Who We Are

Duluth is a city of readers, perched on a rugged hill overlooking Lake Superior. For this city, which aspires to cultivate an outstanding quality of life for all residents, a robust public library is essential.

The Duluth Library Foundation was established in 1990 to enhance the life-changing work of the Duluth Public Library through private giving. Our donors have helped the library purchase books that inspire minds and uplift spirits. They have supported life-changing library programs that promote early literacy for our youngest children, STEM skills for school age children, a sense of fun and belonging for teens, and joy-filled, lifelong learning for adults. The Foundation and library work together, in a strong partnership, to determine where private funds will have the greatest impact on children and adults.

Support from generous donors also allows the library a capacity to respond more nimbly to the emerging needs of the community. It encourages library innovation, making the library a vital and responsive resource for the residents of our city.

We welcome your support of our library as it continues its work of informing, engaging, and connecting our community.

"I love the library because I have the world at my fingertips. Every book is a new adventure."

- Library Patron

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