Long Beach Public Library Foundation


19th of April 2021

Welcome to Our Newest Board Member, Desiree Rew

Desiree Rew, MSW, LCSW, MBA, describes herself as the “return on investment to anyone who has ever given their time, talent, or treasures to support a public library.” Growing up in Baltimore, MD Desiree attributes the many hours spent in the Enoch Pratt Free Library as her launchpad for the adventure, academic endeavors, and adaptability […]

13th of April 2021

Raise a Glass to the Library Foundation’s 25th Anniversary with a Limited Edition Red Blend

The Long Beach Public Library Foundation has partnered with Long Beach’s own award-winning Willmore wine bar to offer a limited edition “Happy Reading” red blend from the Sierra Foothills. You can say “Cheers!” with your specially labeled bottle to celebrate the Library Foundation’s 25th year of service. Half of the profit from every bottle will […]

10th of April 2021

Champion of Literacy, John Arcos

John Arcos joined the Library Foundation Board of Directors in 2017 to support our work to provide crucial educational and literacy resources to those who depend on the City’s 12 public libraries. During his time on the Board, John led important initiatives as Vice President of Programs and Vice President of Fund Development. His support […]

26th of March 2021

The Library Foundation Stands in Solidarity with the Asian and Pacific Islander Communities of Long Beach

The Long Beach Public Library Foundation stands in solidarity with the American Library Association (ALA), Asian/Pacific American Librarians Association (APALA), and the Asian, Asian American, and Pacific Islander communities of Long Beach in condemning anti-Asian hate crimes.   As the ALA Executive Board recently stated, “Such bias and bigotry are not new, but they have […]

24th of March 2021

Celebrated Books by Asian and Asian American Women

Discover works by Asian and Asian American women in celebration of Women’s History Month. We have compiled a list of recently honored works available in the Long Beach Public Library’s collection. Check out these books and more at the link below. We are Not FreeBy Traci Chee2020 Printz Honor Book2020 Walter Honor Book2020 National Book […]

10th of March 2021

Register for BLING for Books – Apr 22 to 25

19th of February 2021

Watch the Recording of Our Virtual Celebration with Elise Bryant and Senator Lena A. Gonzalez

25th of January 2021

All LBUSD 3rd Grade Students to Receive a New Dictionary/Thesaurus Thanks to Community Fundraising Campaign

“Thank you for continuing this program. I recently set up my son’s distance learning desk in his room and found the dictionary he received in 3rd grade and I placed it on his desk, within easy reach.”– Comment left by a Dictionary Days program donor Long Beach, CA (January 25, 2021) – Families facing the […]

22nd of January 2021

Remembering Bob Kilpatrick

By Margaret Durnin, Long Beach Public Library Foundation Founding Board Member How many of us know someone who is 95 years old and still rides a bike to pick up groceries? How many of us  keep three or more books going at the same time? And, how many of us will have colleagues and friends […]

M. Lissette Flores, 2021 Board President

M. Lissette Flores is a marketing communications practitioner with more than 20 years of experience, specializing in Hispanic, multicultural and international public relations and marketing communications. She founded estrella pr + marketing in 2002. Estrella PR clients included Time Warner, Northwestern Mutual, Orange County Fair, CicLAvia, Symantec, La Opinion, Azteca America TV, among others. Prior […]