Ardent Library Lovers

In the spirit of Valentine’s Day, Library lovers are sharing their passion for the Los Angeles Public Library!

Invitations to the 25th Edition of the Stay Home and Read a Book Ball dropped last week, and the eager replies for the popular “non-event” are flooding in! Here are just a few ways “attendees” are planning to celebrate:

Patton Oswalt wants to be seated with H. P. Lovecraft and plans to read Tenth of December by George Saunders.

Patricia Olson will dine with Charles Dickens and read Bleak House.

Laura Glass will revel with Margaret Mitchell but hasn’t yet decided which book to read.

There’s still time to join the festivities on Friday, March 1, 2013!  RSVP at and tell us how you’re celebrating on Twitter @LibraryFoundLA #LFLAStayHome and Facebook.

Sincerest thanks to the generous sponsors of this year’s Stay Home and Read a Book Ball!  With gifts from thoughtful individuals like you, the Library Foundation of Los Angeles can continue to support the Los Angeles Public Library’s crucial cultural and educational programs, including the award-winning [ALOUD] series.

Library Champions ($1,000+)
Beverly and Frank Arnstein
Edythe Broad
Suzanne and Rob Davidow
Wendy and Barry Meyer
Lyle and Lisi Poncher
Ronda Gomez-Quinones
David and Susan Rosenblum
Laura and Carlton Seaver
Shirley and Ralph Shapiro
Ruth Simon

Library Enthusiasts ($500-$999)
Elizabeth Helms Adams
Bridget Baker
Roz and Peter Bonerz
Ronda and Stanley Breitbard
Covington Capital Management
Howard J. Fulfrost
Nancy and Michael Harahan
Mrs. James Neville
Suzanne and Irwin Russell
Randi Malkin Steinberger and Harlan Steinberger
David and Deborah Trainer

Library Admirers ($250-$499)
Sara and Jim Adler
Carolyn Barelli
P.J. and Jim Clark
Shirley Lu and Norman Davidson
Linda G. Dorman
Maureen Frank
Dr. Philip Greider
Eric and Karen Herman
Linda and Jerry Janger
Barbara Meyer
Mildred H. Reid
Loretta Savery
Marion A. Scharffenberger
Natalie Seaman
Nadine B. Semer
Rebecca Shehee
Stephen and Mary Lou Taylor
Tom and Laney Techentin
John Howard Welborne


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