Long Beach Public Library Foundation


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

18th of March 2020

Gazette: Long Beach Library Content Available Online Despite Library Closures

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16th of March 2020

Free Online Resources Available to Library Cardholders

All resources listed below are available for free with your Long Beach Public Library card. If you do not have a library card and would like to enjoy many of these resources, you can apply for a temporary online barcode and pin valid for 60 days. Apply at https://innopac.lbpl.org/selfreg. Please note that only the following resources […]

A Message About the Temporary Closure of All Libraries

Dear Library Supporters, We care about your health and that of all who depend on the Long Beach Public Library. On March 14, the City of Long Beach announced a series of temporary precautionary changes in order to reduce the risk of community spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19). This includes the closure of all public libraries through March 31, 2020 or until further […]

26th of February 2020

Exciting Changes for the African American Resource Center

On October 10, 1998, the African American Resource Center was officially dedicated at the Burnett Neighborhood Library in central Long Beach thanks to the support of the African American Heritage Society of Long Beach. Today, the Heritage Society continues to curate and revitalize the collection of over 1,200 items which was recently moved to its own […]

Gallup Poll: Library Visits Outpaced Trips to Movies in 2019

According to a recent Gallup Poll, “U.S. adults took an average of 10.5 trips to the library in 2019 – more than any other leisure activity, including going to the movies.” The poll also showed that young adults aged 18 to 29 visit the library more than any other age group. Public libraries are often […]

24th of February 2020

Gazette: Long Beach Candidates Respond To Library Foundation Questionnaire

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14th of February 2020

The Long Beach Public Library Foundation and Friends of the Long Beach Public Library Release Voter Guide Focused on Libraries Ahead of March 3 Election.

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 March 3, 2020 Primary Nominating Election. The guide allows voters who recognize the critical role libraries play in […]