Long Beach Public Library Foundation


23rd of October 2016

What’s Carnegie49?

Carnegie49 is a group of donors who’ve committed to recognizing the Foundation in a legacy gift. The Society is named after Andrew Carnegie because of his generous work spreading literacy across the country with numerous libraries, from New York to California. In fact, the first library in Long Beach was a Carnegie library—the 49th Carnegie […]

23rd of September 2016

What are you reading, Mayor Garcia?

On September 15, the Long Beach Public Library Foundation hosted the inaugural Mayor’s Book Club at the Beverly O’Neill Theater. With over 200 readers in the audience, Robert Garcia sat with Press Telegram columnist Tim Grobaty to discuss his new book, I’m Dyin’ Here, a memoir of journalism and life in Long Beach. It was […]

23rd of June 2016

Welcome Erica Bradley!

Kate Azar’s first step as the new Executive Director earlier this year was to hire a new Director of Development, Erica Bradley. Erica, a graduate of UC San Diego, has been a development professional for 13 years, most notably serving eight years on behalf of Mattel Children’s Hospital UCLA. Her career reflects a commitment to […]

30th of May 2016

A New Director for the 20th Year

The Board of Directors of the Long Beach Public Library Foundation is pleased to announce that Kate Azar, a talented and highly experienced specialist in the nonprofit sector, has been selected as Executive Director. While serving as the Foundation’s Interim Executive Director, Kate provided tremendous value and demonstrated her passion for supporting the Long Beach […]