Long Beach Public Library Foundation


12th of December 2018

A Family Developing Their Future at the FLC

Sagrario works hard to help her children to succeed. She is a mother to three daughters and one son, all high school students, who are not only given challenging homework, but are also looking ahead and planning for college. Although she does not speak English, Sagrario found a great resource at the Long Beach Public […]

A Library and a Family

For many, a library is a home away from home where they can find a quiet and friendly place to study, research and read. For Lorrie Hutton, this goes one step further. When talking about how she joined the Long Beach Public Library Foundation Board of Directors, she talks about how much it was like […]

7th of December 2018

A Love of Literacy from Coast to Coast

When Susan Redfield was in high school she would use money she saved from baby-sitting to take the train to New York City. She would usually go to the theatre when she arrived, but would also visit the New York Public Library. It was there that she began discovering the treasures that could be found […]

5th of December 2018

A Director, Friend and Educator

For several years Dee Abrahamse has helped facilitate a strong, collaborative relationship between the Long Beach Public Library’s two major supportive organizations. In addition to serving on our Library Foundation Board of Directors, she is also a member of the Friends of the Long Beach Public Library and is currently the Library Foundation liaison to […]

4th of December 2018

A Champion of Literacy’s Inspiration

Librarians are known for inspiring children to explore new worlds in books and helping to answer questions for homework, but they often go above and beyond in important and inspiring ways. Kim Neipling was always involved in supporting libraries. As a high school student she could be often found in her library in El Centro, […]

3rd of December 2018

Holiday Reading Recommendations from Long Beach Librarians

Picks for Families The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein  A young boy grows to manhood and old age experiencing the love and generosity of a tree which gives to him without thought of return. “I like this book because it reminds adults and children that the holidays are not just about the stores, getting gifts […]

26th of November 2018

From Job Seeker to Paralegal

Megan needed a job so she turned to the Library Foundation supported Family Learning Center at the Mark Twain Neighborhood Library. Read her letter of gratitude below. I have been searching for a job in my new profession for 18 months and have had no luck…until today! I just received an offer letter to which […]

14th of November 2018

A Family Tradition of Supporting Libraries

Susan DeLand has served on the Long Beach Public Library Foundation Board of Directors since 2002, but it wasn’t until earlier this year that she discovered that supporting libraries runs in her family. Susan has been surrounded by books her entire career. An extensive career in publishing allowed her to work with beautiful art and […]

7th of November 2018

Welcome to our newest Board Member, Sean Reilly

We welcome Sean Reilly to the Long Beach Public Library Foundation Board of Directors. Sean is Vice President at Bank of America, responsible for supporting Risk Management Operations for the Soldiers, Credit Reporting & Bankruptcy business.  He has over 35 years’ industry experience and is active in numerous BofA volunteer and mentoring programs. Previously, Sean […]

5th of November 2018

Preview of the new Main Library – Long Beach Post feature

It has been almost 14 months since the celebration of the first steel beam erected at the construction site of the new Main Library. Since then, the Library has truly taken shape and is well on its way to becoming a premier public center of learning when it opens in the summer of 2019. On […]