Long Beach Public Library Foundation

Fundraising Campaigns

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.


  • Personal recognition as a Grand Literary Society member in our newsletter and website
  • Members-only invitation to an annual GLS event
  • Members-only personal updates from Library and Foundation leaders
  • Members-only invitations to special Library and Foundation activities and programs

How to Join

It’s pretty simple; when you make a cumulative annual donation of at least $1,000 you qualify as a member. Gifts can be sent online or by check, PayPal or a gift of stock or other appreciated security. If you have specific questions, you can call 562.628.2441.

Michelle Obama Neighborhood Library

Become a Founding Donor to the Michelle Obama Neighborhood Library!

In North Long Beach, a new library has been built on the site of the former Atlantic Theater, as a part of the “Uptown Renaissance.” The Long Beach Public Library Foundation asks YOU, our friends and neighbors, to join us as a Founding Donor to this exciting project. Gifts of any size are welcome.

The opportunities below are reserved exclusively for those whose gifts are received during the Library’s inaugural year:

Gifts of $25-49
A Commemorative Bookmark
Your name included in our Founding Donor registry on public display
Your name included in our end-of-year report
An invitation to an exclusive Founding Donor event

Gifts of $50-99
All of the above, and your name listed on our Website

Gifts of $100-199
All of the above, and a certificate of acknowledgment from Vice Mayor Richardson and Councilmember Austin

Gifts of $200 and Above
All of the above, and dedication of a book in the library’s collection, with your name listed in the bookplate

New Main Campaign

The new Long Beach Civic Center Project will bring to downtown a revitalized civic core to serve local residents and businesses, attract visitors and provide safe and efficient city operations to serve the citizens of Long Beach. The largest new amenity in the Park is the new 92,500 square foot Main Public Library located in the northern end of the revitalized Lincoln Park. The new Main Library will contain all of the services provided in the existing Library, in a spatially and operationally more efficient building.

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.