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10th of October 2022

Grape Expectations Gala Exceeds Expectations!

The Long Beach Public Library Foundation raised more than $350,000 to support its work to enhance programs, technology, and resources at the city’s 12 public libraries on Sept. 18 at the 19th annual Grape Expectations gala at Hotel Maya. 400 guests gathered on the Vista del Mar terrace overlooking Queensway Bay to indulge in fine wines […]


4th of October 2022

Long Beach Leaders are Readers M. Lissette Flores, Past President and Board Member

Long Beach Leaders are Readers is our new series in which leaders in our community share recommended reads. In celebration of Latino Heritage Month, M. Lissette Flores has shared the following reading recommendation. Enjoy! The House on Mango Street The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros, first published in 1984 It’s a novel of […]


9th of August 2022

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14th of July 2022

Long Beach Leaders are Readers — Mario Cordero, Port of Long Beach Executive Director

Long Beach Leaders are Readers is our new series in which leaders in our community share recommended reads. In celebration of the Library’s Summer Reading program sponsored by the Port of Long Beach, Mario Cordero, Port Executive Director, has shared the following reading recommendation available in the Library’s collection. Shoe Dog, A Memoir by the […]


Announcing the Library Foundation’s 2022 Honorees – Celebrate at Grape Expectations

The Library Foundation is thrilled to announce the 19th annual Grape Expectations gala honorees: Rick Alsagoff and Mary Hancock Hinds,DURNIN FAMILY AWARD Farmers & Merchants Bank,LIBRARY LEADERSHIP AWARD Rick Alsagoff and Mary Hancock Hinds are proud North Long Beach residents who co-chaired the Library Foundation’s campaign for the Michelle Obama Neighborhood Library, which raised more […]


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 […]