Bibliophiles
Bibliophiles
Bibliophiles
Ruth M. Simon

Ruth M. Simon

A Bibliophile's Story—Ruth M. Simon (Fall, 2007)
From very early childhood, libraries were very magical places for Ruth M. Simon, who spent her formative years at the Beverly Hills Public Library. "My mother would take me to the library, and when I got older she would drop me off," Ms. Simon recalls. Those early years spent in libraries cultivated a love of books...MORE

Alice Box Akins

Alice Box Akins

Member Profile: Alice Box Akins (Spring, 2008)
Charter Member Alice Box Akins put it best when asked what motivated her to become a member of the Library Associates: "You might say, in the vernacular, I have been a library freak for many, many years." Her interest started early on, indeed: young Alice could read before kindergarten and was often read...MORE

Muriel Pollia

Muriel Pollia

Collection Named for The Muriel Pollia Foundation
(Summer 2008)

The Library Foundation has received a pledge in the amount of $125,000 from The Muriel Pollia Foundation that will support the Asian Religion and Philosophy collections at the Central Library. These two interrelated collections emphasiz...MORE

Muriel and Gordon Bodek

Muriel and Gordon Bodek

Muriel and Gordon Bodek Share a Passion
for Books (Winter 2008)

Bibliophiles Muriel and Gordon Bodek are two of the Library Foundation's most devoted donors. They received the honorific title Bibliophiles after providing for the Library Foundation in their estate plans. The Bodek's have supported...MORE

Dean Hansell

Dean Hansell

Bibliophile Dean Hansell Donates Rare Maps (Spring 2009)
While walking through the LA Unfolded map exhibit at Central Library, Dean Hansell experienced a moment of clarity. As a law student at Northwestern University in Chicago during the 1970's, Mr. Hansell began collecting maps. His first piece was a map of West Africa that he found while on a trip to Ghana...MORE

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