The San Ramon Library Foundation is a non-profit, tax-exempt organization dedicated to promoting the library through fundraising and community programs.
For more than 20 years, the Library Foundation, an all-volunteer organization, has provided financial support for materials, programs and equipment to enhance the resources and services of the Library. The Foundation maintains strong relationships with Library staff, City and County officials, and the community.
- Fund cultural, educational, and children's programs : International Storytelling Festival, After School Programs, and Jazz Concerts
- Fund half the cost of Sunday hours
- Sponsor fundraising events: Four Book Sales each year
- Encourage library support at city, county, state levels
- Stimulate public awareness of the library
- Publish a quarterly newsletter
- Help plan new libraries in San Ramon
There is an ongoing book sale in the library lobby during open hours.
Cookbooks for Sale!
The first edition of San Ramon's Secret Recipes Cookbook are on sale at the Library. For a donation of $10, you receive a collection of 310 favorite recipes contributed by Library Foundation members, San Ramon City officials, Library staff, and many other great cooks.
The San Ramon Library Foundation raises funds for library programs and materials through two used book sales each year. We are glad to accept items in good condition. Materials which are in poor condition (torn, wet, dirty, mildewed), or out of date are not useful. These are more useful to the local recycling center.
For additional information, see the library's general information on donations.
We do accept: paperbacks, hardcover books, DVDs, videos, and music CDs. We will not accept damaged or out-of-date materials, textbooks, advanced reader's editions, uncorrected proofs, encyclopedias more than 5 years old, magazines or cassettes.
Donations can be left in the designated donation bin located in the lobby of San Ramon Library, or in boxes or bags next to the donation bin. This area is accessible during regular library hours. Please do not leave items outside as they may be damaged by the weather. Pick-up of items can be arranged in special cases by calling the Library. A receipt for income tax purposes is available at the check-out desk.
As a Member, you will receive our quarterly newsletter giving advance notice of library events. Another benefit of your membership is priority admission to the book sales on Friday night, before they open to the general public on Saturday.
Please join us! Your contribution will be used to buy books that will be enjoyed again and again.