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2nd of October 2019

Celebrating with Billie Jean King

On September 21, 2019 the City of Long Beach celebrated the Grand Opening of the Billie Jean King Main Library with thousands in attendance. The Library’s namesake was one of the first to enter the newly opened library after a rallying speech to the crowd. “My dream is that the new Main Library will be […]


28th of September 2019

Anticipation Make It Sweeter

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27th of September 2019

Welcome To Our Newest Board Member, Joan Van Hooten

Joan Van Hooten has 35 years of experience in nonprofit arts management and fund development at visual and performing arts organizations throughout Southern California and at the University of Southern California. She was Director of Development at Long Beach Museum of Art and Orange County Museum of Art and Director of Major and Planned Giving […]


Welcome To Our Newest Board Member, Charlyn Bender

Charlyn Bender is a graduate of Loyola Law School, where she earned her JD in 2003. She also holds a MA in Multi Cultural Education from CSU Dominguez Hills, and a BA in History with a Minor in Biology from the University of California, San Diego. Most recently she completed the Ross Minority Program in […]


25th of September 2019

Special Weekend For Billie Jean King, Long Beach

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22nd of September 2019

Tennis Legend Opens New City Library

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13th of September 2019

Billie Jean King Main Library On Verge Of Opening Cover

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1st of September 2019

Spectacular, new Main Library is set welcome, educate, and assist the entire Long Beach Community

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27th of August 2019

Library Foundation and Friends Celebrate Librarians

Earlier this month, the Library Foundation Board of Directors was honored to work with the Friends of the Long Beach Public Library to organize the annual Librarian Appreciation event. From creating innovative programs to helping thousands of daily visitors find the correct book or use the computer, our city’s librarians transform lives at the Library […]


Summer 2019 Newsletter

Read all about it! Check out our latest news including the 20th anniversary of the Family Learning Center program, graduations at the Library, and statewide recognition for the Dictionary Days program.