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

MARGARET STOHL
Founder & Co-Chair

New York Times & Int'l Bestselling Author. Founder of YallWest (Beautiful Creatures, Icon Series)

 

GARY CARTER
Board Director

Overseer of Santa Monica's 100 Gigabit Broadband Initiative

CARTER RUBIN
Board Director

Mayor Garcetti's City of Los Angeles Great Streets Program Initiative Program Manager

 

BRENT BUSHNELL
Board Director

CEO of Two Bit Circus & S.T.E.A.M. Carnival

SIMRAN SETHI
Board Director

SVP, Original Programming & Development at ABC Family

 

TAHEREH MAFI
Board Director
New York Times & Int'l Bestselling Author
(Shatter Me Series, Futhermore)

DAVE STOHL
Board Director

EVP, Worldwide Studios at Activision

 

RANSOM RIGGS
Board Director

New York Times & Int'l Bestselling Author (Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children)
 

MELISSA DE LA CRUZ
Board Director

New York Times & Int'l Bestselling Author (Something in Between, Lele Pons)

 

MARIE LU
Board Director

New York Times & Int'l Bestselling Author (The Young Elites Trilogies) 

ANTHONY BORQUEZ
Board Director

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.