The Palo Alto Library Foundation is pleased to announce that the “Launch our Libraries” campaign is 90 percent complete, with $3.6 million raised to date. The campaign is providing the funds for the city to purchase modern, accessible furniture, dozens of new computers and other technology, and thousands of new books and electronic materials for the three libraries covered under the Measure N bond of 2008.

Today, PALF is presenting the City Council with a check for $1.9 million to fully fund all the furniture, technology, and materials needed for the Mitchell Park Library and Community Center to reopen in 2012.

Library status

Children’s Renovated and expanded in 2007

College Terrace Renovated in 2010

Downtown Renovated in 2011

Mitchell Park Under construction will reopen fall 2012

Main Will close in 2012, when Mitchell Park opens, for renovation and expansion

The campaign has received more than 800 donations so far, ranging in size from $25 to $1.5 million. The Foundation is deeply grateful to our many donors for their generosity.

Campaign co-chairs Alison Cormack and Susie Thom are particularly pleased about the many Palo Alto families joining at the Leadership level. The Leadership level begins at $5,000 and includes recognition on the donor wall at each of the three library sites.

The “Launch our Libraries” campaign continues through December 2012 and gifts of all sizes are warmly welcomed.


Susie Thom, Campaign Co-chair, (650) 856-4305

Alison Cormack, Campaign Co-chair, (650) 796-8475

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