The vision of the foundation is to support the Duluth Public Library as the hub that ignites
and sustains a passion for lifelong learning in our community—providing unlimited access
to educational, recreational, and technological resources; creating opportunities to nurture
creativity and collaboration; and supporting values that contribute to our quality of life.
The foundation, established in 1990, has supported library excellence by building private financial support, deepening public commitment to the library, and enlarging the visibility of the library and its positive presence in the community. Working in partnership with the library, the foundation helps to determine where private funds will have the greatest
impact, supplementing the library’s funding in a manner that does not diminish the need for strong public funding.