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Your Gifts @ Work


Since 1997, the Library Foundation has raised and contributed more than $4,276,951 to the Newport Beach Public Library system. The library’s budget from the city has only 9% of funds allocated to materials (items available for the public to use and check out); the Library Foundation supplements the materials budget with an average gift of $220,000 annually and provides about $295,000 for core programming.

The Library Foundation made the following possible:

RESOURCES

Media and Sound Lab hardware/software

Books, Audiobooks & DVD

Lynda.com with remote acce

E-book title

Blu-ray Film Collection

Self-checkout machine

iPads for Children’s Library

Zinio online magazines--more than 4,500 title

PROGRAMS

Medicine in Our Backyard

It’s Your Estate & It’s Your Money
financial literacy workshop

Creative Writing Contest for teen

Making Memories for Children

Annual Bunnies & Books for Kids Festival

 

CULTURE

The Witte Lectures
Library Live

OTHER ENHANCEMENTS

Public computer area renovation

Popular Library renovation

New tables & chairs for Children’s Area

Pager system for laptop checkout

Tech Toys – Go Pro, cameras, converters & other tech to check out

OTHER SUPPORT

Laptop computers for on-site use

Flat screen monitors for program info