About Us

The purpose of the Whittier Public Library Foundation is to help secure and maintain the funding required for the Whittier Public Library to realize its mission. It seeks to do that through private and public fundraising, and to serve as a conduit between the Library and the changing needs of a diverse community.


The 7th Annual Booktoberfest


It’s Booktoberfest time of year again! Booktoberfest is truly one of the most celebrated events in town! Due to the popularity of the virtual experience of last year’s Booktoberfest, we will again be presenting this year’s Booktoberfest virtually on Thursday, October 7, 2021.


Purchase your tickets here to receive:

  • Curbside Pickup at Whittwood Branch Library of tasty bites and brews from local breweries and restaurants
  • Commemorative beer goblet
  • Festive online program featuring interviews with brewers and chefs
  • Exciting virtual silent auction


This year all net proceeds from the event will benefit the Central Library Renovation Campaign!


Matching Funds Month


July is Matching Funds Month!

An anonymous donor has generously offered to match up to $100,000 in funding to every dollar you contribute.

Drive by and see how rapidly the construction is progressing. Soon we will have:

  • an expanded children’s section
  • a well-equipped room for our Veterans Resource Center
  • a new comfortable reading area
  • designated study rooms
  • many more computers
  • a community room with 100+ seating capacity

What area do you want your contribution to make possible?

Truly, you make the difference! Together we are investing in our community and the generations to come that are dependent on the library for education, workforce development, and enrichment for us all.

Thank you for helping “turn the page to a new chapter” in our Central Library Renovation.

  • $15,001 and above - Benefactor
  • $15,000 - Publisher
  • $10,000 - Editor
  • $5,000 - Author
  • $2,500 - Copywriter
  • $1,000 - Illustrator
  • $500 - Book Lover

Contributions of $500.00 and over will be recognized on our donor wall.

Please contact us for more information and to explore the possibilities:



If you would like to donate by check, please make it payable to Whittier Public Library Foundation and mail it to:
Whittier Public Library Foundation
7344 Washington Avenue
Whittier, CA  90602


Beam Signing

Thank you to all who contributed to the Beam Signing! It was a huge success! We welcomed over 100 people who signed one of our five columns and heard countless stories of what the library meant to them!

Upcoming Events

Latest Past Events

3D Design for Teens & Adults

Come and learn 3D design/printing basics. Zoom registration, a personal Tinkercad, and a Gmail account are required. Information about creating an account will be emailed to registrants. For Teens and Adults.…

3D Deisign for Kids

Come and learn 3D designing/printing basics. Zoom registration, a personal Tinkercad, and a Gmail account are required. Information about creating an account will be emailed to registrants. For 5th-8th graders. This…

Whittier Public Library 2020 Groundbreaking Ceremony

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