The Council of the Library Foundation is the premiere fundraising group in support of the Library Foundation of Los Angeles, which supports the Los Angeles Public Library’s Central Library and 72 branches.

Since its founding in 1994 by the late Flora Thornton, The Council has raised over $23 million. The Council produces the Council Literary Series and the bi-annual Council Literary Feasts. The Council provides significant support to critical Library programs that promote literacy skills, student success, and technological access.

For more information on the history of the Council, please click here.

The Council

All Council Memberships include invitations to the Council Literary Series programs and Library Foundation special events, seasonal advance notice of the Library Foundation’s ALOUD series, invitations to special exhibit openings, and a discount at the Library Store.

Sustainer
Council Membership

$400
  • Invitations to Members-only programs
  • 15% discount at The Library Store
  • Members-only access to preview The Library Store’s annual summer sale
  • Advance electronic notification of ALOUD programs
  • Subscription to the Library Foundation’s quarterly newsletter
  • Free admission and store discounts at Southern California museums and institutions during Member Appreciation Days
  • Bookplate placed in a volume at the Central Library
  • Invitations for two to exhibition receptions
  • Advance electronic notification of The Writer’s Cut and Lost and Found at the Movies programs

Guarantor
Council Membership

$750
  • All previous benefits
  • Priority reservations for two seats to one ticketed Library Foundation offsite program**
  • 20% discount at The Library Store

**restrictions apply

 

Conservators Circle
Council Membership

$1,500
  • All previous benefits
  • Recognition in the Library Foundation’s Annual Honor Roll of Donors

 

Ambassadors Circle
Council Membership

$3,000
  • All previous benefits
  • The opportunity for two to attend one Leadership Circle reception
  • Invitation for two to special VIP receptions for upcoming LFLA exhibits
  • Private tours of the Central Library and exhibitions with 10 days advance notice
  • The ability to decline benefits.

*estimated goods and services received is $60

Directors Circle
Council Membership

$5,000
  • All previous benefits
  • A personalized bronze card catalog drawer in the Central Library (new donors at this level)
  • Invitations for two to exclusive programs that feature a curated look at the Library’s special collections
  • The ability to decline benefits.

*estimated good and services received is $60

Literary Angel
Council Membership

$10,000
  • All previous benefits
  • The opportunity to designate $5,000 to one of three underfunded programs: We Read Together, Live Homework Help, or Adult Literacy or remain unrestricted.
  • The ability to decline benefits.

*estimated good and services received is $60

To become a Member of The Council, a candidate must be sponsored by a current Member. For more information, please contact Elizabeth Toms, Director of Council Relations at 213.228.7506 or elizabethtoms@lfla.org.

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