Daly City Public Library Associates

Grants Awarded


Goal    $100,000


Raised to date  $153,000

Sepember 11, 2017


$6,000 grant given to the city - $5,000 for health/well being materials; $1,000 in memory of Natividad Lansang to purchase speakers at the John Daly library for programs



July 2017


$4,200 for the Westlake library aquarium

$9,700 towards the renovation of the children's area at the Bayshore Library



February 2017


$5,000 "collection boost" for adult reference books (medical, legal,etc )



January 23, 2017


$10,500 for creation of a Teen Space at Serramonte library (includes $7,000 from the Carl Gellert and Celia Berta Gellert Foundation)



December 2016


$10,000 for children's non-fiction books


Donated by :

DCPLA Members $6,500

Town of Colma $2,000

SFO Rotary $1,500



July 2016


$6,500 for Westlake library program space tables

$2,750 maintain Westlake library fish tank of one year

$150  for adult summer learning program prizes




$17,500 for Digital Media Equipment for John Daly and Westlake libraries




$15,000 for 3 D printer and  refurbish children's area at the library






$10,000 for "Maker Space" which will help buy the software and equipment




$5,000 for childrens books




$5,000 for E Books

$5,000 for display enhancements at Serramonte Library

$6,000 reupholster reading chairs at the Westlake Library




DCPLA presented $5,000 to the City Council for materials -

$2,500 for audio books

$1,000 for travel books

$1,000 for medical/legal self help books and

$500 for business/finance books


This was a result of the book sale ($2,500 raised) and the match from the Board of Directors -

the categories were chosen by library staff and voted upon by the book sale customers.




Check presented to the Daly City Mayor David Canepa


$1,500 for Dad's and Me Program

$5,200 Mango Languages - interactive language learning program.

$3,300 Support materials





$2,000 for a mobile material display island which will highlight portions of the collection at the Serramonte library; also funding for incentive prizes for the adult summer reading program




$6,000 for a mobile lab- to purchase lap top computers that staff can take to schools, fairs, events to promote the library resources such as tutoring, test preparation, business resources etc.  (Grant funding provided by Carl Gellert & Celia Berta Gellert Foundation- $1,000 and the Danford Foundation- $2,000; membership matched it to bring the total to $6,000)



$1,000 for the branch libraries and their wish lists- each branch received $250 to spend on items they needed




$2,500 for the "Discover and Go" program that provides access to free or discounted passes to bay area museums, such as the California Science Academy etc.




$1,000 for multilingual reading materials- a grant approved and funded by the Carl Gellert and Celia Berta Gellert foundation.



$2,000 for biographical materials for the Westlake branch library; made possible by donations to DCPLA in memory of Mary Tissier, mother of Supervisor Adrienne Tissier.  Adrienne's folks loved the Westlake library and Mary's favorite books were quite often biographies.