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29th of December 2023

Long Beach Leaders are Readers: Everett Glenn, Long Beach Nonprofit Founder and Community Leader

Top leaders of the world have the exceptional simple habit of reading. Whether for enjoyment or enrichment, reading stimulates the mind and fuels creativity. Long Beach Leaders are Readers features leaders in our community as they share their recommended reads. We invited Mr. Everett Glenn to start off our year and be our January 2024 […]


6th of December 2023

Long Beach Leaders are Readers: Sean Reilly, LBPLF President-elect

Long Beach Leaders are Readers features leaders in our community as they share their recommended reads. We’re ending our year with a very special feature: Sean Reilly, the incoming Library Foundation Board of Directors President. Currently serving as President-elect, Mr. Reilly will officially assume his two-year term in January, demonstrating his commitment to fostering literacy and […]


1st of November 2023

Long Beach Leaders are Readers: Diane Jacobus, Long Beach Community Leader

Long Beach Leaders are Readers features leaders in our community as they share their recommended reads. In honor of Veterans Day in November, we are highlighting Diane Jacobus! Ms. Jacobus has shared the following reading recommendation. Enjoy!


29th of September 2023

Long Beach Leaders are Readers: Carmen O. Perez, Long Beach Community Leader

Long Beach Leaders are Readers features leaders in our community as they share their recommended reads. In honor of Latino Heritage Month, we are highlighting Carmen O. Perez, a long time community leader in the City of Long Beach! Ms. Perez has shared the following reading recommendation. Enjoy!


1st of August 2023

Long Beach Leaders are Readers: Ellie Perez, LGBTQ Community Leader and Activist

Long Beach Leaders are Readers features leaders in our community as they share their recommended reads. This month, we have a very special featured leader: LGBTQ Center of Long Beach Interim Executive Director and community leader and activist, Ellie Perez. Ms. Perez has shared the following reading recommendation. Enjoy! Pride and Joy by Frank J. Sileo


1st of July 2023

Long Beach Leaders are Readers: Long Beach’s First Ever Youth Poet Laureate, Claire Beeli

Long Beach Leaders are Readers features leaders in our community as they share their recommended reads. This month, we have a very special featured leader: Long Beach’s very first Youth Poet Laureate, Claire Beeli. Ms. Beeli has shared the following reading recommendation. Enjoy! The Dispossessed by Ursula K. Le Guin The Dispossessed taught me much of what I know […]


1st of June 2023

Long Beach Leaders are Readers: Mayor Rex Richardson, City of Long Beach

Long Beach Leaders are Readers features leaders in our community as they share their recommended reads. This month, we have a very special featured leader in honor of Father’s Day: City of Long Beach Mayor Rex Richardson. Mayor Richardson has shared the following reading recommendation. Enjoy! Fatherhood: Rising to the Ultimate Challenge by Etan Thomas This book is […]


1st of May 2023

Long Beach Leaders are Readers: Julia Huang, CEO of Intertrend Communications

Long Beach Leaders are Readers features leaders in our community as they share their recommended reads. In celebration of Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month we’ve asked LBPLF Board Member Julia Huang, Founder and CEO of Intertrend Communications, to be our May feature. Julia has shared the following reading recommendation. Enjoy! Stay True by Hua Hsu Taiwanese American […]


3rd of April 2023

Show Your Appreciation for Library Workers

April is National Library Month and we invite you to share, celebrate and support the Long Beach Public Library with us! Mark Your Calendars: April 4: Library Giving Day Let us tell you about some of the ways your donation to the Long Beach Public Library Foundation supports the people of Long Beach! More than […]


1st of April 2023

Long Beach Leaders are Readers: Cordelia Howard, Retired Director of Library Services

Long Beach Leaders are Readers features leaders in our community as they share their recommended reads. In celebration of National Library Month we’ve asked Cordelia Howard, (Ret.) Director of Library Services, to be our April feature. Ms. Howard has shared the following reading recommendation. Enjoy! The 1619 Project: A New Origin Story by Nikole Hannah-Jones & “The New […]