Long Beach Public Library Foundation

New Main Campaign

The Billie Jean King Main Library opened to the public on September 21, 2019 at 200 W. Broadway. The new library is transforming downtown with a bright, welcoming, modern space and programs for all members of the Long Beach community.

Become a Founding Donor

All supporters who donate $25 or more to the campaign in the first year of the new library’s operation will be recognized as New Main Campaign Founding Donors. Click the link below to learn more about the benefits and recognition opportunities of our different giving levels. These opportunities are reserved exclusively for those whose gifts are received in the Library’s inaugural year.

You can also mail your donation to Long Beach Public Library Foundation, 200 W. Broadway, Long Beach, CA 90802. Please make your checks payable to the Long Beach Public Library Foundation and include New Main Campaign in the memo.

Your Donation Will Make a Difference

The Billie Jean King Main Library will serve families in a neighborhood where nearly half of all children live below the poverty line. Learn how your donation will help transform Long Beach in our New Main Campaign brochure.

Thank You to Our New Main Campaign Leadership Committee

Mayor Robert Garcia, Honorary Co-chair
Billie Jean King, Honorary Co-chair
Cindy Allen, Public Relations Chair
Elizabeth Andrew
Nicole Ballard
Ryan Ballard
Charles Durnin
Margaret Durnin
Dan Munzer
Liz Munzer
Pam Munzer
Kimberly Neipling
Frank Newell
Margie Newell
Councilwoman Jeannine Pearce

Thank You to Our New Main Campaign Founding Donors

Dee and Allan Abrahamse
Jane Adair
Lance and Fay Adams
The Ahmanson Foundation
David Albers
Linda Alkana, Ph.D.
Sally and Gary Allen
Rick Alsagoff and Bruce Alton
Melanie Lynn Alvitre
American Life
Abby Anderson
Cathleen Jo Anderson
Dr. Felicia Anderson
Patricia Andrews
Anonymous
A Reader Reads Book Club
John Arcos and Janet Leonards
Gail A. Ashbrooke, Teacher Librarian for LBUSD
Shayan and Luca Azar
Jeanne Badgley
Ryan and Nicole Ballard
Gary and Sally Bates
Cynthia Bautista
BHCA Book Club
Beaches Book Club
Sheri Beebe
Claire E. Beekman in memory of Irene and Henry Beekman
Belmont Book Club
Charlyn Bender and Hakim Chambers
Sheryl Bender
Patricia Benoit inspired by Friends of the Long Beach Public Library
Colleen Bentley
Susan Bernstein in honor of Billie Jean King
Best Broads Book Club
Beyond the Book Book Club
Susan Bibby
Black LBC
Joyce and Raymond Bond
Linda Bresnan
The Book Bunch
Book Chat Plus Book Club
The Bookies
Bookies by the Sea Book Club
Book Soup Book Club
Books, Bagels and Banter Book Club
Erica and Doug Bradley
Karna Bramble
Laura Breen
Kevin C. Brown
Ronald L. Brown, Public Defender, County of Los Angeles
Cheryl Bryan
Jan Burke
David Burkhart and Carrie Lixey
Burlington Court Book Group
Kimberly M. Caballero in honor of Celina Gomez
John Michael and Marjorie A. Cahan
Shirley Callan
Ellen Calomiris
Rob, Mona, Jake and John Cammarata
Rod and Carolyn Carey
Liza M. Carrasco
Lisa and Jeff Carrick
Kelly P. Carroll
Pamela M. Chotiswatdi
Clear Channel Outdoor
Marsha Lee Cohen
Treacy Colbert
Richard Connelly and Gretchen Swanson
Lisa Conner
Robert and Ami Cooney
Celine Cordero
William Crampon
Bob Crouch
Mariel Crow
Aluizio M. Cruz
Sherwin and Rajessah Cruz
Trudi Curran
Kathleen Dadourian
Diane H. Daigle
Natalie Daily
Aaron Day
Stephanie Davis
Lisa and M. Michael Deaderick
Francine DeFrance
Susan C. DeLand, Long Beach Public Library Foundation Board of Directors
Kathy and Don De Silva
Susan K. Dill
Dana C. Dittman
Kimberly Dunnegan
Stacy Dupée
Margaret and Charles Durnin
Christopher J. Duvali
April Economides
Lynda L. Edwards
Eggheads Book Group in honor of founding member Louise Wilde
Barbara Egyud
Beverly A. Ehresmann
El Dorado 50+ Book Club
Iris Medina-Elston in honor of Carter Wade Elston
Ensemble Real Estate Investments
Chelsea Enslow
Iris Faulkner
Linda Jeanne Fell
Mark S. Fell in memory of Maureen Fell
Lana and Salvador Farfan – Caught in the Moment
Carol Sue Fenlon
Celeste Ferris
Wade and Marjorie Fleming
Nubia Flores Cedeño
Susan and Bruce Foat
Ronald and Charlene Foster in memory of Marilyn Cody
Nancy Fox
Michele and Roger Fricke
Helen Fuller Cultural Carousel of the Friends of the Long Beach Public Library
Marilyn G. Gabel
Arlene K. Gale
Isabella Galiteva
Kristina Gaspar
Carolyn and William Gaw
Bev Gillette
Suzan G. Gridley
Richard F. Griffin
Wendy Golden
Marcia Gordon
Nancy Green
Janet Greer
Judy Griggs
Frances Gross
Cynthia M. Orozco and M. Guardado
Ashley Guertin
Mel Guzman
John Hammerl
Kylie Hammerl
Tori Hammerl
John Hancock Family Foundation
Claudia Hastings
Rory F. Heffernan and Sybil A. Gonzalez
Angel Herrera
Lt. Col. Steve Hinds and Mary Hancock Hinds in memory of Ross Katsuro Keikikamalu Miho
Judy Hirsch
Jennifer Hite
The Hoag Foundation
The Homeless Belmont Pier
Kathleen A. Hooper
Julia Hornby
Housing Opportunities for the Elderly (HOPE) honors the memory of George and Patricia Wise
Hotel Maya
Cordelia Howard
Jan Hubbard
Joane and Donald Hugh
Danita Y. Humphrey
The Hutton Family
In memory of Colonel Mike Hutton, USAF
Joseph Hyatt
Mary Beth and Stephen Hyde
ILWU Local 13 Book Club
International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAMAW), Local Lodge 1930
International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU), Local 13
Jack and Barbara Irvin
Nina Jackson, Teacher Librarian for LBUSD
Diane K. Jacobus
Radhika Jaini
Stephanie S. James
Gehrig Jelinowicz
Joel Jelinowicz
Macy Jelinowicz
Mia Jelinowicz
The Johnson Family
Stephen and Nelly Johnson
Junior League of Long Beach “Women Building Better Communities”
Junior League Sustainers Book Club
Sam Robinson and Alexandra Kabbaz Szabo
Gina Kano
Katherine Karp in honor of her brother, Larry Karp
W. M. Keck Foundation
Nancy Kellison
Kathy Kelton
Andrew Kerr
Audrey Kerr
Noreen K. Kerr
Ilana Kloss and Billie Jean King
Geraldine Knatz, Ph.D.
Keiko Kohno in honor of Nikko Fennar
Rachel Korkos
Margaret C. Kott
John, Liz and Lindsey Krummell
Ladies of the Evening Book Club
Barrie Lamonte
Nicole F. Landeros
Megan Lasswell
LAWineFest Inc.
Joan P. Leb
Todd and Gjusta Lemmis
Ina and Michael Levin
Gail Levy
Nancy Lewis
LGA Family Foundation
Chuck Liddiard
Kathrine and James Lingle
Lit Chicks Book Club
Literary Ladies Book Club
Literary Women Book Club
Diana A. Litvin
Connor Lock
Lynne Lockwald
Tiffany Loh
Monica Lolis
Judith Lorber
Long Beach Book Club
Long Beach Container Terminal
Long Beach Health Department Book Club
Long Beach Marriott
Long Beach Women’s Book Club
Bonnie Lowenthal
Aruna Maharaj
Juliette Mahoney
Kathleen E. Mais
George and Vivian Malauulu
Mary Manos
Diana Marder
Tom and Suzanne Maricich
M. Lissette Flores and Bob Marsocci
Caroline & Robert Martin
Michael L. Martin
The Massachusetts Street Book Club
The Masterson Family
Diane and Claudio Materazzi
Deloris and Sandor Mayuga
Vic and Patty McCarty
Stacy McDaniel in memory of Lelia Wright
John and Dianne McGinnis
Jeanne McKay
Keir McLaren
Celia McMaster
Sharon McNeil in memory of Linda Moussa (LAPL)
Dianne McNinch in memory of Mary B. Theil
Linda Melikian
Celia and Adam Mendelsohn
The Meridian Book Club
Charles and Nancy V. Merrill
Yeimi Michael inspired by Katherine and Elizabeth Michael
Vera A. Michaels
Norman and Susanne Milkes
Joe Minarovic
Tom Modica
Lori Monnier in honor of Diane P. Monnier
Eileen Moore
Lisa Moore in honor of Jeanne Patterson
Dawn Mori
Timothy Mountain
Courtney Lyn Muehlebach
Judy and Paul Muehlebach
Kathie Muehlebach
Muni-Fed Energy, Inc
Rudolph J. and Daphne A. Munzer Foundation
Kathleen Naruse, Teacher Librarian for LBUSD
Despoina “Dee” Navari, LBPL Children’s Librarian 1950-1976, She Gave Life to Books
Navarrete Family
Kim and Larry Neipling
The New L Family Fund
Frank and Margie Newell
Eleanor Newhard
Nomads Book Club
Alex and Margaret Norman
Joshua Norton
Suzanne Nosworthy
Not Just Desserts Book Club
Obama is Our Boyfriend Book Club
Meghan O’Dell and Robert Acosta
Cami Olson
OneHope
Peggy C. O’Neil-Rosales
Mathew J. Pace
Cesar Palacios-Guzmán-Logan
Abha and Anil Pandya
Jean Parr
Kathy and Russ Parsons
Dee Patberg in memory of John K. Patberg “Learn to Read and Read to Learn”
Eboney Pearson
Sandra Peasley
Judith Pedneault in honor of Linda Bresnan
Mary Perez
Sergio Piña
Kristiana Placencio
Luigi and Vanessa Porco
Connie Polite
Judi JP Price
Karen Prochnow
Karen M. Pruett
Russell Putnam & Mary Lamo-Putnam
Ryan Quigley
Carol Quinlan
Linda Rahn
Catherine Raneri
Susan T. Redfield
Adela Redzic
Roger T. Reid
The Will J. Reid Foundation
Marie Reidy
Sean M. Reilly and Jeffrey Toelsin
Joelle Renzi
Oscar Reyes in honor of Gloria and Gregorio Reyes
Jennifer Rice-Epstein
James and Barbara Richards
Thomas M. Riordan
Diane Riska-Taylor
Michael and Susan Rivard
Jessica Rivera in honor of Alex Saenzpardo
Rebecca L. and Daniel Robbins
Timothy Rosbottom
Stephanie Rosenblatt
Rotary Club of Long Beach
Frances Rozner
Lenore Rozner and Mike Crosby
Elaine Russell
Kim Alane Rutty
Juanita Salem
Bruce & Phyllis Saltz in memory of Chelsea Cat
Harry and Maria Saltzgaver
Hilda Sanchez
Raquel Sanchez
Elisabeth Sandberg
Laura Sanders
Jeannette D. Santage
Michele Sas
Carl and Jeannine Schiermeyer
Kendra Miller and Jeffrey Schimsky
Peter and Eleanore Schmidt
Susan Carlile and Norbert Schürer
Barbara and Rick Schwerin
Byron Scott
Nita Scott
Elizabeth Potter Scully
Carole Sergy
Senasac Avenue Book Club
Kathy Shasha
Pam Shaw
Leon S. and Barbara Shoag
JP and Kimberly Shotwell
SILB Readers
Ami Silverman
Mary Anne Silvestri
Renee B. Simon
Six Sisters Book Club
Nancy Slusher
Cynthia J. Smith
Jean Bixby Smith
Kori Smith
Leslie A. Smith
In Loving Memory of Steve and Terry Smith Donated by Margaret Farwell Smith
Nancy E. Smith
Carmen D. Snuggs
Teresa Snyder
Louisa Soe
Doris J. Soriano
Barbara and Edward Sosa
In memory of Erik J. Spargo
Sandra Spargo
Phyllis Spear
Carole and Sidney Spinak
St. Joseph Book Club
Rebecca V. Stackhouse
Carli M. Steers
Shan W. Steinmark, Ph.D. in honor of Melinda A. Rockwell
Kathie Stroben
Dale C. Strok
Michael Andrew Stugrin
Dr. Beverly Stunden
Susan Sturm
Avinash Suntosh
Regina Szal
The Tamura Family in celebration of Lizzie
This is Us Book Club
Chakriya Thuch Roberts in honor of Allen Thuch and Seksa Chamroeun
Thao Ton and Jason Burcombe
Kay and Tony Tortorice
Margaret Towner
Robert and Johanna Tramazzo
An Tran in memory of Milon Amin
Yada Treesukosol
Trillium Transportation Fuels, LLC
Lara Turnbull
Councilmember Roberto Uranga
Karen Gustafson and Ray Valenzuela
Lance and Marilyn Valt
Sandy VandenBerge in memory of Frances Grover, Ph.D,
Joseph and Joan Van Hooten
Kelli Vaughan
Astrid E. Virding
Jeanne Vitale
Casondra Kelly Wada
Lindsey Wagner
Marshall Waller and Charlotte Hart
Ashley Waugh
Britton Weber
The Weil-Richards Family
Evelyn Weisman
Sharon L. Weissman
Suzanne Wenke in memory of Judge Robert A. Wenke, a life-long reader
Celia Werner
Sharon Westafer
Judy Lynne Whitacre
Jere Whitney inspired by Patricia Benoit
Jaye Whitworth and Mike Hamlin
Leslie Wiberg in honor of Jessie Robinson
Louise Wilde
Laurie Wills
In honor of Ramona Wilson
Khin Khin Win
Kathy Winberry
Kathleen Wisinski
Myron Wollin
The World Trade Center
Linda Haley and Marvin Zamost in memory of Isadore and Regina Zamost and Arby and Jack Haley
Tracy and Greg Zinberg
Edgar L. Zwieback and Mona Panitz