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Make a Gift

To make a one-time gift, honor/memorialize someone or support a program, select the appropriate option below.
Give $50 to honor someone (or yourself!) and the library will add a book to the collection with a personalized bookplate. 

Make a one-time gift

Give a gift to honor someone

Give a gift in memory of someone

Smartie Member Gift Membership

Support a Program

Library Live or The Witte Lectures

Library Live presents to the community prominent literary figures in fiction and non-fiction, as well as emerging talent, and their recent publications.

The Witte Lectures brings renowned speakers to the library, providing the public a forum for ideas and conversation about the environment, politics, science, the arts, humanities and other relevant issues of our times.

Benefits include access to speakers via lunch, dinner or private VIP receptions for you and guests; priority seating; signed books; and recognition on all promotional material.

Please consider writing a check to maximize your contribution (merchant fees apply to all credit card transactions). Checks should be payable to Newport Beach Public Library Foundation and mailed to: 1000 Avocado Avenue, Newport Beach, CA 92660.

Please call Tracy Keys at 949.717.3890 for updates on programs and sponsorship opportunities available.

Naming Opportunities at the Central Library

Naming an area at the Central Library is a rare opportunity to have recognition in perpetuity in a space designed by one of the world’s premier architectural firms: Bohlin Cywinski Jackson. The funds we have received to date have enabled us to finance larger scale projects for the library including the total renovation of the Popular Library in 2015.

Available areas:

  • Children’s Area
  • Media Center
  • (Media Lab & Sound Recording Lab)
  • Grand Stairway
  • Second Floor Reading/Study Area (east side)
  • Second Floor Self-Checkout Area

To learn more and take a tour of the areas, please phone Tracy Keys at 949.717.3890.

Areas named to date:
Karen Heath Clark and Bruce Robert Clark Reading Area
Vivian Sinetar Thorp Memorial Reading Area
Suzanne and Charles Turner Reading Area