did you know you can support library services by donating to the Library Foundation?

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In 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.


After 109 years of enduring every kind of Gorge weather, the masonry work in our doorway is crumbling. A prominent doorway accessed via stairs, meant to symbolize a person’s elevation by learning, is a common feature of Carnegie libraries. We need your help to maintain the safety and beauty of this historic building so we can welcome our patrons through this doorway to learning for years to come. Please support this one-time fundraising campaign. Donate Here

Will you help support great library services for all of Hood River County? Here are some ways you can help:


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

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. 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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