Inspiring minds, transforming lives

The public library has the power to change lives. Visit the library in-person or virtually and you will experience its wonder: a place of opportunity where all are welcome to browse, create, dream, read, and learn. A book can catapult a person forward. A newspaper can spark an idea. A program can teach a new skill.

The life-changing resources at the library are multiplied by the generosity of individual donors and community partners. Gifts to the Duluth Library Foundation, large and small, help the Duluth Public Library ignite a lifelong love of learning and open doors of opportunity.

In 2019, gifts to the Duluth Library Foundation benefited the people who visited the library, in person and online, to read, check out materials, attend programs, play, print information, use computers, socialize, do puzzles, ask questions, request materials, do genealogical research, download books, and access databases—1,000 people per day!

Together, we are creating brighter futures.

How does my gift help the library?

Every Child Ready Duluth

The Duluth Public Library has crafted a bold new initiative, Every Child Ready Duluth, to help bridge the gap in school readiness in Duluth so that all of our children can succeed.

School Age Achievement

Gifts to the Duluth Library Foundation support books and programs that inspire children all year long, transforming them into fluent readers.

Teen Engagement

For teens who are facing difficult odds, the library is a safe place and a lifeline. Librarians are trusted guides who offer encouragement and a sense of belonging. Gifts to the Duluth Library Foundation help make this important work possible.

Lifelong Learning

Foundation support helps the library offer books, newspapers, magazines, and programs. Allowing people of all ages to come together to learn, discuss, and reflect on topics that affect our world.

Re-designing Library Spaces

The Duluth Public Library is offering more than ever, and people are responding. Donor support has made it possible to repurpose, redesign, and revitalize library spaces, making the library more welcoming and efficient.

I Love My Library!

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