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The Menlo Park Library Foundation is a volunteer organization which raises funds to support library services and innovative programs for children and families

Menlo Park Library Foundation connects private financial support to enhance community library programs, facilities, and services. We partner with the City of Menlo Park and the community to fund multiple Library projects, including:

With your support, we will help advance and grow our library to meet 21st-century community needs. Become a Supporting Member of the Menlo Park Library Foundation today!

Little Free Libraries

Little Free Libraries are “take a book, return a book” free book exchanges popularized by the nonprofit organization Little Free Library. They typically take the form of a small wooden box of books mounted on a post in front of a home or business where passersby can easily access the books. The vast majority are maintained by sponsoring community members sometimes referred to as “stewards.” Learn how you can become one too!   

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Youth Poetry Contest

The Menlo Park Youth Poetry Contest celebrates youth literacy and creative expression. Original works of poetry on the theme, “My Community," have been entered and we look forward to our upcoming celebration. Learn more and see the past winners here!

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Seed Library

The Menlo Park Seed Library operates as a community seed exchange in which borrowers may “check out” a wide variety of vegetable and flower seeds to plant in their gardens for home use. Discover your own garden and participate here! 

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