Library Friends Matching Grants

Library Foundation Matching Grants Program


The LA County Library Foundation provides matching grants in an effort to stimulate creativity and innovative programming, service and fundraising events by Friends of the Library groups. The LA County Library currently has 77 Friends groups that provide invaluable assistance to our libraries by holding fundraising events such as book sales, sponsor and staff library events and help recruit volunteers. The Foundation is able to match funding for projects, up to $1,000, that are hosted by Friends of the Library groups.


In the Fiscal Year 2014-2015, the Library Foundation awarded $11,320 to 15 different projects.

In 2016, the following grants were awarded:

Friends of Acton/Agua Dulce Library – “Summer Strumming – Acoustic Guitar for All” This program is a weekly guitar class for all ages and abilities taught by a local guitar instructor.


Los Amigos of the East L.A. Library – “El Grito” – A Shout for Independence”  This project is an educational, historical, cultural presentation of the Mexican-Spanish War for Mexico’s Independence in 1821 that include an art activity and participants received a children’s book on Mexican History.


Friends of the Avalon Library -  “Going Digital in Paradise” This is a series of 6 workshops designed to profile online services available free to library patrons.  Participants earn opportunities to participate in a drawing for a free iPad mini.


Friends of the Topanga Library – Two-day Storytelling  Event in partnership with the Topanga Authors Group.  This event for all ages is dedicated to storytelling in its various forms.  With the participation of local authors, playwrights and illustrators, participants will engage in presentations, readings, open mics, roundtables and workshops all related to the art of storytelling.


Friends of the Huntington Park Library – “Let’s go to the Movies/Cine Familiar”.  This grant allowed the purchase of a multi-year movie license to allow the library to continue its tradition of showing weekly afternoon movies.



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