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Book Van Flyer
2-sided. Includes van specifications.

2009 Library Needs Assesment Study
Executive Report. pdf, 6MB

IRS tax exemption letter

The Book Van Campaign: new "wheels" mean new opportunities

Reaching more of our residents


How you can help

Make a donation using a secure online connection. Gifts of all sizes are welcome and appreciated. (Connection to our account may take a couple moments.)

Upon receiving your donation, we will promptly send you a sincere thank you letter acknowledging your gift.

The Richmond Public Library Foundation is a 501(c)(3), tax-exempt charitable organization (download IRS letter). All donations are tax-deductible. Our all-volunteer, nonprofit organization is run by and for Richmond residents. Learn more.

We welcome community volunteers ready to collaborate with a congenial group of committed library supporters.

Help spread the word!
Tell your friends and colleagues about the Book Van Campaign, and encourage them to make a donation today. Let's work together to make this campaign a success!



The Richmond Public Library Foundation has launched a project aimed at bringing greater opportunity to city residents: the purchase of a book van to meet needs that our current bookmobile cannot.

Thousands of residents—in schools, senior centers, and homes for people with special needs—are on waiting lists for bookmobile visits. But because of the bookmobile's large size and full schedule, residents' needs go unmet.

To answer those needs, the RPLF will raise $100,000 for the book van from businesses, community organizations, and, most importantly, from library lovers like you.

Thanks to the generosity of many Richmond residents and businesses, we have reached 80% of our $100,000 goal!

Meet our Campaign Cabinet
More than 100 elected officials, city staff, and business and community leaders have signed-on to this valuable campaign—please join them by making a generous gift today.

Double the impact of your gift!
Thanks to the generosity of a local donor, all gifts will be matched one-to-one up to $10,000. For example, if you give $100, the Foundation receives a matching $100 from our special donor! Double the impact of your gift today!

Listening to our community

This project came about because we listened to librarians and to the community-at-large. A 2009 Library Needs Assessment, drawing from interviews and focus groups with hundreds of library users, determined what the community needs most from its library:

The book van is ideally suited to addressing these needs.



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