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15th of June 2022

Welcoming Julia Huang to the Board of Directors

Julia Y.C. Huang is the Founder and CEO of Intertrend, a multicultural creative agency at the intersection of emerging trends and the interaction between brands and consumers. Intertrend is known in the industry to create deeply resonant and exceptional consumer experiences for leading brands in automotive, financial services, retail, entertainment, pharmaceutical and telecom. Taiwanese American-born, […]


Welcoming Colleen Bentley to the Board of Directors

Colleen Bentley joins the Long Beach Public Library Foundation Board of Directors after many years of volunteering her time and expertise to support the Library Foundation’s advocacy work as a member of the Public Affairs Committee. In addition to her work with the Library Foundation, she currently serves on the Long Beach Transit Board of […]


Welcoming Diane Anglin to the Board of Directors

Diane Anglin is a Senior Advisor at Carta Advisors, LLC – Clark Construction Group and previously served as Marketing Director of Clark Construction Group. She is an experienced executive with demonstrated expertise in strategy and team collaborations, who fosters an environment of creativity and exceptional teamwork to problem-solve, and fill communication gaps. A Long Beach […]


10th of June 2022

Long Beach Leaders are Readers — Mayor Robert Garcia

Long Beach Leaders are Readers is our new series in which leaders in our community share recommended reads. In celebration of LGBTQIA+ Pride Month, Long Beach Mayor Robert Garcia has shared the following reading recommendation. Superman: Son of Kal–El (Volume 1) by Tom Taylor, art by John Timms I’ve loved comic books ever since I was a […]


Summer Reading Program Launches with Live Music Performances at all 12 Public Libraries

The Long Beach Public Library invites you to blaze a new trail this summer through the annual Summer Reading program! The Long Beach Public Library Foundation is proud to sponsor this year’s program thanks to generous support from the Port of Long Beach. From Saturday, June 18 to Saturday, August 13 readers of all ages […]


8th of June 2022

Celebrating Dictionary Days with Farmers & Merchants Bank and Long Beach Students

On June 1, 2022, we celebrated Dictionary Days with our friends from the Farmers & Merchants Bank Foundation at Lincoln Elementary School in Long Beach. Thanks to generous support from Farmers & Merchants Bank, the Long Beach Public Library Foundation purchased a new dictionary/thesaurus for every Long Beach Unified School District (LBUSD) third-grade student as […]


25th of May 2022

Long Beach Leaders are Readers — Anil Pandya

Long Beach Leaders are Readers is our new series in which leaders in our community share recommended reads available in the Long Beach Public Library’s collection. In celebration of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month 2022, Library Foundation Board member, Anil Pandya, has shared the following reading recommendation. As I am currently involved in […]


23rd of May 2022

Save the Date for Grape Expectations

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 20225:00 to 9:00 PMHOTEL MAYA Join the Long Beach Public Library Foundation for an evening to remember with a lavish gourmet dinner, incredible wines, and exciting online and live auctions! The Grape Expectations gala is the Library Foundation’s signature fundraising event to support our work on behalf of the 12 Long Beach […]


18th of May 2022

Billie Jean King Main Library KidSpace Dedicated to John & Helen Apostle in Honor of $1 Million Gift to Children’s Programming

On May 13, 2022, the Long Beach Public Library and Long Beach Public Library Foundation dedicated the children’s library at the Billie Jean King Main Library, the KidSpace, to the late John and Helen Apostle in a celebration attended by families, local leaders, and Library supporters. This honor recognizes a $1 million gift from the […]


8th of May 2022

All LBUSD 3rd Grade Students to Receive a New Dictionary/Thesaurus Thanks to Dictionary Days Sponsored by Farmers & Merchants Bank Foundation

Thanks to generous support from Farmers & Merchants Bank, the Long Beach Public Library Foundation was able to purchase a new dictionary/thesaurus for every Long Beach Unified School District (LBUSD) third-grade student. The 2021/2022 school year marks the Dictionary Days program’s 19th year since it was founded in 2003 by the Library Foundation and the […]