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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 […]


1st of January 2021

Happy 125th Birthday, Long Beach Public Library!

2021 marks two important anniversaries — the Long Beach Public Library Foundation’s 25th and the Long Beach Public Library’s 125th year of service to the Long Beach community. On January 1, 1896, the Long Beach Library Association with books donated by the Women’s Christian Temperance Union opened the City’s first library in a small structure […]


17th of December 2020

Champion of Literacy J.P. Shotwell

As new technology emerges and informational needs change, libraries evolve to better serve their communities. Long Beach Public Libraries are no different. They now house 3D printers, virtual STEAM camps, laptop and Internet hotspot checkout programs, music recording studios, state-of-the-art adaptive technology for disabled patrons, and a wide arrange of e- and audiobooks. Much of […]


10th of December 2020

Champion of Literacy, Mary Lamo-Putnam

Mary Lamo-Putnam frequented Long Beach Public Libraries all her life. During her childhood in Long Beach, she and her friends would ride their bikes to Los Altos Library. Little did Mary know, she would go on to make an incredible impact on the City’s libraries. Mary was first introduced to the Long Beach Public Library […]