2021 marks two important anniversaries — the Long Beach Public Library Foundation’s 25th and the Long Beach Public Library’s 125th year of service to the Long Beach community. In 1996, our founders — Margaret Durnin, Bob Kilpatrick, Helena Belisle, and Robert Campbell — formed the Library Foundation to fund enhancements to the Long Beach Public Library. 25 years later, our organization has raised more than $25 million to support technology, programs, and resources at the City’s 12 public libraries as well as online educational resources.
Join our year-long celebration by donating $25 or more to be recognized as a 25th Anniversary Supporter. Your donation is needed now more than ever as we help the Library provide educational tools to thousands of families struggling with the challenges of distance learning and record unemployment. No matter the size, your gift helps the Library transform lives!