The Tower District Library Project

A grassroots campaign that advocates for establishing a Public Library branch in the Tower District.

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How can you help move this project forward?

Make your voice heard and help us show local leaders that our community wants a Public Library in the Tower District!

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We need all the information we can get on the needs of our neighborhood and how a Public Library would benefit you!

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Help fund the efforts to get a library in the Tower! Donations are tax deductible through our fiscal sponsor, South Tower CLT.

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Have an idea for this project? Got some questions, want to offer some advice, or just want to get in touch? Shoot us an email!

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What would a library bring to Tower?

Unparalleled access to information and entertainment.

Everyone knows libraries are a great place to find a good book, but did you know that you can check out all sorts of different media? All for the low, low cost of free!



Movies & TV Shows

Video Games

Resources that uplift our community.

Libraries provide access to services and resources that are essential to thriving in the modern world. These are offered to everyone, but are especially helpful to people in underserved and low-income groups.

Computers & Internet Access

Job & Career Services

Local History & Genealogy

Art Exhibits

Satisfying other needs of the neighborhood.

Libraries provide a safe and comfortable space for folks to gather and offer so much more than access to information and culture.

Warming & Cooling Center

Meeting Spaces & Quiet Rooms

Battery & Lightbulb Recycling

...And much more!

Did you know that Tower used to have a library?

The Gillis Branch, currently near Fruit and Dakota, opened in 1940 near Olive and Palm. It moved a few doors down into a larger space in 1955, before moving to it's current location in 1975.

A photocopy of an article from the Fresno Bee Repupblican on July 8th, 1955, titled, 'Gillis Library Branch Gets New Quarters'. The article contains a black-and-white photograph of the inside of the library, where two assistant librarians are arranging books on the shelves.

With your help, we could have one again!

Sign the petition to bring a Public Library to Tower!