Long Beach Public Library Foundation


10th of June 2020

Coretta Scott King Book Award EBooks in the Long Beach Public Library’s Collection

The Coretta Scott King Book Awards are given annually to outstanding African American authors and illustrators of books for children and young adults that demonstrate an appreciation for African American culture and universal human values. The award commemorates the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and honors his wife, Mrs. Coretta Scott […]

Celebrate Pride Month by Exploring LGBTQ History

Celebrate Pride Month by using your Long Beach Public Library card to visit the Archives of Sexuality & Gender: LGBTQ History and Culture Since 1940. The archives, part of the Library’s digital resources, include photos, newsletters, papers, government documents, pamphlets, and primary sources that shed light on the gay rights movement, activism, the HIV/AIDS crisis, and more. […]

Long Beach Public Library Launches Virtual Summer Reading Program

The Library Foundation is proud to support the Long Beach Public Library’s first virtual Summer Reading Program. Thank you to our donors for helping to make this possible! The Program’s kick-off at noon on June 13 includes a live online event with performances by children’s entertainers Buster Balloon and Marc Griffiths. Visit the Library’s Facebook […]

18th of May 2020

Welcome To Our Newest Board Member, Carmen O. Perez

Carmen O. Perez has served Long Beach for over 30 years and is best known as the Port of Long Beach’s first Latina Harbor Commissioner, significantly helping to increase trade at the Port during her 12 years on the commission. Carmen first began her service to the city as a teacher’s aid at Long Beach […]

13th of May 2020

Sharon L. Weissman Appointed to the Harbor Commission

Congratulations to Library Foundation 2020 Board President Sharon L. Weissman on her appointment to the Harbor Commission!  Sharon has served as senior advisor and transportation deputy to Mayor Robert Garcia since 2014. She also served as chief of staff to Garcia when he was vice mayor of Long Beach and to the late California State […]

4th of May 2020

“Make Time!” Video Series

The Library’s makerspace Studio has launched a new educational workshop series for creators of all ages. These videos instruct viewers through engineering and creative projects using household items. Thank you to our donors for supporting the makerspace Studio programs.

Makerspace Studios Helping to Protect City Staff

Thanks to donations to the Library Foundation, the 3D printers and sewing machines in the Library’s makerspace Studios have found a new calling. Library staff are 3D printing components for face shields and sewing face masks. The personal protective gear will be used by City staff who must report to work to keep the city […]

Storytime with Writers We Love

Thank you to these amazing writers for generously sharing a reading in support of our work at the 12 public libraries. You can show your support with a donation of any amount. Click to Donate. Golden Globe-winning writer and producer Prentice Penny reads The Compton Cowboys by Walter Thompson-Hernandez. Prentice has worked on Brooklyn Nine-Nine on […]

22nd of April 2020

Reading Recommendations from Long Beach Librarians

Share in the joy of reading with recommendations from Long Beach Public Library librarians. The books listed below for children, teens, and adults are part of the Library’s eBook collection on Overdrive. Sign in with your library card barcode and pin to check out these books and more. If you would like to apply for […]

A Message from California State Librarian Greg Lucas – Grape Expectations: Stay Home & Read Edition