Friends and Foundation

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Support Your Library–Make a tax deductible donation today!

friends and foundation logoThe purpose of the Friends and Foundation is to enhance resources and services of the St. Helena Public Library through fundraising efforts. We believe that libraries are the heart of a community, an active vital force that testifies to the commitment to provide access to information and technology for all.

The St. Helena Public Library is supported generously through the City of St. Helena’s general fund. However, less than 75% of the library’s $1.2M operating budget is provided by the City through traditional municipal revenues. The remainder comes from outside funding, grants, and private donations. These funds and other donations to the library from private individuals and organizations have enabled the library to provide state of the art technology, award-winning programs and services, and regular activities for all ages in our community.


The Friends of the St. Helena Public Library started as a member supported non-profit organization established in 1968 to provide support and fundraising for the St. Helena Public Library.

In 2008, the St. Helena Public Library Foundation was formed and for several years worked in unison with the Friends of the Library. In 2013 the two groups merged to create the Friends and Foundation, St. Helena Public Library.

We provide support to help the Library remain the vital, award-winning component of our community that we have come to love and appreciate.

We accept regular donations via check or credit card. If you would like to speak to someone on the Foundation Board about making a special donation either in honor of a loved one or to fund a specific project or service, please contact us. With your help, we will continue to maintain the kind of learning resource our community deserves.

Board Members

Polly Keegan, Chair

Connie Egan, Vice-Chair

Jodine Whisten, Secretary

Tom Davis, Treasurer

Directors: Lynda Burton, Lee Meehan, Leslie Moreland, Janet Myers, Lowell Smith, Dolores Torrigino, Dan Whitehurst

Annual Report FY 2013/14

Be a Friend! 

All contributions to the Friends and Foundation are tax deductible.

  • Online (using a credit card–via PayPal)
  • By Mail (print form, fill out and mail with check)

Your donations help us continue to bring new and improved services to the St. Helena Public Library and you!

Tax ID # 26-3043296


P.O. Box 171, St. Helena, CA 94574



Vehicle Donation Program

Do you have an old car or other vehicle taking up space in your driveway? Donate it to Friends & Foundation, St. Helena Public Library! To donate, call CARS at 855-500-7433 or 855-500-RIDE or click here to donate online.

CARS will tow your vehicle at no cost to you. And you’ll get a tax deductible receipt for supporting your library!