The Library Foundation of Santa Monica is comprised of community leaders in the fields of technology, science, entertainment, business and the arts as well as civic leaders. We celebrate and believe in creating a public space that stimulates intellectual curiosity and promotes strong and optimal community wellbeing through lifelong learning.
The Library is the hub of a culturally connected community. It bridges generations and digital divides while linking diverse languages of learning, from text to code. The Library provides a wide array of programs, classes and services that offer access and embraces Santa Monica’s commitment to lifelong learning. The Library offers the latest tools and technology to support learning for school, career and life success. SMPL also maintains the quality of core services such as research support, local history resources, and a commitment to building a community of readers.
Board of Directors
ANTONIO D. SPEARS
Founder & Co-Chair
Partner, Global Director of Finance & Strategy at City Global & Entities
Founder & Co-Chair
New York Times & Int'l Bestselling Author. Founder of YallWest (Beautiful Creatures, Icon Series)
Overseer of Santa Monica's 100 Gigabit Broadband Initiative
Mayor Garcetti's City of Los Angeles Great Streets Program Initiative Program Manager
CEO of Two Bit Circus & S.T.E.A.M. Carnival
SVP, Original Programming & Development at ABC Family
New York Times & Int'l Bestselling Author
(Shatter Me Series, Futhermore)
EVP, Worldwide Studios at Activision
New York Times & Int'l Bestselling Author (Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children)
MELISSA DE LA CRUZ
New York Times & Int'l Bestselling Author (Something in Between, Lele Pons)
New York Times & Int'l Bestselling Author (The Young Elites Trilogies)
Adjunct Professor at USC Marshall School of Business, Founder and CEO of Grab
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Post Office Box 330 Santa Monica, CA 90401
The Library Foundation of Santa Monica has been classified as a California public benefit corporation and is exempt from federal income taxes and California franchise taxes under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and corresponding California Revenue and Taxation code sections. This designation allows private support through memberships, corporate sponsorships, gifts, trusts and bequests for the benefit of the Santa Monica Public Library. It also encourages a broader range of companies and foundation to support the literacy programs and other related initiatives while providing a continuous and dependable source of funding for long- and short-term projects.