Long Beach Public Library Foundation

Programs

The Library Foundation supports the following free programs, resources, and enhancements available at Long Beach Public Library.

Family Learning Center Program

  • Available at the Billie Jean King Main Library and neighborhood branches
  • One-on-one homework help and job search assistance for patrons of all ages
  • Online homework help and job search assistance available with a Library card
  • Computer skills training
  • English as a second language resources
  • Supplybraries with resources for school projects

Makerspace Studios

  • Technology labs at the Billie Jean King Main Library and the Michelle Obama Neighborhood Library
  • The Mobile Studio bringing makerspace Studio resources to all neighborhood branch libraries as well as parks, schools, and community events
  • Instruction in 3D printing, robotics, coding, graphic design, audio and visual recording, video game design, and a variety of mediums for school projects, art installations, and business concepts
  • Highly talented Studio Guides providing workshops and one-on-one assistance for patrons of all ages and skill levels

Literacy Support at All Levels

  • Hundreds of new books purchased every year to update the Library’s catalog
  • Tools and events to support parents and guardians as they read 1,000+ books to their children before kindergarten through the Dive into Reading program
  • One-on-one tutoring through the LB Reads program for adults who struggle with reading and writing
  • A new dictionary/thesaurus for every Long Beach Unified School District 3rd grade student
  • Addressing the “summer slide” and engaging K-12 youth and their families in the Summer Reading Program
  • Homebound Reader delivery service for ill or injured patrons

Tools for Success

  • Scholarships for adults to earn their accredited high school diploma through the Library’s Career Online High School
  • New computers, laptops and other technological resources to help bridge the digital divide in Long Beach
  • Specialized resources, adaptive technologies, and peer assistance for adults with special needs at the Billie Jean King Main Library and Michelle Obama Neighborhood Library
  • Enhancements and resources at all 12 public libraries

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