As we celebrate the culmination of 2022 and our 30th anniversary, all of us at the Library Foundation of Los Angeles would like to extend our profound gratitude to our Members, donors, friends, and advocates who support this beloved institution.
This year, the LFLA funded many programs at the Los Angeles Public Library, including We Read Together, Adult Literacy, Career Online High School, Tech2Go computer bundles, and Get Ready for College workshops for teens.
With your help, the Los Angeles Public Library is able to offer these free services to every individual in our city’s diverse communities.
See below for LFLA highlights from 2022!
This year, the Library Foundation of Los Angeles partnered with the Los Angeles Public Library to present Something in Common, a major exhibition at Central Library which highlighted the value of coming together to foster a sense of belonging.
Creators in Residence – Inaugural Cohort
Together, the Library Foundation of Los Angeles and the Los Angeles Public Library launched the new Creators in Residence initiative this year, which will continue to highlight new ways of thinking about the Los Angeles Public Library. Below are photos of the two Creators selected this year, Kwasi Boyd-Bouldin and River Tikwi Garza. Learn more about this project here.
Literary Awards Celebration
This fall, LFLA honored author A. Scott Berg and Shepard and Amanda Fairey for their ongoing support at our Literary Awards Dinner which raised over $615,000 to advance the work of the Los Angeles Public Library.
LFLA’s New President and CEO
In June 2022, we welcomed our new President and CEO, Stacy Lieberman, a longtime local arts leader in Los Angeles for more than 20 years who began her career in book publishing and has held senior positions in the dynamic and evolving fields of arts, education, and culture, including at The Broad, the Skirball Cultural Center, California State University, Northridge, and the Autry Museum of the American West.
We were delighted for the return of in-person events with the ALOUD series, which featured cultural icons and literary luminaries, including George Saunders, Yesika Salgado, John Waters, Patti Smith, and many more!
The Stay Home and Read a Book Ball & Young Literati Toast
This March, we hosted our most successful annual Stay Home and Read a Book Ball ever, with Terry Tempest Williams as our Chair, and Honorary Chairs Rosa Brooks, T.C. Boyle, Rosa Brooks, Natashia Deón, and Ruth Ozeki. Then in April, we celebrated the Young Literati with our 13th Annual Young Literati Toast: From the Night Stand to a Night Out.
Through all of this and so much more, your participation, encouragement, and financial contributions have been critical in helping the Library Foundation of Los Angeles succeed in our mission to support the Los Angeles Public Library in its effort to provide all Angelenos with equitable access to the vast resources throughout our library system.
With your continued generosity, we can ensure that the Los Angeles Public Library will be able to serve our patrons with the resources they need into the next decade and beyond. Please consider making a year-end gift to support your library in one of the following ways:
- Give the Gift of Membership
Give the gift that gives back! Your recipient will receive Member benefits all year long! Purchase gift Memberships by midnight on December 23 to ensure your recipient(s) receive notice of your gift via email on December 24.
- Upgrade your Membership
Increase your Member benefits and have an even greater impact on the Library Foundation’s work to support free services offered at the Los Angeles Public Library.
- Make your gift go twice as far with a year-end donation
All donations received through December 31st will be matched by our generous matching donors – up to $50,000!
- Donate appreciated securities
Gifts of appreciated securities, such as stocks and mutual funds, are excellent ways to support the Library and may provide generous tax savings.
- Make a tax-free distribution from your IRA
If you are 70 ½ or older, you can donate up to $100,000 – tax-free – from your Individual Retirement Account to support the Library.
- Create a Planned Gift
Many Library supporters have chosen to show their commitment to the Library with a gift in their estate plan. This type of gift can be made year-round and can have an incredible impact on the next generation of library lovers.
Mailed gifts can be sent to:
Library Foundation of Los Angeles
630 W. Fifth St.
Los Angeles, CA 90071
Thank you again for your support of the Los Angeles Public Library! We look forward to partnering with you in 2023!