Long Beach Public Library Foundation


28th of June 2018

Launch of the Library’s Veterans Resource Center: Guest Blog by LBPLF Board Director Mary Hinds

A service member’s connection to the military does not end with his or her last day of active duty. After separation from service, the veteran and his or her family are connected for life to a substantial system of benefits and support. But navigating these can be a challenge. The Long Beach Public Library is […]

Summer Reading Takes Children to New Heights

Once the school year ends, children face the summer slide where they miss out on learning opportunities and often fall behind academically. A study funded by the U.S. Department of Education showed that summer reading loss can add up to the equivalent of three years of reading loss by the end of 5th grade. If left […]

14th of June 2018

15th anniversary of Grape Expectations

Look out for details about the next Grape Expectations on June 9, 2019. Click to Donate to Grape Expectations On June 10, 2018 we celebrated the 15th anniversary of Grape Expectations! Nearly 300 guests helped us raise more than $180,000 to support our foundation and the enhancements and programs that we make possible at the Main […]

7th of May 2018

Take Action for Libraries!

Take Action for Libraries! Today, the American Library Association has gathered hundreds of librarians and library advocates from across the country to meet with their Representatives and Senators in Washington D.C. about the importance of supporting libraries on the national level. You can join them by calling your representatives today and tomorrow to express your […]

24th of April 2018

A Nurturing Place to Succeed – Nariah’s Story

Nariah has been visiting the Family Learning Center since her sophomore year of high school. High school can be a stressful time with difficult classes and all the preparation it takes to graduate and move on to the next step. When Nariah first discovered the Library, she would usually go to Dana Neighborhood Library or […]

Connecting and Making a Difference – Steve’s Story

Steve Leary first visited the Long Beach Public Library in 2008. At that time, he was apprehensive about using one of the library’s computers. Due to the high cost of internet, he didn’t have a computer at home. With encouragement from his younger sister, who lives in Ireland and wanted to be able to communicate […]

30th of March 2018

Visit Your Local Public Library (Opinion)

The following letter to the editor by our Board President, Susan Redfield, appeared in the March 22, 2018 issue of the Press-Telegram. To view the original letter on the Press-Telegram’s website, Click HERE. Re “California librarian not a prim post at all” (Opinion, March 17): Thank you for Larry Wilson’s piece about Greg Lucas, California’s […]

Makerspace Studio Creates New Tech Experiences

The Long Beach Public Library makerspace Studio kicked off the first week of March 2018 with two events that highlighted the new technology and instruction that our Library Foundation supporters make possible for creative minds of all ages. March 3 marked the second annual Virtual Reality/Augmented Reality (VR/AR) Showcase at Main Library bringing together artists, companies, […]

29th of March 2018

Library Career Online High School Graduating Class of 2018!

In 2016, the Long Beach Public Library began offering the Career Online High School program for local adults, who were not able to graduate during their youth, to earn their accredited high school diploma through an online program at the Library. The Library Foundation supports this program with scholarships to make this opportunity accessible to […]

Long Beach Dictionary Days Celebrates 15th Anniversary

On February 28, 2018, the Long Beach Public Library Foundation and the Earl B. and Loraine H. Miller Foundation celebrated the 15th Anniversary of Dictionary Days and over 115,000 dictionaries gifted to Long Beach 3rd grade students as part of the program. Check out the video below of the celebration at Los Altos Neighborhood Library.