Here you’ll find information on the proposed new modern library, community center and public square.  Collectively known as The Commons, these vital community resources will be located on the corner of Rose Lane and Doherty Drive, Larkspur. The location is ideal, being close to five schools and a short stroll to the Lark Theater and downtown businesses. The vision is to build The Commons in three phases, as funds allow. This promises to be a dynamic hub for all the communities in the greater Ross Valley. Please explore our site to learn about our vision and how you can get involved. 

TCF has launched two separate gift matching programs for 2022: the Community Match for $1,000 up to $49,999 gifts; and the Lerner-Berkemeier Challenge for gifts $50,000 and above. These two programs enable donors to immediately double their gift through the sponsored match, and potentially double it again with the State Matching Grant.

Inflection Point

We are at an inflection point in regards to funding and building a new modern library:

  • The City now has up to $1 Million to put into a new library from the state grant received in June;
  • The City Council has now decided to move the library out of City Hall and not move it back regardless of what they decide to do with City Hall or the City government services;
  • The City now may be able to access up to $10 Million in State funds through a matching grant program for libraries in the 2021-22 State budget; and
  • The City needs to make a series of decisions regarding the new library at the Commons because the State grant application is due in March and funds may be granted as soon as April, 2022.

This inflection point is the most positive position TCF as been in since we started in 2018, though it still means that we need to raise $5 Million by the end of 2022.


Enabling Community

A modern Library with outdoor program space and a covered ramada for viewing Mt. Tam creates an opportunity and location for all of our communities to congregate and grow. Read More

Having a Multi-Generational Impact

Whether you care about education, culture,  generational programming, or community opportunities, the new modern library is being developed for everyone. Read More…

Designated non-profit partner of City

Designated non-profit partner of City to raise $5M in funds for building Phase 1 of the new modern library at The Commons.   Read More…


June 2 Donor Appreciation Event

See the interview of Scott Lockard, AIA, Lockard Creative, who created our drawings for the Commons and our new modern library.

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