Long Beach Public Library Foundation

Groups and Campaigns

New Main Campaign

The Long Beach Public Library Foundation is launching a campaign to both enhance the new Main Library with improved collections, furnishings, technology, and other resources, and to create an endowment to support the Library’s Family Learning Center for generations to come.

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Carnegie49

Carnegie49 honors those who care deeply about the future of Long Beach’s public libraries, and name the Long Beach Public Library Foundation as a beneficiary of their estate. Estate Gifts can ensure the ongoing provision of specialized programs that are dear to you as a donor. When you join Carnegie49, the Long Beach Public Library Foundation is able to thank and honor you during your lifetime. Your membership also helps inspire others to make similar donations.

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Gutenberg Society

The Gutenberg Society is made up of donors to an endowed fund creating a legacy of books for the Long Beach Public Library. The books purchased with these funds come from the Library’s wish lists, and are eagerly reserved by library patrons when they become available. The Gutenberg Society of the Long Beach Public Library Foundation offers an opportunity to touch lives now and long into the future.

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Grand Literary Society

The Grand Literary Society (GLS) recognizes, acknowledges and thanks those Long Beach Public Library Foundation benefactors who annually contribute a cumulative amount of $1,000 or more toward annual support and/or programs. As a member you will learn more about new programs and activities taking place within the Library, get insight into what the Foundation does with contributions, and meet others who appreciate and support out Long Beach Public Libraries.

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Michelle Obama Neighborhood Library

The Michelle Obama Neighborhood Library opened in the Fall of 2016 and is the largest neighborhood branch in the Long Beach Public Library system. Thanks to the Founding Donors below, the Long Beach Public Library Foundation raised over $1 million to support enhancements and programs at the Library for the North Long Beach community to enjoy for many years to come.

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