The Library Foundation’s Young Literati is a membership group for Angelenos in their 20s, 30s, and 40s who are engaged in the dynamic literary and cultural life of our city. Members enjoy exclusive access to creative and civic leaders, discounts on ticketed Foundation programs, and invitations to the best events on the calendar — all while supporting the vital work of the Los Angeles Public Library.

Join us in building the Library of the 21st century!

Learn more about Young Literati’s Membership levels and our signature events below.

Friend

$250

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  • Invitations for two to Members-only events throughout the year, including the Summer Social, Family Days, cultural programs, and more
  • Discounts on ticketed Foundation events, including the spectacular Annual Toast
  • Personalized bookplate placed in a volume at the Central Library
  • 15% discount at The Library Store
  • Advance electronic notice of Foundation events and programs
  • Subscription to Library Foundation’s quarterly print 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 a ticketed ALOUD program, when requested and as available

($420 tax deductible)

Patron

$1,250

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All preceding benefits plus:

  • Invitation for two to all Leadership Circle 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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All preceding benefits plus:

  • Invitations for two to exclusive VIP opportunities for Foundation projects

($2,220 tax deductible)

Under-30 Advocate

$125

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Introductory Membership for those under 30 years old

  • Invitations for one to special events throughout the year, including the Summer Social, Family Days, cultural programs, and more
  • Discounts on ticketed Foundation events, including the spectacular Annual Toast
  • 15% discount at The Library Store
  • Advance electronic notice of Foundation events and programs
  • Subscription to Library Foundation’s quarterly print newsletter
  • Free admission and store discounts at Southern California museums and institutions during Member Appreciation Days

($110 tax deductible)

Upcoming Events

Young Literati Oct 31, 2021 | 11:00am

Virtual Family Day

Featuring crafts and fun with Ike Barinholtz!
Young Literati Jun 26, 2021 | 7:30pm

12th Annual Toast

An evening of literature, music, and comedy
celebrating the Los Angeles Public Library
Young Literati Mar 31, 2021 | 8:00am

Spring Family Day

Young Literati Jan 28, 2021 | 7:00pm

Wine & Wisdom with Young Literati

Join us to learn about LA's wine history, education reform, and of course, the Library!
Young Literati Oct 8, 2020 | 7:30pm

(Virtual) Book Club

Featuring Mallory O'Meara & Colin Hanks
Young Literati May 2, 2020 | 7:30pm

12th Annual Toast

An evening of literature, music, and comedy
celebrating the Los Angeles Public Library
Young Literati Feb 23, 2020 | 10:30am

Family Day

A morning of fun and games for our youngest literati!
Young Literati Oct 20, 2019 | 10:30am

Fall Family Day

Bring your little monsters for a morning of fun and games!
Young Literati Apr 6, 2019 | 8:00pm

11th Annual Toast

An evening of literature, music, and comedy
celebrating the Los Angeles Public Library
Young Literati Mar 10, 2019 | 10:30am

Family Day

A morning of fun and games for our youngest literati!
Young Literati Oct 21, 2018 | 11:00am

Fall Family Day

Bring your little monsters for a morning of fun and games!
Young Literati Aug 23, 2018 | 6:30pm

Summer Social 2018

Join us to celebrate the end of summer with the Library
Young Literati Apr 7, 2018 | 7:30pm

Tenth Annual Toast

An evening of literature, music, and comedy
celebrating the Los Angeles Public Library
Young Literati Mar 11, 2018 | 10:30am

Spring Family Day

A morning of fun and games for our youngest literati!
Young Literati Oct 22, 2017 | 10:30am

Fall Family Day

A morning of fun and games for our youngest literati!
Young Literati Aug 17, 2017 | 7:00pm

Summer Social 2017

Join us to celebrate the end of summer with the Library
Young Literati Apr 1, 2017 | 8:00pm

Ninth Annual Toast

An evening of literature, music, and comedy celebrating the Los Angeles Public Library
Young Literati Feb 12, 2017 | 11:00am

Family Day 2017

A morning of fun and games for our Youngest Literati!
Young Literati Oct 16, 2016 | 11:00am

Family Day 2016

A morning of fun and games for our Youngest Literati!
Young Literati Sep 24, 2016 | 5:00pm

#MakeAmericaSmartAgain

Presented by #MakeAmericaSmartAgain and Eat|See|Hear
Young Literati Aug 18, 2016 | 7:00pm

Young Literati Summer Social

Join us for end-of-summer fun with the Library!
Young Literati Mar 28, 2015 | 8:00pm

Young Literati Seventh Annual Toast

An evening of literary readings, music, and comedy celebrating and supporting the Los Angeles Public Library
Young Literati May 22, 2014 | 7:15pm

Young Literati at ALOUD

Young Literati Mar 22, 2014 | 8:00pm

Become a Patron for the Sixth Annual Toast

Party with Young Literati. Support LAPL's city-wide summer enrichment program. Celebrate the Los Angeles Public Library.
Young Literati Mar 22, 2014 | 7:00pm

The Sixth Annual Toast

Young Literati Feb 13, 2014 | 7:15pm

Young Literati at ALOUD