Library Capital Campaign

Building a legacy today for the Library's tomorrow.

The Signal Hill Community Foundation would like to invite you to join us in the 2018 Library Capital Campaign. The campaign will help to create an endowment of funds for the new Signal Hill Library that is currently under construction and set to open in March 2019. The 14,000 square-foot multi-use facility will replace the old library which was built as a fire house in 1931 and served as the City library for many years. The new Signal Hill Public Library will serve as an anchor in the civic gateway which includes City Hall, the Signal Hill Park Community Center, the Signal Hill Youth Center, the Concerts in the Park amphitheater, and the beloved Spud Field. 

There are two ways you can support the new Library and be a permanent part of this special facility: the Legacy Wall and Naming Opportunities. Check out the Library Capital Campaign Booklet (PDF) for additional details.

Legacy Wall

Library Capital Campaign Legacy Wall

The Signal Hill Public Library Legacy Wall offers a unique opportunity to support the future of the Library while also recognizing, celebrating or commemorating an important person or persons in your life or in your community. Acrylic tiles will be engraved with names and be mounted among others in a beautiful artistic display that will adorn the entryway of the new Library. Your legacy tile will become a permanent part of this important building. Gift levels start at just $1,000. If you are interested in making history and having your name on our Legacy Wall please call 562-989-7330 or visit us at City Hall, 2175 Cherry Avenue, Signal Hill, CA 90755.

Legacy Wall Gift Levels

Level Size Gift Amount
Champion (5) 20.5" x 15.5" $15,000
Legacy (5) 15.5" x 12.5" $10,000
Partner (6) 8" x 11" $7,500
Advocate (12) 10" x 6.5" $5,000
Friend (30) 5" x 5.5" $2,500
Supporter (30) 5.5" x 2.5" $1,000

Naming Opportunities

Become a permanent part of the Signal Hill Public Library through the following naming opportunities:

Community Room

A prominent gathering spot for the community. With the ability to host groups of up to 100 with tables and seating, this space can be used for private events such as receptions, parties and group meetings. With its audio visual capabilities, the room can also be used for author talks, trainings and other events. An added bonus is the attached galley kitchen with a refrigerator, range, sink and storage cabinets which can be used for an array of events.

Rooftop Terrace

The Rooftop Terrace will provide opportunities to host unique outdoor events amidst the stunning views of the coastline. With seating space for 200, the terrace may host wedding receptions, retirement parties, and other family celebrations. The Library will utilize the space for special author visits, bookclub meetings and art shows.

Children's Area

The Children’s Area will offer opportunities for children ages infant to pre-teen to interact with literature and other educational activities through a variety of mediums. The anchor of the Children’s Area will be the vast collection of books, children’s magazines and reference materials, along with computers, tablets, manipulative activities, and educational toys. It will also feature an amphitheater that will be used to conduct interactive story time and other literacy activities and events.

Learning Lab

The Learning Lab will offer a space for a variety of learning to take place. The space can host a class of up to 36 adults for computer and technology courses and can also be used to teach other types of classes that will be of benefit to everyone. The Lab will feature a linoleum floor that washes easily so that learning can involve a variety of materials and mediums. The space will also include a drop down screen, audio visual equipment and sink facilities.

Garden Patio

The Garden Patio will offer an outdoor oasis for those who prefer to sit and read while enjoying the year round beautiful weather that Southern California offers. The patio will feature an outdoor fireplace, oversized lounge seating, tables and chairs, and a view into Signal Hill Park.

Signal Hill History Room

The Signal Hill History Room adds a classic space for the display of historic, cultural and artistic materials that showcase Signal Hill. Rotating exhibits may be curated by local non-profit organizations, schools, and artists. A stunning feature of this room will be the 25’ glass oil well that penetrates the rooftop and invites natural light into the space. Glass display cases, a flat screen monitor and other equipment throughout the gallery will allow for the display of diverse collections.

Teen Village

The teen space will be geared towards middle school and high school aged youth, and will include semi-private gathering areas for study, socialization and conversation. A separate, teens-only computer workspace will include access to cutting edge technological gadgets. Teens will also have access to an extensive Young Adult collection that will mix popular bestsellers with traditional classics.

Naming Opportunity Commitments (PDF)

The Future of Signal Hill

The future library will meet the changing expectations of library patrons who now use the library for not only research and educational needs, but also for social and community connections. Spaces in the new library will function in a variety of ways and engage a wide audience of patrons from infants to seniors. The new library will act as a gathering space for the community and provide resources such as materials, computers and technology, learning labs, study spaces, rentable facilities, historic preservation opportunities and more.