Long Beach Public Library Foundation

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.

Your gift of $1,000 or more to the fund will be invested for at least one year before the income is used.* Thereafter, once a year – and for generations to come – the income from each $1,000 gift will be used to purchase a library book with a bookplate recognizing the donor or an honoree of the donor’s choosing. You will receive a letter each year letting you know which book was purchased with your gift, and you will add to the growth of an ongoing financial resource creating an ever-growing collection 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.

If you have any questions or would like to join the Gutenberg Society, please contact Erica Bradley at 562-628-2441 ext.2 or Erica@lbplfoundation.org.

*10% of your gift will address the administrative costs the Library Foundation faces related to this program.

Thank you to our Gutenberg Society members:

  • Allan and Dorothy Abrahamse
  • Tamara Achauer in memory of Bruce Achauer
  • Hon. Jacob Adajian in memory of Dr. Kenia Casarreal
  • In memory of Dorothy Apel
  • Helen Apostle in memory of John Apostle
  • Cheryl Avirom
  • Cheryl Avirom in memory of Charles James and Robert Kokol
  • Cheryl Avirom in honor of Beverly Weiss
  • Susan Bathory
  • In memory of Beryl O’Kelly Brooks
  • Kathleen Bursley in memory of Jerri A. Taylor
  • Grace Cameron in memory of Jean and Charles Lane
  • Darrell and Sue Cannon
  • Charles and Rita Cole in honor of Charles and Verda Cole
  • Francis Czopek and Jeanine Bowman
  • The DeLong Family
  • Valerie deMartino
  • David and Betty Duckman in memory of Mary A. Chorba
  • Charles and Margaret Durnin
  • Barbara Egyud in memory of Eleanore G. Barton
  • Evalyn M. Bauer Foundation in memory of Loraine S. and James H. Ackerman
  • Friends of the Long Beach Public Library
  • In honor of Linda Fritz
  • Robert and Martha Fronke
  • In memory of Cynthia Galles
  • Jack and Michelle Gray
  • Frances S. Grover
  • Josephine S. Gumbiner Foundation in memory of Beth Campbell
  • Karen Gustafson
  • In honor of Barbara Hawkins
  • Nancy Higginson in memory of Rear Admiral John Higginson
  • Lt. Col. Steve Hinds and Mary Hancock-Hinds in memory of Ross Hancock
  • Lt. Col. Steve Hinds and Mary Hancock-Hinds in memory of Ross Miho
  • Donald R. and Mary G. Hollis in memory of Shirley Ahlgren
  • Robert and Linda Hollis in memory of Shirley Ahlgren
  • Jack and Barbara Irvin
  • Diane Wade Jacobus
  • Diane Wade Jacobus in memory of Helen O’Brien Wade
  • Diane Wade Jacobus in memory of Mary Lou Folz
  • Jr. Friends of the Long Beach Public Library
  • Lisa Karpf
  • Robert and Judy Kilpatrick
  • Sharon A. King in memory of Glenda King
  • Kristin and Allen Manning in memory of Shirley Ahlgren
  • Frederic Masback in memory of Charles Masback
  • Victor and Patty McCarty
  • Cathy McCarty-Procopio
  • Rosemary McLane in honor of Farnam Charles McLane
  • Rosemary McLane in honor of Lauren Gazdik
  • Phyllis and Gerald Miller
  • Michael and Rosann Monaghan
  • Ludmila Montoya
  • Fotine O’Connor in memory of William Paul O’Connor
  • Vicki Pard
  • Vicki Pard in memory of Ada McFarlin
  • Aaron and Maureen Price
  • Margaret A. Reep
  • Susan Rice in memory of Fay and Benjamin Rice
  • Eugene Richey
  • Eugene Richey in memory of June Richey
  • Eugene Richey in memory of Adele E. Richey
  • Stephen and Stephanie Salyer
  • Eunice Sato in memory of my dear mother, Sawa Maeda Noda
  • James Scarborough
  • Earl Settlemyer
  • Carl M. and Hannah L. Shafer
  • Sister Cities of Long Beach
  • Kenneth F. Slaybaugh
  • Doris Soriano
  • Mort and Susan Stuhlbarg in memory of Marian Elise Martin
  • Mary Jean Tusha
  • Kenneth and Barbara Velten
  • Undine Harris Wildman in memory of her husband William Hollis Wildman
  • Vic and Georganna Willits
  • Janice B. Wills in memory of her husband Dr. John W. Wills
  • George E. Wise in honor of Patricia E. Wise
  • Wolf Wallenstein & Abrams, APC in memory of Shirley Ahlgren
  • David Zanatta
  • Jo Rae Zuckerman

In Memory of Shirley Ahlgren
Amy & Scott Hollis, Donald R. and Mary G. Hollis, Greg Hollis, Robert and Linda Hollis, Roger B. Hollis, Russell Kirk Hollis, Jennifer L. Hovendon, Kristin and Allen Manning, Daryl Peterson, Thomas and Heather Sweeny, Wolf Wallenstein & Abrams, Clinton Yap

In Memory of Ray Bradbury
Cheryl Avirom, Charles and Margaret Durnin, Lt. Col. Steve Hinds and Mary Hancock-Hinds, Lorrie Hutton, Stephanie James, Diane Jacobus, Mary Barton and Tom Mayes, Joseph Prevratil Eugene R. Richey, Jo Rae Zuckerman

In Honor of Eleanore Schmidt on the Occasion of Her Retirement
Allan and Dee Abrahamse, Darrell and Sue Cannon, The DeLong Family, Charles and Margaret Durnin, John W. and Liz Hancock, Lt. Col. Steve Hinds and Mary Hancock-Hinds, Lorrie Hutton, Jack and Barbara Irvin, Diane Jacobus, Ronald and Sheila Litzinger, Mary Barton and Tom Mayes, Ludmila Montoya, Larry and Kimberly Neipling, Jodi and Thomas A. Reep, Judith VanderLans