Your Gifts @ Work

Since 2009, the Library Foundation has raised and contributed $6,892,596 to the Newport Beach Public Library system. The library’s budget from the City has only 7% of funds allocated to materials (items available for the public to use and check out); the Library Foundation annually supplements the materials budget with an average gift of $160,000 and $350,000 for educational programming.

Over the years the Library Foundation has made the following possible:

Resources and Enhancements

Books, audiobooks on CD and DVDS
Downloadable eBooks and audiobooks
Remote Access Learning licenses
RBdigital online magazines
Kanopy – streaming
Wayfinding touch screen kiosk and signage
Media and Sound Lab hardware and software
Tech Toys for checkout – Go Pros, cameras, converters
Blu-ray Film Collection
Self-checkout machines
Pager system for laptop checkout
Daily Pilot Microfilm Digitization
AWE Early Learning Literacy Stations
Public computer area renovation
Popular Library renovation
Children’s Area furniture
iPads for Children’s area
Sword room repurposing
Study carol improvements
Laptops for onsite use
Business Center
Newport/Mesa ProLiteracy



Book Discussion Group
Creative Writing Contest for teens
Financial Literacy Workshops: It’s Your Money and It’s Your Estate
Library Live author series
Making Memories for Children programming
Medicine in Our Backyard with UCI Health
The Witte Lectures with distinguished speakers



Biannual Bookmark Magazine
Podcasts: Library Live, The Witte Lectures
Video: Library Live, Medicine in Our Backyard, The Witte Lectures