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17th of September 2021

Celebrate Latino Heritage Month with Vida Latina

The Long Beach Public Library will host its third annual Vida Latina event series in celebration of Latino Heritage Month! This year’s Vida Latina will include free in-person and virtual family programs from Saturday, September 18, through Saturday, October 30. Vida Latina will feature a variety of programs for all ages, including bilingual storytimes for […]


12th of September 2021

Win a Private Plane Ride to Palm Springs for Lunch and Support Long Beach Libraries


31st of August 2021

Free Back-to-School Resources from the Library

As LBUSD students return to class for the 2021/2022 school year, the Library’s many free resources will help them stay on track and succeed. 10 Long Beach Public Libraries are open, providing the opportunity to browse the collection of more than 800,000 books and materials, receive guidance from librarians, and access computers and free WiFi. Online […]


17th of August 2021

Welcome To Our Newest Board Member, Barbara Long

Barbara Long seeks out libraries, the key to developing creative and curious communities, every place she goes. She considers serving on the Long Beach Public Library Foundation Board of Directors to be a true honor. Barbara moved to Long Beach in 1986 but came to know her community better as a member of the Aquarium of the […]


23rd of July 2021

Books that Have Won Awards from Librarians for Your Summer Reading List

Every year, the American Library Association invites committees of librarians, educators, writers, and booksellers to honor outstanding new books with a variety of literary awards. Almost all of these books are available in the Long Beach Public Library’s collection at encore.lbpl.org. Check them out and enjoy a summer of reading. Award-winning Books for Adults The […]


25th of June 2021

The Library Foundation Welcomes Interim Executive Director Kathy McCarrell

The Library Foundation Board of Directors would like to introduce Kathy McCarrell who has been hired to serve as the Interim Executive Director of the Foundation in order to ensure a seamless and thoughtful transition to permanent leadership. Kathy, a Senior Consultant with the Third Sector Company, comes to the Foundation with over 25 years […]


22nd of June 2021

Long Beach Public Library Kicks Off Summer Programs with Library Foundation Support

The Library Foundation is proud to help Long Beach students combat the “summer slide” by funding fun and educational programs all summer long! Thank you to our supporters for their donations of all sizes that make these learning opportunities possible. The Long Beach Public Library kicked off its 2021 Summer Reading Program virtually on September […]


Long Beach Public Library Foundation and Long Beach Public Library Partner with Léeme un Libro to Provide Reading Programs to Migrant Children

The Long Beach Public Library Foundation and the Long Beach Public Library have partnered with Léeme un Libro (Read Me a Book), an online, volunteer-led, Spanish/English storybook read-along initiative aimed at overcoming language and literacy barriers that exist for the migrant children being sheltered at the Long Beach HHS (U.S. Department of Health and Human […]


4th of June 2021

LONG BEACH PUBLIC LIBRARY FOUNDATION EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR MOVES ON TO HER NEXT CHAPTER – SEARCH FOR NEW DIRECTOR UNDERWAY

As the Library Foundation emerges strong from the pandemic, the search begins for a new ED/CEO to continue the Foundation’s 25 years of community impact. Long Beach, CA (June 4, 2021) – Later this month, Long Beach Public Library Foundation Executive Director/CEO Kate Azar will step down after more than five years of service. In […]


30th of May 2021

Enjoy a Storytime to Celebrate Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month

Enjoy a special storytime by Carmen D. Snuggs of the Library Foundation Board of Directors to celebrate Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month. Carmen reads Ling & Ting: Not Exactly the Same by Grace Lin. Find this book and more to celebrate AAPI heritage in the Long Beach Public Library’s catalog at http://encore.lbpl.org. […]