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:


Media and Sound Lab hardware/software

Books, Audiobooks & DVD 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


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



The Witte Lectures
Library Live


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


Laptop computers for on-site use

Flat screen monitors for program info