Long Beach Public Library Foundation

Long Beach Public Library Foundation

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

If you have specific questions, please contact Erica at 562-628-2441, or Erica@lbplfoundation.org.

Thanks to all our Founding Donors:

  • The Rudolph and Daphne A. Munzer Foundation
  • Margaret & Charley Durnin
  • Richard D. Green
  • Ebell Club of Long Beach
  • Frank & Margie Newell
  • Don Knabe, Supervisor, Fourth District, County of Los Angeles
  • The Lloyd & Lauretta Dyer Family Foundation
  • The Will J. Reid Foundation
  • Friends of the Long Beach Public Library
  • Mary & Steve Hinds in Memory of Ross Katsuro Keikikamalu Miho
  • Cordelia Howard
  • Eleanore & Peter Schmidt in Memory of Their Sisters
  • Barbara Egyud, Diane Jacobus and Gene Richey
  • Cheryl R. Avirom
  • Jack and Jill of America, Inc., Long Beach Chapter
  • Patty and Vic McCarty
  • The Hon. Rex and Nina Richardson Family
  • Tracie D. Harvey, M.D., a medical corporation, in memory of Billy and Regina Harvey
  • Philip and Gillian Klinkert
  • Raymond and Ana Maria Lopez
  • Mark and Nancy Smerkanich
  • Richard W. and Sandra H. Darling
  • William D. and Linda S. McCullough
  • Leon S. and Barbara Shoag
  • Kimba Anderson


and the 2016 Board of Directors for the Long Beach Public Library Foundation:

  • Dee Abrahamse
  • Lance Adams
  • Rick Alsagoff
  • Susan DeLand
  • Margaret Durnin
  • M. Lissette Flores
  • Mary Hinds
  • Lorrie Hutton
  • Jack Irvin
  • Stephanie S. James
  • Mary Lamo-Putnam
  • Nancy Merrill
  • Kim Neipling
  • Russell Parsons
  • Suzanne Poulsen
  • Susan T. Redfield
  • Tom Reep
  • Barbara Schwerin
  • JP Shotwell
  • Lynn Shrum
  • Renee Simon
  • Margaret Smith
  • Kenny Taing
  • Kay Tortorice


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