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23rd of February 2018

Grunion Gazette: Libraries Celebrate 15 Years Of Dictionary Days In Long Beach

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13th of February 2018

Celebrating 15 Years of Dictionary Days

https://www.facebook.com/LongBeachPublicLibrary/videos/10155942819015761/ In 2003, the Long Beach Public Library Foundation and the Earl B. and Loraine H. Miller Foundation joined forces to promote literacy for local students. Since that year, every Long Beach Unified School District third grade student has received a brand new dictionary – over 115,000 dictionaries gifted – thanks to the generosity of […]


1st of February 2018

New Year, New FLC: How Our Family Learning Center Program Has Evolved

In 1999, a handful of generous donors invested startup funds into a new Long Beach Public Library program called the Family Learning Centers (FLCs). The goal of this program was to create space within each of city’s twelve libraries in which students and their parents could obtain free, one-on-one homework help and tutoring. The centers, […]


19th of January 2018

Libraries Transform for Healthy Communities

Check out the video above for a tour of the Michelle Obama Neighborhood Library Learning Garden by GrowingYourGreens.com. 2018 brings new opportunities to transform your life and embark on your healthiest year yet, and the Long Beach Public Library can help. According to the American Library Association, more than 90 million U.S. adults have low […]


18th of January 2018

The Grunion: Libraries At Work

On December 22, 2017, The Grunion shared the following op-ed by Long Beach City Councilwoman Suzie Price and our Executive Director, Kate Azar. You can read the article below or click through to The Grunion. The holiday season reminds us to be grateful for all that we have motivating us to strive to be better. All […]


1st of January 2018

2017 Annual Report


21st of December 2017

Director of Library Services, Glenda Williams: Thank you for contributing to the success of our award-winning libraries

Dear Library Supporters, This has been a monumental year for the Long Beach Public Library! I thank all of you for supporting our efforts to bring literacy programs and educational resources to more than 1 million patrons who visited our public libraries this year. This summer, the Long Beach Public Library received the National Medal […]


19th of December 2017

Long Beach Public Library Foundation 2017 Impact Report

In 2017, the Long Beach Public Library served over 1 million patrons with 7 million resources and received the National Medal for Museum and Library Service. Check out the highlights of how the Library Foundation supported this monumental year for the library.


13th of December 2017

Press Telegram: Without public action, the FCC will expand our digital divide

Today, the Long Beach Press Telegram shared our Executive Director, Kate Azar’s column on the importance of Net Neutrality protections in advance of the FCC’s scheduled December 14, 2017 vote to remove these protections. You can help delay tomorrow’s FCC vote by calling FCC Chairman Pai at (202) 418-1000 and expressing your support for Net […]


Mayor’s Book Club Welcomed Best-selling Children’s Author Jan Brett to Long Beach

Hundreds gathered as Mayor Robert Garcia welcomed New York Times best-selling children’s author, Jan Brett at a free community event on December 9, 2017 at the Aquarium of the Pacific. This second annual Mayor’s Book Club event featured Brett’s latest book, The Mermaid, and was sponsored by the Long Beach Public Library Foundation, the Mayor’s […]