Libraries Are Extraordinary

Libraries equip us with opportunity, knowledge, and a place to come together.

Libraries Are For Everyone

Libraries advance equity and inclusion.

Libraries Champion Innovation

Foundation donations fund new ways to explore our world.

Libraries Connect Us

Libraries make a community, and communities make a library.

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Do you love your Berkeley Public Library? Join the LIBRARY FAN CLUB by making a recurring donation. Donations support STEM and reading literacy, outreach to underserved communities, technology for creative use, and branch upgrades. Your monthly contribution of any size makes a big impact on the Library!

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The Berkeley Public Library Foundation supports the strategic goals and future aspirations of the Library.

Reading Is

Join us for the Library’s musical storytime series Reading Is Instrumental co-produced by the Library Foundation and the Berkeley Symphony. An all-star lineup reads favorite children’s books accompanied by musicians.

Linda Schacht Gage with author Michael Chabon


The Berkeley Public Library Foundation hosts occasional literary events and annual fundraisers. In 2023 we returned to the Central Library to host the 20th Authors Dinner.

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