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. The society is named after Andrew Carnegie because of his generous work spreading literacy across the country by building libraries from New York to California. His library in Long Beach was a Carnegie library—the 49th Carnegie library in the state. Andrew Carnegie’s gift to our country was more than a series of buildings. He championed the value of literacy and equal access to educational resources for everyone. The Long Beach Public Library Foundation reflects those values in our own mission, to encourage literacy and education for all members of the community. The members of our Carnegie49 society are committed to carrying on those values for generations to come.
If you have any questions about Carnegie49, have already included the Library Foundation in your estate plan, or are considering including the Library Foundation in your estate planning, please contact Erica Bradley at 562-628-2441 ext.2 or Erica[at]lbplfoundation.org.