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17th of September 2020

Summer 2020 Newsletter

Despite all of the challenges we faced, thanks to your support the Library Foundation helped the Library serve thousands this summer with innovative services. 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 […]


11th of August 2020

Take Action to Prevent Library Hour and Budget Cuts

UPDATE: On September 8, the City Council voted to approve Mayor Garcia’s recommendation to restore the funds cut from the Library’s proposed budget and to maintain a 5-days-a-week schedule for all 12 libraries in FY21. The City Council also approved a recommendation to look at opportunities to expand hours at some libraries in the future. […]


10th of August 2020

Help Us Give Every LBUSD 3rd Grader a Dictionary/Thesaurus

Help the Long Beach Public Library Foundation reach our $27,000 goal to give every Long Beach Unified School District 3rd grade student a dictionary/thesaurus of their very own! A $5 donation allows us to give a dictionary/thesaurus to one 3rd grader, $25 helps five children, and $150 supports an entire classroom. Since 2003, the Long Beach Public Library […]


22nd of July 2020

Welcome To Our Newest Board Member, Theresa Morrison

Theresa has spent more than 36 years in the professional accounting industry with almost 13 years of her career in the for-profit, public accounting and private industry areas. The balance of her time has been spent in the non-for-profit arena, with 10 of those years as one of two CPAs on staff with the international […]


24th of June 2020

LONG BEACH PUBLIC LIBRARY FOUNDATION, AFRICAN AMERICAN HERITAGE SOCIETY OF LONG BEACH, AND FAITH LEADERS LAUNCH FUND FOR RACE, EQUITY, AND JUSTICE RESOURCES AT THE LONG BEACH PUBLIC LIBRARY

LONG BEACH, California, June 24, 2020 – The Long Beach Public Library Foundation, in partnership with the African American Heritage Society of Long Beach (AAHS-LB) and local faith leaders, has launched a fund for materials and programs related to race, equity, and justice at the Long Beach Public Library. As an extension of the Library’s […]


The Long Beach Public Library Foundation Unequivocally Affirms that Black Lives Matter

In the last few weeks, the City of Long Beach, and the world, have experienced an extraordinary uprising in support of the Black Lives Matter movement. The Long Beach Public Library Foundation Board of Directors and staff have taken this time to listen, learn, and analyze our own role in upholding systemic racism. As an […]


10th of June 2020

Coretta Scott King Book Award EBooks in the Long Beach Public Library’s Collection

The Coretta Scott King Book Awards are given annually to outstanding African American authors and illustrators of books for children and young adults that demonstrate an appreciation for African American culture and universal human values. The award commemorates the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and honors his wife, Mrs. Coretta Scott […]