Long Beach Public Library Foundation


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 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 Foundation […]

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, 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 […]

Celebrate Pride Month by Exploring LGBTQ History

Celebrate Pride Month by using your Long Beach Public Library card to visit the Archives of Sexuality & Gender: LGBTQ History and Culture Since 1940. The archives, part of the Library’s digital resources, include photos, newsletters, papers, government documents, pamphlets, and primary sources that shed light on the gay rights movement, activism, the HIV/AIDS crisis, and more. […]

Long Beach Public Library Launches Virtual Summer Reading Program

The Library Foundation is proud to support the Long Beach Public Library’s first virtual Summer Reading Program. Thank you to our donors for helping to make this possible! The Program’s kick-off at noon on June 13 includes a live online event with performances by children’s entertainers Buster Balloon and Marc Griffiths. Visit the Library’s Facebook […]

18th of May 2020

Welcome To Our Newest Board Member, Carmen O. Perez

Carmen O. Perez has served Long Beach for over 30 years and is best known as the Port of Long Beach’s first Latina Harbor Commissioner, significantly helping to increase trade at the Port during her 12 years on the commission. Carmen first began her service to the city as a teacher’s aid at Long Beach […]

13th of May 2020

Sharon L. Weissman Appointed to the Harbor Commission

Congratulations to Library Foundation 2020 Board President Sharon L. Weissman on her appointment to the Harbor Commission!  Sharon has served as senior advisor and transportation deputy to Mayor Robert Garcia since 2014. She also served as chief of staff to Garcia when he was vice mayor of Long Beach and to the late California State […]