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23rd of November 2020

Recently Honored Books by Native American Authors in the Long Beach Public Library’s Collection

Celebrate National Native American Heritage Month with these recently honored books. Find these books and more by Native American writers in the Long Beach Public Library’s collection. Books for Children and Teens The following books have all been recognized by the American Indian Youth Literature Awards (AIYLA) which honors the very best writing and illustrations […]


17th of November 2020

Welcome to Our Newest Board Member, John Mathews II

John Mathews II currently serves as Director of Community Engagement and Senior Legal Counsel for The Justice Collaborative (“TJC”), which is an independent, nonpartisan research and advocacy organization devoted to reforming the criminal justice system and building healthier and safer communities. In addition to advocacy and policy work at TJC, John also serves on the […]


16th of October 2020

Voter Guide for Library Supporters

The Long Beach Public Library Foundation and the Friends of the Long Beach Public Library, two nonprofit organizations that raise funds and advocate for the city’s 12 public libraries, have jointly created a Voter Guide for the November 3, 2020 General Election. The guide, available at lbplfoundation.org/voters, allows voters who recognize the critical role libraries play […]


8th of October 2020

Hispanic Heritage Month: Re-inventing Ourselves in the Pandemic

By Gregorio LukeGregorio Luke is an expert on Mexican and Latin American art and culture. He is the former Director of the Museum of Latin American Art, Consul of Cultural Affairs of Mexico in Los Angeles and the First Secretary of the embassy of Mexico in Washington D.C. There is after all a silver lining […]


Library Learning Guides Staff New Hotline Connecting the Community with Digital Resources

The digital divide in Long Beach is estimated to have grown significantly this year, leaving many without a connection to the Internet when they need it most for schoolwork and job searches. We are proud to share that several of the Learning Guides of the Library Foundation supported Family Learning Center program are helping to address […]


21st of September 2020

Over $3.3 Million Raised for the Billie Jean King Main Library

On the one-year anniversary of the Billie Jean King Main Library Grand Opening, the Long Beach Public Library Foundation is proud to announce the completion of its New Main Campaign and more than $3.3 million raised for technology, programs, and enhancements at the City’s newest library. Nearly 500 community members, book clubs, foundations, and local organizations […]


17th of September 2020

Summer 2020 Newsletter

Despite all of the challenges we faced, the Library Foundation helped the Library serve thousands this summer with innovative services thanks to your support. Check out our summer newsletter with details about virtual programs, how the Family Learning Center proved pandemic proof, social distance celebrating, and our fund for race, equity, and justice resources at […]


10th of September 2020

Bling for Books – Oct 15-18


Long Beach Gives – September 24

The Long Beach Public Library Foundation is proud to be a part of Long Beach Gives, our city’s annual day of giving, on September 24, 2020! Become a fundraiser for our campaign and help us reach our goal to give every LBUSD 3rd grade student a dictionary/thesaurus of their very own. You can create your […]


27th of August 2020

Dive into Reading Goes Virtual

Thanks to donations to the Long Beach Public Library Foundation, the Dive into Reading early literacy program for families with children ages 0-5 is relaunching virtually. The live online launch event on August 29 at 10:30 a.m. on the Library’s Facebook page will include a craft workshop for children to make their own musical instruments and a […]