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
  • Personalized Membership cards for up to two people in the same household
  • Seasonal advance electronic notice of ALOUD programs
  • Invitations to the annual Members-only Book Drop Bash
  • Discount 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 notification 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

Special Events July 30 @ 10:00 am

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

Writers Seminar with Brighde Mullins and Phyllis Nagy
Special Events April 9 @ 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 March 19 @ 2:30 pm

A Very L.A. Spelling Bee

An unprecedented dual language English and Spanish spelling bee
Special Events March 19 @ 2:30 pm

Concurso de deletreo súper LA

Un concurso de deletreo en inglés y español sin precedentes
Special Events February 6 @ 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
Special Events August 9, 2015 @ 7:00 pm

To Live and Dine in L.A.:
A Live Mixtape

Where beats and rhymes meet food history and food justice
Special Events April 18, 2015 @ 8:30 pm

4th Annual Book Drop Bash

The official after-party of the Los Angeles Times Book Prizes
Special Events September 20, 2014 @ 8:00 am

22nd Anniversary Celebration

An inspiring night paying tribute to the art of literature and the mission of the Library
Special EventsThe Writer's Cut September 12, 2014 @ 7:30 pm

The Writer’s Cut:
Featuring Veena Sud

In conversation with Patt Morrison, L.A. Times columnist & radio host, KPCC, 89.3 FM
Special Events February 28, 2014 @ 12:00 am

26th Annual
Stay Home and Read a Book Ball

With Chair Louise Steinman
Special Events February 21, 2014 @ 10:00 am

Writing From California

Tales From Two Cities: Los Angeles
Special Events February 11, 2014 @ 6:00 pm

Little Friends of Printmaking and Scout Books

Launch their new collaboration at The Library Store