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On Saturday, September 26, 2020, the Literary Awards Celebration will be taking place virtually! Grab your friends and family to enjoy celebrating our honorees and the work of the Los Angeles Public Library. This biennial gala raises vital funds to underwrite programs throughout the Los Angeles Public Library’s 73 branches.

We are thrilled to present the 2020 Light of Learning Award to Library Foundation supporter Marna Schnabel, as well as the 2020 Literary Award to Poet Laureate Billy Collins. The evening will feature special guests, highlight Library programs, and much more. Invite your friends, plan your wardrobe attire, and open your favorite bottle of bubbly as we honor these amazing contributors and see firsthand how our beloved library system is helping our community during these challenging times.

Proceeds from the Literary Awards Celebration benefit three major program areas supported by the Library Foundation: Investing in New Readers, Helping Students Succeed, and Creating the Innovative Library of the Future. As 2020 has been challenging for so many throughout the nation in our city, your support is needed now more than ever so our Library can address the needs of our children, teens, and adults. Through our outreach programs, we are able to serve and support our community by providing educational opportunities, enabling outlets for creativity, and putting books in the hands of those who need them most.

Don’t wait. Register today to become a Patron of the Literary Awards Celebration. If you have any questions or would like further information, please contact Elizabeth Toms at [email protected] or (213) 228-7506.

We look forward to “seeing” you there!

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