Long Beach Public Library Foundation

Over $3.3 Million Raised for the Billie Jean King Main Library

On the one-year anniversary of the Billie Jean King Main Library Grand Opening, the Long Beach Public Library Foundation is proud to announce the completion of its New Main Campaign and more than $3.3 million raised for technology, programs, and enhancements at the City’s newest library. Nearly 500 community members, book clubs, foundations, and local organizations contributed gifts of all sizes –from $25 and up– to surpass the Campaign goal. Thank you to everyone who made this possible!

Donors to the Campaign include the John Apostle and Helen Apostle Foundation, the Rudolph J. and Daphne A. Munzer Foundation, Rotary Club of Long Beach, the Newell family, Billie Jean King and Ilana Kloss, Vic and Patty McCarty, Margaret C. Kott, the W. M. Keck Foundation, the Ahmanson Foundation, the Evalyn M. Bauer Foundation, Peter and Eleanore Schmidt, Cordelia Howard and Doris Soriano, friends and family of former LBPL children’s librarian Dee Navari, several LBUSD teacher librarians, and many families across Long Beach.

A Message from Campaign Co-chair Billie Jean King

Enjoy a Virtual Tour of the Library Thanks to Clark Construction

Although the Main Library is currently closed to the public due to the pandemic, patrons may visit to pick up materials checked out online or by phone and to sign up for a library card, Tuesday-Saturday from 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. An extensive offering of online resources is available to library cardholders including one-on-one homework help and job search support through Library Foundation funded Brainfuse programs. More information about the Library’s services can be found at longbeach.gov/library.