Library Foundation

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

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Hood River Library building

Thanks to the generous support of county voters, our libraries are once again open and serving the needs of our diverse population. 

Our collections are growing, periodicals have been updated, and computers are accessible again. Walk into any one of our libraries and you’ll find a warm, inviting atmosphere, positive energy,  and a wonderful staff.

While providing a stable source of financing, the current tax base can only fund so much. Our libraries are running at reduced hours, collections are only slowly rebuilding, and computers are several years old.

What our library system needs now is a second source of stable funding, funds that can be used to enhance services, increase collections, and keep technology current. Your Hood River Library Foundation board is comprised of local citizens who believe in better libraries,  and we are hoping you will join with us and share in the vision. Check out who we are and what we fund.

Will you help create a great library for Hood River? 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.

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 help 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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