Although the services and resources of the public library are free to our community, they don’t come without a cost. We rely on our public funds, paid through our taxes, to keep our libraries in Redding, Anderson, and Burney, open and operational. Unfortunately, in Shasta County, our library funding is about one-third what the majority of libraries in the state spend and we have a collection about one-half the size it should be for our community.
The Shasta Library Foundation raises funds for a library endowment and provides financial resources for books and special library projects. We do not replace the public support from the Cities of Redding and Anderson and the County of Shasta. But, the loss of state funding for library operations has made private support to supplement public finding critical.