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13th of December 2017

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 […]


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 […]


3rd of October 2017

Students Get a Second Chance and Earn their High School Diploma at the Library

At the podium in his cap and gown, Samrith recalled his teen years acknowledging, “I did not get my high school diploma back then, but I didn’t quit. I never gave up on my education.” Now, 18 years after he left high school, Samrith earned his high school diploma at the Long Beach Public Library […]


New Main Library Starts Steel and Celebrates Centennial Year Donation from the Rotary Club of Long Beach

“There is nothing more exciting than celebrating a center for learning,” said Long Beach Mayor Robert Garcia as he addressed the crowd at the New Main Library Start of Steel Celebration. On September 19, Long Beach librarians, library supporters, and our city leaders gathered to celebrate and sign the first steel beam bolted in place at […]


11th of September 2017

The Michelle Obama Neighborhood Library One Year Later

On September 10, 2016, nearly 5,000 patrons showed up for the grand-opening of the new branch library in north Long Beach. Excitement and interest in the library has continued as thousands of patrons visited the Library during its first year. By the end of September, the Michelle Obama Neighborhood Library will have received an estimated […]