The Long Beach Public Library Foundation is partnering with the African American Heritage Society of Long Beach and the local faith community to create a fund for public library materials and programs related to race, equity, and justice.
The Billie Jean King Main Library opened to the public on September 21, 2019, transforming downtown with a bright, welcoming, modern space and programs for all members of the Long Beach community. The New Main Campaign raises funds to enhance the new library with improved collections, furnishings, technology, and other resources, and to create an endowment to support the Library’s Family Learning Center for generations to come.
Carnegie49 honors those who care deeply about the future of Long Beach’s public libraries, and name the Long Beach Public Library Foundation as a beneficiary of their estate. The society is named after Andrew Carnegie because of his generous work spreading literacy across the country by building libraries from New York to California. His library in Long Beach was the 49th Carnegie library in California.
The Gutenberg Society is made up of donors to an endowed fund creating a legacy of books for the Long Beach Public Library. The books purchased with these funds come from the Library’s wish lists, and are eagerly reserved by library patrons when they become available. The Gutenberg Society of the Long Beach Public Library Foundation offers an opportunity to touch lives now and long into the future.
The Michelle Obama Neighborhood Library opened in the Fall of 2016 and is the largest neighborhood branch in the Long Beach Public Library system. Thanks to the Founding Donors below, the Long Beach Public Library Foundation raised over $1 million to support enhancements and programs at the Library for the North Long Beach community to enjoy for many years to come.