We Did It!

The Palo Alto Library Foundation is pleased to announce that we have met our $4 million goal for the Launch Our Libraries fundraising campaign.

We are deeply grateful to over 950 donors who made gifts for furniture, technology, and collections (books and electronic resources) for all of the three libraries covered by Measure N (Downtown, Mitchell Park, and Main).

Gifts will continue to be accepted through December 31, 2013, and gifts totaling $5,000 and above will be reflected on the permanent Donor Walls at all three libraries.

With deepest gratitude,
Palo Alto Library Foundation


Three years ago the Palo Alto Library Foundation set a goal to raise $4 million for furniture, fixtures, computers, up-to-date meeting and display technologies, and thousands of new books and electronic resources for our new and renovated libraries.
Gifts still being accepted through December 31, 2013!


A check for Main Library furniture, fixtures, and equipment, and to expand library collections, was presented to City Council at their meeting on September 16. Main is the last of three Palo Alto libraries covered under Measure N, a $76 million library bond for design, renovation and construction of library facilities and a community center. […] Read more »


The mission of the Palo Alto Library Foundation is to spearhead fundraising campaigns to support a modern, dynamic library system that meets the needs of everyone in our city.


Here's how to get involved and spread the word about our campaign: