Library Foundation of Los Angeles Library Foundation of Los Angeles

Library Foundation of Los Angeles

The nonprofit organization endeavors to transform California's largest city — and the world at large — through the power of libraries. 

Elevating the Importance of L.A.'s Libraries

Library Foundation of Los Angeles

The Library Foundation of Los Angeles was established in 1872 to support Los Angeles Public Library's (LAPL) multiple branches and programs across the city. The foundation believes that a library is at the very heart of a community's cultural, educational, and democratic landscape. It is this vision that guides the organization's support for LAPL's main location in downtown Los Angeles — the third-largest central library in the nation — and its 72 branches.

From the We Read Together program for preschoolers to the ALOUD event series promoting imaginative creativity, to Student Zones that offer children and teenagers homework resources and assistance, LAPL strives to uplift and empower all Angelenos. LAPL also offers adult literacy services, college-readiness preparation assistance, reading challenges, and health education services. Beyond collecting and providing critically important access to knowledge, the Library Foundation of Los Angeles ensures that LAPL addresses the multiplicity of needs and challenges facing Angelenos for generations to come.

GRoW Support


Project - Library Homework Centers