Welcome to the Lodi Public Library Foundation. What began in 1907 in the Carnegie Library continue to this day to serve and strengthen our community and empower our citizens through free public access to knowledge.

Mission Statement: The purpose of the Lodi Public Library Foundation is to raise funds for major projects¬† that address the constantly growing needs for library services and “fill the gap” in the limited funds available from city resources. With private support, the LPL foundation can maintain cutting-edge technology and enhance literary and humanities programming for children, teen, and adults. The Foundation also works to promote a greater awareness of the library’s valuable services. The LPL Foundation secures private support that provides the margin of excellence that creates a great library.

Your Lodi Public Library is enhanced by the LPL Foundation and its contributions. The foundation’s support plays a key role in the library’s success. The foundation offers many opportunities for giving, including individual donations, corporate sponsorships and private foundation grants. The results of this generosity can be witnessed on a daily basis The Computer Learning Center, a project of¬† the Foundation, is powerful proof of the value of community donations. More than 8200 people use the CLC each year for personal research, resume production and job application, homework and scrap booking; overall more than 35,000 people used the library’s public access computers last year.

“Libraries are not made; they grow”

Augustine Birrell


A non-profit organization.
ID No. 68-0438028
A 501 (C) (3) Corporation