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HBFoL is a 501(c)(3) public charity supporting the South Bay Community. We rely on the support of dedicated volunteers to run our Bookstore, raise money, operate our programs, and promote education, literacy, and reading in Hermosa Beach and the South Bay.


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The Hermosa Beach Friends of the Library (HBFOL) is a non-profit corporation organized under the federal Nonprofit Public Benefit Corporation Law for charitable purposes. Applicable charitable, religious, educational, and scientific purposes are specified in Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, including for such purposes, the making of distributions to organizations that qualify as exempt organizations under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, or the corresponding section of any future federal tax code. HBFOL’s non-partisan charitable activities focus on advancing literacy, including projects that engage with libraries and other organizations and institutions that support literary and cultural activities. Preference is given to those that serve the Hermosa Beach community, and the greater South Bay region.

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