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Why join the Newport Beach Public Library Foundation?

  • Membership supports our outstanding annual lecture series: Witte Lectures, Library Live, Medicine in Our Backyard, and Financial Literacy Workshops.
  • Membership helps make our Library accessible 24/7, with thousands of downloadable books, magazines, and streaming films.
  • Membership allows our Library to offer the latest in technology — from the extraordinary Media Lab and Sound Studio, to computers, online teaching tools, literacy programs, college scholarship databases, and more.

These are benefits and enhancements the Library could not provide without the support of the Foundation and its members. Foundation supporters help transform our Library from a good public library to a great public library. Over the past decade, the Library Foundation has contributed more than $7,000,000 to fund programs, technology, and services for the 1.2 million users of the Central Library and its three neighborhood branches.

In addition, you as a member will be entitled to valuable Foundation Member benefits.

(You may decline benefits to receive full tax-deductibility of your contribution.)

SEEKER $50 (100% TAX-DEDUCTIBLE)

Your Seeker Membership can provide two new children’s books for the Library Collection. Your benefits include

  • A subscription to Library Foundation informative and stylish print magazine Bookmark
  • Advance notice of all Library Foundation programs.
  • Member only access to recordings of past programs posted on the Library Foundation website.
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BOOK LOVER $100 (100% TAX-DEDUCTIBLE)

Your Book Lover Membership can provide up to five books for the Library Collection. Your benefits include

  • All Seeker benefits
  • Listing in the Annual Report in Bookmark
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BOOK COLLECTOR $250 (100% TAX-DEDUCTIBLE)

Your Book Collector Membership can provide fifteen e-books for the Library Collection.

  • All above benefits
  • A discount on Library Foundation programs (number of tickets may be limited)
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LITERARY LION $500 ($475 TAX-DEDUCTIBLE)

Your Literary Lion Membership provides thirty audio books for the Library Collection.

  • All above benefits
  • A signed book from the Library Foundation’s Speaker Collection
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LIBRARY LEADERSHIP CIRCLE – All donors of $1000 and above will be members of the Library Leadership Circle

The Library Leadership Circle is a vital part of the Newport Beach Public Library Foundation, committed to ensuring that the Library remains a center of knowledge and opportunity for generations to come. You will receive exclusive invitations to programs featuring some of today’s most prominent writers, journalists, and artists. More importantly, you will also be part of a community that is dedicated to furthering the Library Foundation’s mission and serving millions who visit the Library every year.

KNOWLEDGE EXPLORER $1,000 ($915 TAX-DEDUCTIBLE)

Your Knowledge Explorer Membership can provide one computer for use by Library patrons.

  • All above benefits
  • Tickets: Two (2) complimentary tickets to any Saturday Witte Lecture or Library Live Lecture
  • Invitation for two to the Library Leadership Circle Reception
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BIBLIOPHILE $1500 ($1,380 TAX DEDUCTIBLE)

Your Bibliophile Membership can provide one computer and thirty e-books for use by Library patrons.

  • All above benefits (less ticket benefit)
  • Tickets: Two complimentary tickets to any two (2) ticketed Library Foundation Programs, selecting any Witte Lectures or Library Live Lectures
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CLASSIC COLLECTOR $2,500 ($2,200 TAX-DEDUCTIBLE)

Your gift of $2500 can provides two computers for use by the public and two annual software subscriptions, such as Final Draft and AutoCAD.

  • All above benefits (less ticket benefit)
  • Tickets: Two (2) complimentary tickets to any four Library Foundation programs, selecting any Witte Lectures or Library Live Lectures, including pre-lecture receptions.
  • Reserved seating at all Witte Lecture and Library Live programs
  • Name recognition on the Donor Wall outside the Central Library
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FIRST EDITION COLLECTOR $5,000 ($4,500 TAX-DEDUCTIBLE)

Your First Edition Collector Membership can provide two computers and 50 online movies for use by Library patrons.

  • All above benefits (less ticket benefit)
  • Tickets: Two complimentary tickets for all Witte Lectures and Library Live Lectures for one year plus pre-lecture receptions.
  • An invitation for two to the special Post-Season Celebration.
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OXFORD SCHOLAR $10,000 ($9,200 TAX-DEDUCTIBLE)

Your Oxford Scholar Membership can provide two digital databases and significant enhancements to the Library’s Collection of downloadable content: e-Books, e-Audiobooks, e-Magazines, and streaming films personally selected by the Library Director.

  • All above benefits (less ticket benefit)
  • An invitation for two to a Saturday Witte Lecture Luncheon with speaker.
  • An invitation for four to the special Post Season Celebration.
  • Tickets: Two complimentary tickets for all Witte Lectures and Library Live Lectures for one year plus pre-lecture receptions.
  • Invitation for two to an exclusive curated look at the Library and its private collections.
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CLASSICIST $15,000 ($14,000 TAX-DEDUCTIBLE)

Your gift of $15,000 can provide funding for a speaker for the Witte Lecture or Library Live! series.

  • All above benefits (less ticket benefit)
  • Four complimentary tickets to all Witte and Library Live Lectures for one year, plus an invitation to attend all pre-lecture receptions.
  • A signed book from each Witte and Library Live speaker from whom books are available.
  • An invitation to a lunch for two with the Library Director, a Foundation Board member of your choice, and the Foundation CEO.
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RENAISSANCE PROGRAM UNDERWRITER $25,000 ($24,000 TAX-DEDUCTIBLE)

Your Renaissance Humanist Program Underwriter contribution can provide funding for a Witte Lecture or Library Live speaker, or other Library enrichment agreed upon by you, the Library Director, and the Foundation CEO.

  • All above benefits (including ticket benefit)
  • Priority Reserved Seating for all Witte Lectures and Library Live Lectures for the season.
  • An invitation for two to Saturday Witte Lecture Luncheons with speaker, with seating for one adjacent to speaker.
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