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4th of May 2020

“Make Time!” Video Series

The Library’s makerspace Studio has launched a new educational workshop series for creators of all ages. These videos instruct viewers through engineering and creative projects using household items. Thank you to our donors for supporting the makerspace Studio programs.


Makerspace Studios Helping to Protect City Staff

Thanks to donations to the Library Foundation, the 3D printers and sewing machines in the Library’s makerspace Studios have found a new calling. Library staff are 3D printing components for face shields and sewing face masks. The personal protective gear will be used by City staff who must report to work to keep the city […]


Storytime with Writers We Love

Thank you to these amazing writers for generously sharing a reading in support of our work at the 12 public libraries. You can show your support with a donation of any amount. Click to Donate. Golden Globe-winning writer and producer Prentice Penny reads The Compton Cowboys by Walter Thompson-Hernandez. Prentice has worked on Brooklyn Nine-Nine on […]


22nd of April 2020

Reading Recommendations from Long Beach Librarians

Share in the joy of reading with recommendations from Long Beach Public Library librarians. The books listed below for children, teens, and adults are part of the Library’s eBook collection on Overdrive. Sign in with your library card barcode and pin to check out these books and more. If you would like to apply for […]


A Message from California State Librarian Greg Lucas – Grape Expectations: Stay Home & Read Edition


A Message from Director of Library Services Glenda Williams – Grape Expectations: Stay Home & Read Edition

Hello Library Supporters! I hope you all are doing well during this extraordinary time of COVID-19. Thank you for joining the Long Beach Public Library Foundation’s Stay Home & Read Edition of Grape Expectations. While I’m disappointed that we won’t be able to enjoy the gala in-person, we are grateful to see the outpouring of […]


20th of April 2020

LB Post: Long Beach Public Library revamps its Grape Expectations fundraising event

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17th of April 2020

Gazette: Long Beach Public Library Foundation Pivots To Online

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15th of April 2020

Online Tutoring and Job Search Support with Your Library Card

The Long Beach Public Library Foundation is proud to fund Brainfuse HelpNow and JobNow as part of the Library’s Family Learning Center program. These free online resources provide live one-on-one guidance, skill-building activities, practice tests, and more for students and job seekers. Individualized support is needed now more than ever to help students face this […]


8th of April 2020

Grape Expectations: Stay Home & Read Edition