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31st of December 2019

Library Foundation Support in 2019

The Family Learning Center program celebrated its 20th anniversary. The first Family Learning Center opened on May 15, 1999 at Burnett Library. Today, the program includes dedicated spaces at the libraries as well as online components. In 2019, the FLC program held 16,495 one-on-one support sessions made possible by donations to the Library Foundation. The […]


20th of December 2019

Library Foundation Earns High Marks From Rating Agencies

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18th of December 2019

Library Foundation Earns Highest Rankings from Charity Navigator and GuideStar

The Long Beach Public Library Foundation’s strong financial health and commitment to accountability and transparency have earned it a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator, America’s largest independent charity evaluator. According to Charity Navigator, only a quarter of charities rated receive the distinction of a 4-star rating. The Library Foundation has also received the Platinum Seal […]


Library Pilots Social Work Internship Program to Better Serve the Homeless

On December 2, 2019, the Long Beach Public Library announced that it is piloting a social work internship program to better serve the needs of patrons who may be experiencing homelessness, mental illness or have substance use challenges. The program is a partnership between the Library and the Department of Health and Human Services and […]


17th of December 2019

Champion of Literacy, Nancy Merrill

For nearly a decade, Nancy Merrill has supported the Long Beach Public Library Foundation’s mission at all 12 of the city’s public libraries as a Board member. Nancy has served on the Board during a time of great evolution for the Library. On October 25, 2014, Nancy attended and helped break ground on a much […]


16th of December 2019

Welcome To Our Newest Board Member, Greg Zinberg

As Vice President at the Clark Construction Group, Greg Zinberg leads teams in the procurement, pre-construction, and construction of complex high profile projects. He is an instructor for Clark’s Corporate University and Strategic Partnership Program, and is active in the development of Lean culture and processes.  During more than 20 years with Clark Construction, Greg […]


Welcome To Our Newest Board Member, Liz Munzer

Liz Munzer has three children, ages 10, 9, and 7. Liz currently resides in Mission Viejo. Despite her home being in south Orange County, she spends most of her time in Long Beach. Liz works as a realtor for First Team/Christies in Bixby Knolls. Liz also dedicates a substantial amount of time participating as a […]


25th of November 2019

Books That Make Long Beach Librarians Feel Thankful

These recommended books are available at the Long Beach Public Library. Visit the Library’s catalog at encore.lbpl.org. “The book I am most thankful for is Anne Frank: the Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank. Hitching around the world you find that people the world over are kind and extremely generous. They want the same things […]


7th of November 2019

The Complicated Role of the Modern Public Library – Humanities: The Magazine of the National Endowment for the Humanities

In her recent article, “The Complicated Role of the Modern Library: Something for Everyone,” in the Fall 2019 issue of Humanities: The Magazine of the National Endowment for the Humanities, Jennifer Howard examines the many important functions of libraries in the communities they serve. Libraries serve as free, shared spaces when many truly public facilities […]


1st of November 2019

Giving Back: Long Beach Public Library Foundation

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