Rise to the Challenge! And your gift will be matched!

With a great library, the sky's the limit

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Gifts under $500 will be matched 1:1, DOUBLING your impact. Gifts $500 or more will be matched 2:1, TRIPLING your impact.

We live in a challenging world.

But we can all agree that the library is one place where we can come together, expand our minds, and reach for new possibilities.

It's where we become a better, smarter, more engaged community.

So, we have a challenge for you. Thanks to a generous grant from the Saul Zaentz Charitable Foundation, every gift you make to the Berkeley Public Library Foundation will be matched!

Your gifts will be at work every day, making a great library extraordinary.

Make a $1,000 or more gift to the Foundation and become a member of the Rosa Shattuck Circle of sustaining donors!

In 1903, Rosa Shattuck, a Berkeley pioneer and lifelong public library supporter, secured the funding and donated the land for Berkeley's first permanent public library. Make a sustaining gift to the Berkeley Public Library Foundation and become a member of the Rosa Shattuck Circle today! Circle donors enjoy special events and benefits throughout the year.