The Library Foundation of Los Angeles provides critical financial support to the Los Angeles Public Library, resulting in thousands of free, life-changing programs and services offered to millions of children, teens, and adults at the Central Library and each of our 72 neighborhood branches. Join today to help students succeed, invest in lifelong learning, and nurture literacy throughout Los Angeles.

At checkout, you may select “auto-renew” so that you never have to worry about an expiration date again!


Library Associates

Starting at just $50 annually, Library Associates Members are the core of our fundraising community.

Young Literati

Our young professionals Membership group, Young Literati is comprised of civically and culturally engaged Angelenos in their 20s, 30s, and 40s. Join us to build the Library of the 21st century.

The Council

The Council is a group of generous philanthropists dedicated to the work of the Library. To become a Member of The Council, a candidate must be sponsored by a current Member.

Leadership Circle

Members who give $1,000 or more annually lead the way for positive change in our community through enhancing and expanding the programs and services provided at the Los Angeles Public Library.

Bibliophiles

The Bibliophiles is an honorary society that recognizes the generosity of those who have named the Library Foundation as a beneficiary in their estate plans.

Starting at just $50 annually, Library Associates Members are the core of our fundraising community. Join today to inspire new readers, help students succeed, and invest in lifelong learning.

Supporter 

1 YR $50 | 2 YRS $85

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Gift a Membership
  • 100% tax-deductible
  • Benefits for up to two people in the same household
  • Personalized Membership cards
  • Seasonal advance electronic notice of ALOUD programs
  • Invitations for two to the annual Members-only Book Drop Bash and receptions following Lost & Found at the Movies programs at the Central Library
  • Discounts on ticketed Library Foundation events
  • 15% discount at The Library Store
  • Subscription to the Library Foundation’s quarterly newsletter
  • Free admission and store discounts at Southern California museums and institutions during Member Appreciation Days

Contributor

1 YR $100 | 2 YRS $170

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All preceding benefits plus…

  • 100% tax-deductible
  • Bookplate placed in a special volume at the Los Angeles Public Library
  • Invitations for two to Members-only exhibition receptions
  • Advance notice to writers seminars at neighborhood library branches
  • VIP access to the annual Members-only Book Drop Bash

Sustainer

1 YR $250 | 2 YRS $425

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All preceding benefits plus…

  • 100% tax-deductible
  • Advance electronic notice to Lost & Found at the Movies programs
  • Invitations for two to cultural programs inspired by classic literature and the Library’s collections

Guarantor

1 YR $500 | 2 YRS $850

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Gift a Membership

All preceding benefits plus…

  • $470 is tax-deductible for 1 YR, $790 is tax-deductible for 2 YRS
  • 20% discount at The Library Store
  • Two complimentary seats to one ticketed ALOUD program
  • Invitation for two to attend one Leadership Circle reception

To learn more about Library Associates Membership, please contact Sarah Charleton, Membership Director, at sarahcharleton@lfla.org or 213.292.6242.

Join a group of engaged Angelenos in their 20s, 30s, and 40s who believe in and celebrate the power of public libraries. The Young Literati are the next generation of the Library Foundation’s mission to provide critical support to the Los Angeles Public Library.

Friend

$250

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Gift a Membership
  • Invitations for two to special events throughout the year, including the Annual Toast and Young Literati ALOUD receptions
  • Personalized bookplate placed in a volume at the Central Library
  • 15% discount at The Library Store
  • Advance electronic notice of ALOUD registration for each season
  • Discounts on ticketed LFLA events
  • Subscription to Library Foundation’s quarterly print newsletter
  • Subscription to Young Literati’s quarterly e-newsletter
  • Free admission and store discounts at Southern California museums and institutions during Member Appreciation Days

($220 tax deductible)

Partner

$500

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All preceding benefits plus:

  • Two complimentary tickets to an ALOUD offsite program, when requested and as available
  • Invitations for two to attend Lost and Found at the Movies, The Writer’s Cut, and other special programs as available

($420 tax deductible)

Patron

$1,250 

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All preceding benefits plus:

  • Invitation for two to all Leadership Circle ALOUD receptions
  • 20% discount at The Library Store
  • Recognition in the Library Foundation’s Annual Honor Roll of Donors

($1,120 tax deductible)

Vanguard

$2,500 

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Gift a Membership

All preceding benefits plus:

  • Invitations for two to special VIP receptions for upcoming LFLA exhibitions

($2,220 tax deductible)

Under-30 Advocate

$125

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NEW Introductory Membership for those under 30 years old

  • Invitations for one to special events throughout the year, including the Annual Toast and Young Literati ALOUD receptions
  • 15% discount at The Library Store
  • Advance electronic notice of ALOUD registration for each season
  • Discounts on ticketed LFLA events
  • Subscription to Library Foundation’s quarterly print newsletter
  • Subscription to Young Literati’s quarterly e-newsletter
  • Free admission and store discounts at Southern California museums and institutions during Member Appreciation Days

($110 tax deductible)

To learn more about Young Literati Membership, please contact Rebecca Miller, Director of Young Literati, at rebeccamiller@lfla.org or 213.292.6245.

Members who give $1,000 or more annually lead the way for positive change in our community through enhancing and expanding the programs and services provided at the Los Angeles Public Library.

Conservator

$1,000

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All Library Associates benefits, plus…

  • $940 is tax-deductible
  • Recognition in the Library Foundation’s Annual Honor Roll of Donors
  • Invitations for two to Leadership Circle ALOUD wine and hors d’oeuvre receptions
  • Complimentary valet parking for select events at Central Library
  • Invitations for two to VIP exhibition opening receptions

Ambassador

$2,500

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All of the preceding benefits plus…

  • $2,440 is tax-deductible
  • Private tours of the Central Library and exhibitions
  • Invitations for two to private, behind-the-scenes events inspired by cultural programs and special exhibitions

Director

$5,000

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Gift a Membership

All of the preceding benefits plus…

  • $4,815 is tax-deductible
  • Bronze card catalog plaque engraved with personalized inscription* placed in the historic Lodwrick M. Cook Rotunda at the Central Library
  • Invitations for two to exclusive programs that feature a curated look at the Library’s private collections

President

$10,000

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Gift a Membership

All Leadership Circle benefits, plus…

  • $9,815 is tax-deductible
  • Two complimentary seats to all ticketed Library Foundation events and exhibition receptions

To learn more about Leadership Circle Membership, please contact Sarah Charleton, Membership Director, at sarahcharleton@lfla.org or 213.292.6242.

Support the future of the Los Angeles Public Library by creating a planned gift today.

The Bibliophiles is an honorary society that recognizes the generosity of individuals who have named the Library Foundation of Los Angeles as a beneficiary in their estate plans. This esteemed group of philanthropists helps ensure that the Los Angeles Public Library will be able to inspire and educate future generations.

There is no minimum gift to become a Member of the Bibliophiles — simply inform the Library that you have named the Library Foundation in your will or trust, or have designated the Library as beneficiary of a retirement account or insurance policy.

As a Bibliophile, you will receive:

  • An invitation to an annual event honoring the Bibliophiles;
  • Invitations to Library Foundation special events;
  • A subscription to the Library Foundation Newsletter; and
  • Acknowledgement in the Library Foundation’s annual Honor Roll of Donors

Planned Gifts Options and Organization Information

Types of planned gifts can include:

  • Wills and Living Trusts (also known as Bequests)
  • Charitable Trusts
  • Charitable Gift Annuities
  • Retirement Accounts
  • Life Insurance

Gifts to the Library are not subject to estate tax. Please consult with your attorney or other advisors to make sure that the gift you choose makes sense as part of your overall estate plan.

Sample language to include the Library Foundation in your estate plan: “I give and bequeath [$ amount or % of estate] to the Library Foundation of Los Angeles.”

Information for professional advisors: The full legal name of the organization is: Library Foundation of Los Angeles. Our address is 630 W. Fifth Street, Los Angeles, CA 90071. Our Federal Tax Identification Number is #95-4368250.

Contact Us

If you have created a planned gift to support the Library – or if you intend to – we hope you will let us know, so we may recognize your generosity. You can also print and mail this planned giving reply form to the Library Foundation. All correspondence will be kept confidential.

For more information, please contact Sharon Padua, Director of Major and Planned Gifts, at 213.292.6268 or sharonpadua@lfla.org.

 

To learn more about planned giving, please contact Sharon Padua, Director of Major and Planned Gifts, at sharonpadua@lfla.org or 213.292.6268.

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