The Library Foundation of Los Angeles provides critical support to the Los Angeles Public Library by providing programs free of charge to millions of children, teens, and adults at the Central Library and at each of our 72 neighborhood branches. 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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  • 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 The Writer’s Cut and 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

Sustainer

1 YR $250 | 2 YRS $425

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All preceding benefits plus…

  • 100% tax-deductible
  • Advance electronic notice of The Writer’s Cut and 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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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
  • Opportunity for two to attend one Leadership Circle reception

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

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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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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All Leadership Circle benefits, plus…

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

Upcoming Events

Exhibition Sep 16, 2017 | 10:00 am
Special Events Aug 19, 2017 | 10:00 am
Special Events Jul 8, 2017 | 10:00 am

Sudden Fiction: The Short Short Story

Writers Seminar with Bernard Cooper
Special Events Apr 22, 2017 | 8:00 pm

6th Annual Book Drop Bash

The Largest Library Party of the Year!
Special Events Mar 5, 2017 | 10:00 am

29th Annual Stay Home
and Read a Book Ball

"I like to party, and by party I mean read books."
Special Events Feb 18, 2017 | 10:00 am

Saying the Unsayable: A Study of Poetry

Writers Seminar with Brendan Constantine
Special Events Jan 28, 2017 | 2:30 pm

Elements of Style: How Writers Make Magic

Writers Seminar with Janet Fitch
Special Events Jan 9, 2017 | 10:00 am

Sponsor the 29th Annual
Stay Home and Read a Book Ball!

Sponsor the coziest fundraising campaign of the year!
Special Events Dec 4, 2016 | 11:00 am

Shakespeare Members-Only
Exhibition Reception

America's Shakespeare: The Bard Goes West
Exhibition Nov 17, 2016 | 10:00 am
Special Events Jul 30, 2016 | 10:00 am

ADAPT THIS: A Consideration of the Art and Craft of Adaptation

Writers Seminar with Brighde Mullins and Phyllis Nagy
Special Events Jul 23, 2016 | 2:00 pm
Special Events Apr 9, 2016 | 8:30 pm

5th Annual Book Drop Bash

5th Annual Book Drop Bash

Lost & Found at the Movies

From the Valley to Valyria: Word and World Building in Hollywood
Special Events Mar 19, 2016 | 2:30 pm

A Very L.A. Spelling Bee

An unprecedented dual language English and Spanish spelling bee
Special Events Mar 19, 2016 | 2:30 pm

Concurso de deletreo súper LA

Un concurso de deletreo en inglés y español sin precedentes
Special Events Mar 6, 2016 | 10:00 am
Special Events Feb 27, 2016 | 10:00 am
Special Events Feb 6, 2016 | 10:00 am

Based on a True Story:
Writing from Actual Events,
On Stage and On Screen

Writers Seminar with Dawn Atkinson Prestwich and Brighde Mullins

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