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Rochester Public Library Foundation


Foundation Office Executive Director:

Vicki Allen

Libraries Change Lives every day in so many ways. From finding a great book that stirs your soul to researching the internet to find your next Pinterest inspiration. Here at the Rochester Public Library, you can find the free resources to help you navigate your life. Wellness classes, author readings, Toddler Time, computer and E-Book Classes, Homework Help; it’s all here for free, at the Library.

As Executive Director of the Rochester Public Library Foundation, I am honored to be able to help spread the good works of the library while ensuring financial support for the future. The Foundation was started in 1996 to support the on-going mission of the Library. As the non-profit arm of the Rochester Public Library, we allow for tax deductible contributions to the library while building an endowment for the future.

Whether your love of books or your need for a space to gather brings you to the Library, we hope you find what you are looking for here. Babies to teens to seniors all will find a welcoming space where they can get the knowledge they need to improve their lives. Your donations help ensure that knowledge and learning are free to all now and into the future. To see your dollars at work, stop by the library or the visit online at Rochester Public Library . See you at the Library!

vicki_allenVicki Allen, Executive Director
Rochester Public Library Foundation






Foundation Office Executive Assistant:

Malea Schroeder

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Mission Statement    

The Foundation's mission is to raise private funds for educational and informational resources and projects in a manner that does not diminish the need for strong public funding, and to educate the community about the Library's vital role in meeting our community's need.



The Foundation's vision is to build strong public-private partnerships with individuals, businesses, foundations, and community organizations that share our mission for creating a stronger library that is meeting the needs of the under-served.