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Advocate for your Library

San Diegans love their Libraries and are vocal and effective advocates for increased Library funding. In recent years, the Library Foundation has worked with its partners the Friends of the Library and the Library Commission to successfully oppose proposed branch closures and advocate for the return of library hours, budgets and staff. Mayor Faulconer has released his proposed 2017 City budget. Help advocate for the Library and stay informed by becoming a member of the Friends Library Advocacy Network. To join, enter your email address at the bottom of the Library Foundation’s webpage and help communicate the importance of libraries to elected officials, the media and community leaders.

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Your generosity will Help minds grow


Our slogan, Help Minds Grow, is a reminder that your gift to the San Diego Public Library Foundation creates a better future. For curious children learning about life. For ambitious young minds that will someday change the world. For a San Diego that truly benefits from a more engaged and informed citizenry. Our public library system, and your support, make this possible. Just click below to help minds grow.

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Inspiring programs are Worth supporting


Minds grow when they are engaged and impassioned. From literacy and technology to arts and culture, your donation provides the inspiration that creates success. Explore how your giving helps »

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Great Donors Like You Deserve Benefits


When you support the San Diego Public Library System, you also benefit. From private events and new personal contacts to special recognition, you'll know that your generosity is both appreciated and making a difference. Explore our donor benefits »

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