The Los Angeles Public Library is bigger than a building and more than books. Support from our Members is crucial in helping us transform the lives of millions of people in Los Angeles. Your gift invests in new readers, helps students of all ages succeed, builds the virtual library, and supports innovative cultural programming.


Supporter 

1 YR $50 | 2 YRS $85

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  • 100% tax-deductible
  • Personalized Membership card
  • Advance electronic notice of ALOUD programs
  • Invitations to Members-only programs and events, including the annual Book Drop Bash
  • Discount on ticketed Library Foundation events
  • 15% discount at The Library Store
  • Members-only access to preview The Library Store’s annual summer sale*
  • 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 Central Library
  • Invitations for two to 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

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
  • Opportunity for two to attend one Leadership Circle reception
  • Two complimentary seats to one ticketed ALOUD program

Conservators

$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

Ambassadors

$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 a private luncheon with a noted author

Directors

$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*
  • Invitations for two to exclusive programs that feature a curated look at the Library’s private collections

Presidents 

$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 March 19 @ 10:00 am

A Very L.A. Spelling Bee

An unprecedented dual language English and Spanish spelling bee
Special Events February 27 @ 10:00 am
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