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19th of January 2018

Libraries Transform for Healthy Communities

Check out the video above for a tour of the Michelle Obama Neighborhood Library Learning Garden by GrowingYourGreens.com. 2018 brings new opportunities to transform your life and embark on your healthiest year yet, and the Long Beach Public Library can help. According to the American Library Association, more than 90 million U.S. adults have low […]


18th of January 2018

The Grunion: Libraries At Work

On December 22, 2017, The Grunion shared the following op-ed by Long Beach City Councilwoman Suzie Price and our Executive Director, Kate Azar. You can read the article below or click through to The Grunion. The holiday season reminds us to be grateful for all that we have motivating us to strive to be better. All […]


21st of December 2017

Director of Library Services, Glenda Williams: Thank you for contributing to the success of our award-winning libraries

If you would like to support Library Foundation programs with a tax-deductible gift, Click Here to donate. Dear Library Supporters, This has been a monumental year for the Long Beach Public Library! I thank all of you for supporting our efforts to bring literacy programs and educational resources to more than 1 million patrons who […]


19th of December 2017

Long Beach Public Library Foundation 2017 Impact Report

In 2017, the Long Beach Public Library served over 1 million patrons with 7 million resources and received the National Medal for Museum and Library Service. Check out the highlights of how the Library Foundation supported this monumental year for the library. If you would like to support Library Foundation programs with a tax-deductible gift, […]


13th of December 2017

Press Telegram: Without public action, the FCC will expand our digital divide

Today, the Long Beach Press Telegram shared our Executive Director, Kate Azar’s column on the importance of Net Neutrality protections in advance of the FCC’s scheduled December 14, 2017 vote to remove these protections. You can help delay tomorrow’s FCC vote by calling FCC Chairman Pai at (202) 418-1000 and expressing your support for Net […]


Mayor’s Book Club Welcomed Best-selling Children’s Author Jan Brett to Long Beach

Hundreds gathered as Mayor Robert Garcia welcomed New York Times best-selling children’s author, Jan Brett at a free community event on December 9, 2017 at the Aquarium of the Pacific. This second annual Mayor’s Book Club event featured Brett’s latest book, The Mermaid, and was sponsored by the Long Beach Public Library Foundation, the Mayor’s […]


7th of December 2017

Storytime at the Aquarium with Jan Brett Live Streaming on Saturday, Dec. 9

Tune in below at 10:00 am PST on December 9, 2017 for a live feed of the Mayor’s Book Club Storytime at the Aquarium with New York Times best-selling children’s author, Jan Brett. Watch Mayor Robert Garcia and Jan Brett as she shares her latest book, The Mermaid at this community event already at capacity. This […]


22nd of November 2017

A Story from the Library – Aarron and Erica

A second grader named Aarron Coleman once walked across the street from his school to the Burnett Neighborhood Library for the first time. After school, the library buzzes with young students looking for a safe place to go in a neighborhood where the poverty rate is nearly double the city average. Aarron was looking to […]


16th of November 2017

Sherriff McDonnell: Libraries are essential to our community

“Did you know that 70% of the people in our prisons never finished high school? In my nearly 4 decades in law enforcement, I see first-hand the impact that a lack of education has on the crime in our county. That’s why I support the Long Beach Public Library Foundation as a member of its […]


Library Studio Innovation Showcased at Long Beach Civic Innovation Awards

This week’s Long Beach Civic Innovation Awards featured a winning design by the Library’s Studio makerspace. Awards presented to the event’s honorees were designed by Studio Guides at the Library using the technology and software available for free to library patrons. The Studio Guide team utilized Adobe Creative suite, 3D design software, and 3D printers to make […]