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Executive Director

Cause Area

  • Arts & Culture
  • Community
  • Computers & Technology
  • Education & Literacy
  • Seniors

Location

701 Silver Spur RoadRolling Hills Estates, CA 90274 United States

Organization Information

Mission Statement

The mission of the Peninsula Friends of the Library is to raise funds to support the Palos Verdes Library District and to build community awareness and enthusiasm for PVLD services, programs, and needs.

Description

The Peninsula Friends of the Library was organized in 1961 as an all-volunteer, non-profit entity whose mission was to enhance the services and programs of the District.

The Friends became more important when in 1978, Proposition 13 cut the Library budget by 65% and the staff by 50%. The Friends stepped up to provide the necessary funds eliminated by Prop 13, and we have been active ever since.

Today the Friends provide over $400,000 annually to PVLD and the endowment has grown to over $1.5 million. The Friends are now an integral component of PVLD-supporting book sales, special events, volunteers, funding of the Teen Annex, and providing 5% of the Library’s budget-all to strengthen PVLD and Palos Verdes Peninsula Community.

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