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15th of May 2019

Happy 20th Anniversary to the Family Learning Center Program

On this day in 1999, the Long Beach Public Library with support from donations to the Long Beach Public Library Foundation opened the Family Learning Center at Burnett Neighborhood Library. This center was the first of the Family Learning Centers at the Long Beach Public Libraries where students of all ages can obtain free one-on-one […]


2nd of May 2019

Congratulations Dive into Reading Graduates!

On April 19, the Long Beach Public Library held the first graduation celebration for children in the Dive into Reading program. Dozens of children and their families packed the community room of Mark Twain Neighborhood Library for ocean themed stories, games, and crafts. All graduates wore purple graduation caps and were awarded a certificate of […]


30th of April 2019

Beachcomber: New Main Library on Schedule to Open in the Summer

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17th of April 2019

The Long Beach Public Library Khmer Collection is Evolving

“[The Khmer Collection] isn’t just about language, it’s about my roots and culture,” said Sanghak Kan, a Library contractor who works for the United Cambodian Community in Long Beach. Sanghak volunteers at the Mark Twain Library on the weekends to teach Khmer to children and adults. Long Beach is home to the largest population of Cambodians […]


2nd of April 2019

2018 Impact Report

Our 2018 Impact Report details our accomplishments in the previous year. Thank you to the generous donors who helped fund programs, technology, and enhancements at the 12 Long Beach Public Libraries.  


13th of March 2019

Press Telegram: Long Beach Public Library Foundation host upcoming reading events for Dictionary Days

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6th of March 2019

A Visual Story of the History of America’s Libraries

Check out this recent visual story by CityLab that shows how American libraries went from restrictive private clubs to battlegrounds for the Civil Rights movement, and finally to the welcoming learning and community spaces of today’s public libraries. Brave and generous individuals and groups made this possible. Check Out City Lab’s Visual Story Support Long […]


Celebrate Dictionary Days at the Libraries

This year’s annual Dictionary Day Program events will commence on March 12 and include four community celebrations of words and reading at Long Beach Public Library branches throughout the city. The events follow the gift of a dictionary/thesaurus to every Long Beach Unified School District third grade student at the start of the school year. […]


4th of March 2019

2018 Impact


1st of February 2019

Long Beach Business Journal: Long Beach Public Library Foundation Announces New Boardmembers

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