Board of Library Trustees
The Library Board of Trustees is an official appointed body of the City Council that oversees the management and operations of the Pomona Public Library. The Library Board may solicit funds for the sole benefit of the Library, subject to the City Council’s approval. For additional information, contact the Librarian at 620-2043 ext. 2036.
Friends of Pomona Public Library
The Friends of the Pomona Public Library is a 501 (c) 3 organization which assists the Library in its efforts to meet the needs and interests of the community. Organized in 1955, the Friends of PPL has been a pillar of support for the Library for 58 years. (Contact info: www.friendspomonalibrary.org; email: fo_ firstname.lastname@example.org, phone: 909-802-7756). Friends Goals: • To maintain an active association of persons interested in information free to all ages & ethnicities through written media, audio-visual media and technology media as well as human communication. • To stimulate gifts to provide funds to support the Library which will advance the Library’s safe and welcoming environment as a community center for gathering information and promoting learning. Donations are tax deductible to the extent of the law. • To focus public attention on library services, programs, and needs.
Pomona Public Library Foundation
Established in 2004, the Pomona Public Library Foundation, is a not-for-profit organization operating under 501(c) (3) of the Federal Tax Code and the laws of the State of California. The mission of the Foundation is to develop private sources of financial support to help meet the Library’s long term, large scale and critical operational needs exceeding available municipal funding. The Foundation accepts tax-deductible donations in the form of cash, stock, real estate, personal property or other assets, and including gifts made through trusts, estates or insurance policies. The Foundation is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors consisting of up to 25 community members appointed for one to three year terms. For more information about the Foundation, see our web page at: http://pomonalibraryfoundation.org or contact us at 101 W. Mission Blvd. #110-219 Pomona, CA 91766, Phone: 909 576-4295
Save Our Pomona Public Library / Advocacy
SOPPL / Advocacy’s current mission is to lay the groundwork for placing a tax initiative on the November 2014 ballot. This will include coordinating with other library groups within the city (Foundation, Trustees, and Friends), raising funds, participating in community activities, and developing strategies to best achieve our primary goal of sustainable funding for the Pomona Public Library. It is SOPPL / Advocacy’s view this can only be achieved by passage of a ballot measure. SOPPL / Advocacy is an independent, volunteer, 501 (c) (4) organization that engages in political advocacy for the Pomona Public Library. Visit SOPPL / Advocacy at http://www.soppl.org/ or call Advocacy Coordinator Marian Higgins at 909 622-7911.
Together We Read
Together We Read is a city-wide celebration of books and reading with events and activities surrounding one book which all citizens are encouraged to read during October through November each year (2013’s book is Farewell to Manzanar). The program is coordinated by the Library but includes a wide array of community partners including: City of Pomona, Pomona Community Services Department, Pomona Cultural Arts Commission, Pomona Unified School District, Western University of Health Sciences, Cal Poly Pomona, Historical Society of the Pomona Valley, Pilgrim Congregational Church, Pomona Chamber of Commerce, Downtown Pomona Owners’ Association (DPOA), First Christian Church, Friends of the Pomona Library, Pomona Public Library Foundation, Friends of the Pomona Fox, Boys and Girls Club of Pomona, Pomona Host Lions, and Claremont Community Senior Services.